There’s a good reason behind your parents telling you not to scratch when you had chicken pox. Medical experts say that scratching those itchy bumps could cause a bacterial infection, which can lead to a scar. Chicken pox scars tend to look like spots that are sunken in the skin.
We all know people who, decades after dealing with this common viral infection, are still carrying scars from it. And while some want to get rid of them, others are just fine as they are. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is one of those people.
You probably never noticed them, but she has a few pox scars, mostly on her stomach. She embraces them. During a bikini photo shoot in Jamaica, where she was hosting Memorial Day weekend festivities, she commented on the visibility of the marks and told her fans, “Love my chicken pox on my tummy”:
And while accepting such scars is great, there also isn’t anything wrong with wanting to get rid of them. Professional options for removal include some complex things like laser resurfacing, skin grafting (yikes!) and punch excision, and less intense options are fillers, microdermabrasion treatments, microneedling and chemical peels.
Over-the-counter alternatives include natural oils (rosehip anyone?), cocoa butter, vitamin E and aloe vera, as well as scar removal and retinol creams, as well as exfoliants.
As for Williams, as she said, she loves the few spots she has to deal with. She put them on display for her fiery bikini shoot, and you can check out a few other images from the shoot below. But honestly, who is looking at chicken pox scars with a body like this?