What do acne, pores, and redness have in common? Normal and real skin. There’s no doubt that social media paints (literally) unrealistic beauty standards. However, this heavily airbrushed and filtered version of perfection is not only unattainable but nonexistent. If you want to challenge these fucked up conventions, follow these skin-positive influencers below. They provide some much-needed realness and a break from the overall fakeness on social media.
Body-positive and skin-positive influencer Izzie centers her feed around her acne journey. She very openly discusses her struggle with acne and how it has affected her mentally. Nonetheless, her positivity, realness, and exploration with self-love have garnered her 103k followers on Instagram.
Kali is similarly a proponent of acne positivity. She frequently reminds her followers that it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Kali recently welcomed an adorable baby to the world, so she’s able to talk about the changes your skin can go through during and after pregnancy. Not to mention there is now some adorable baby content.
Cotty is vocal not only about her skin journey but her struggles throughout it. She works to normalize normal bodies and normal skin while challenging the false ideals that apps create.
Labeling herself as “India’s leading skin-positive influencer,” Prableen encourages her followers to be comfortable in their own skin. She often posts filter vs. reality photos/videos in order to challenge body and skin expectations. She also hosts a #nofilterwithpkb to remind her followers that they are beautiful unfiltered.
Acne model Kadeeja works to bring “reality to social media.” With 437k followers, she documents the ups and downs she’s experienced throughout her skin journey. Her realness even won her the “Keeping It Real Influencer 2020” award.
These amazing skin-positive influencers remind us that one’s skin journey is not linear and by no means ‘perfect.’ They keep it real and unfiltered unlike the majority of social media.
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