I find true beauty to be a woman that has confidence and is comfortable in her flaws. Someone that doesn’t have to use Makeup, wigs/weave or surgery to cover up what they consider to be something about themselves they don’t like. This is not to say wearing makeup is wrong because I truly believe it enhances your features nor do I feel that wearing weave or having wigs is wrong because a hairstyle can definitely make a difference to how you look. The same goes with surgery.
However as someone that suffers with Moderate Acne I haven’t really had much choice when it comes to wearing makeup to hide my “flaws” while foundation and concealer covers up my hyper pigmentation it doesn’t hide the fact that I have bumps the size of my fingernails that cover half of my face. And even when I do have my acne under control I still can’t wear much makeup because ill break out. I have had to deal with this condition since I was 14. Being 22 It gets easier especially when you meet someone that just loves you for the way you are face full of scars and bumps or not.
You often see comments like “she needs to drink more water” “her face is dirty” “that’s disgusting” somehow everyone is a dermatologist and it’s very disheartening because no one really knows what you have and haven’t done to help. We probably have the most cleanest faces due to the fact that we wash it so much. I went through a phase where I couldn’t leave the house without makeup and cared way too much about what people thought about my skin. Now I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore makeup. I even go to clubs without makeup because at the end of the day I’m the only version of myself and no one can do me better than I can.
I post pictures with no filter and no make up because I truly feel beautiful inside and out. Among the many other insecurities I have, my face is the biggest because its the first thing people see. There isn’t much I can do about my Acne because I’ve tried so to conclude this post I would like to say that you should not let social media, and anyone make you feel that your raw natural self isn’t good enough.
What do you think true beauty is?