Women Are Now Posting Their Acne Bare-Faces Because It’s The Latest Beauty Trend

 

Ance is not one of those things worthy of celebration. It’s unattractive, embarrassing, and a real problem when it comes low self-esteem and body image but like Kendall Jenner said after parading her ance on the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, “never let that shit stop you.”

Of course, as humans, no one can deny the struggles with acne, hence a bunch of women, including celebrities and models on social media are posting their barefaced looks as a rally for #skinpositivity; a campaign to encourage other women around the world who are feeling insecure, depressed from this disturbing skin disease. 

The hardest thing about having adult cystic acne has been coming to terms with the realisation that I am never going to be “cured” but the best I can ever hope for is “control” of my skin. I have suffered with spots since 1992 and still continue to do so in 2017. That’s not to say there haven’t been periods where my skin has cleared up – it has (sometimes even for a few years) – but the cysts usually return over time. The good news is that when it does come back it usually responds to oral treatment. Psychologically accepting that I am never going to “grow out of it” has been a battle through most of my 20s and 30s. Now, closer to 40, I am learning to accept that my skin will be up and down – but when it is down, I need to treat it properly and revert to medication if I need it to minimise the risk of further scarring. I am not a perfect dermatologist with perfect skin – and nor do I aspire to be. Acne gets me down in the same way it affects any adult sufferer but learning to accept treatment when I need it and enjoying the periods my skin is good has become key for good mental health. Acne can be treated and scarring can be prevented but I think we are recognising more and more it can be a chronic problem for some that may always come and go. Acceptance of this is probably the most important part of the psychological battle. Sometimes it isn’t down to what we are eating or sleepless nights or heavy make-up or anything else we are doing wrong. It is just the luck of the DNA draw in terms of our unique combination of hormones and genetics. If you are suffering with your skin there are always solutions. They do not come with the guarantee that after a round of treatment your acne will not return, but there is always something that can be done and no one needs to suffer or just put up with it. If you are struggling with your skin or it is affecting your mental health please seek early intervention from your GP or dermatologist. (Trust the dermatologist who’s had topical creams, laser, antibiotics, the pill, chemical peels, spironolactone, metformin and 9 courses of Roaccutane in 25+ years! I have tried everything🙈) #dermatology #dermatologist #boardcertified #acne

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{{ I didn’t expect this many people to respond to this post. I want to help everyone asking what I use and I will make a short video later today explaining what i do. I have a final in like an hour so I’m just tying to study right now. My skin isn’t perfect. But it has come along way and I want to share the progress with everyone}} I just wanted to make a little post about skin because I’ve struggled with mine so much, and i really feel like I need to stop pretending like i haven’t. Especially in the industry I am trying to get into, it can be very deceiving about body image and skin. This is my skin at its worst on the lefts and now on the right. This was a hard time and I was very bothered by it. Didn’t want to leave my room or even have my own parents look at me. I still have scarring left which I am working with a doctor to fix because to be a model you basically need to be “perfect”. Which no one is and I am not claiming to be perfect at all. There are worse things that can happen to you in life than acne. But getting acne takes a really big toll on your life. I’m willing to answer any questions anyone might have. Just needed to get this out there because it is apart of who I am and my story. ( this was really hard to do so please don’t say anything mean 🙃)

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Australian model, Bella Lucia, who is also lending her voice for the #skinpositivity movement affirmed that “no one is perfect” after a sharing her bare-face and makeup looks. According to the swimwear model whose Instagram feed is filled with lingerie images, she struggled with the skin disease for many years and that “that your looks don’t define you.”

“No one is perfect,” she said. “Left is me as a teenager. I struggled with acne for many years as a young girl, not only was it isolated to just my face but it affected my chest and back. This severely affected my self-esteem and I had to stop modeling as a result. I’m posting this to hopefully help those out there suffering from acne or anyone worrying about the way they look because when I was young I wish someone would have told me that your looks don’t define you and even the “models” you see on advertisements aren’t perfect.”

No one is perfect – Left is me as a teenager. I struggled with acne for many years as a young girl, not only was it isolated to just my face but it affected my chest and back. This severely affected my self esteem and I had to stop modelling as a result. I’m posting this to hopefully help those out there suffering with acne or anyone worrying about the way they look because when I was young I wish someone would have told me that your looks don’t define you and even the “models” you see on advertisements aren’t perfect. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ For anyone wondering – I cured my acne with Roaccutane, many years ago, it was really harsh on my body but it was the only thing that worked, also anyone wondering about scarring – I’m really lucky I never scared ❤️ (got to thank mum for stopping me from picking)

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That being said, acne is a real struggle and while most women cover it up with a serious concealer, it does not, in all honesty, define you — which means: “never let that shit stop you.”

 

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