A post shared by Carmen Rene (@eatthecaketoo) on Nov 20, 2017 at 7:41pm PST
A plus-size blogger has shared a saucy snap of herself in the buff to encourage others to be more body confident.
Alongside the post, Carmen Rene emphasised the importance of embracing your “flaws”.
After stripping off, the lymphoedema-sufferer, was hailed as an “inspiration” by her Instagram followers.
Carmen often speaks about her lymphoedema, a chronic condition that affects the body’s tissues.
The long-term illness affects the lymphatic system and leads to glands in the body ballooning.
This can cause body parts, including the arms and legs, to swell up. After being diagnosed with the condition, some patients find it difficult to show off their bodies.
There are so many things that are considered flawed in this photo. Back fat, rolls, cellulite, spider veins. We are taught to hide these “flaws” but instead I challenge you to embrace them. Share them. Love them. We are forever a #workinprogress so why not love ourselves along the way? .. Throwback Thursday ������ #tbt Photo by @cordobaphotography ������������ #eatthecaketoo #carmenrene #selflove #bodypositive #bodylove #bodyconfidence #plussize #lymphedemawarrior #BEinyourskin #bbwlove #plussizelove #beyou #celluliteisnormal #celluliteissexy #untouched #effyourbodystandards #curves #body_lovee #imnoangel #effyourbeautystandards #thickwomen #sizesexy #cellulite #flawsandall #booty #bootyfull #honormycurves #longhairdontcare
A post shared by Carmen Rene (@eatthecaketoo) on Dec 28, 2017 at 3:45pm PST
Carmen is determined to change the perception that you should cover up to conceal your insecurities.
Alongside her naked snap, she wrote an inspiring message about learning to love your flaws.
The blogger said: “There are so many things that are considered flawed in this photo. Back fat, rolls, cellulite, spider veins.
“We are taught to hide these “flaws” but instead I challenge you to embrace them. Share them. Love them.”
Encouraging her fans to be more body confident, she reminded them that no one is perfect.
Carmen added: “We are forever a #workinprogress so why not love ourselves along the way?”
Since the Instagrammer uploaded the picture last weekend, her post has racked up more than 2,800 likes.
Many have praised the social media influencer for opening up about her insecurities.
One commenter said: “As always, your beauty shines through your honesty, you continue to inspire me to love all of me. Thank you.”
Another added: “Thanks! It took me a long time to embrace ALL my flaws. You are absolutely beautiful and stunning.”