This is something that hits home for me because I suffered with acne in my early 20’s. Some of the comments that people made were ill-informed and downright cruel. Of course, makeup became my self-defence weapon and it wasn’t long before I wouldn’t leave the house without it.
This was a large part of the reason I qualified as a therapist and makeup artist, so I could learn to manage my skin, get to the root of the problem and begin the healing process armed with the right tools and information. I am now free from acne but it did leave its mark oh my psyche. If you would like some advice or help from someone who knows what that struggle feels like, please leave a comment or send me a message via the contact form on this site.
In response to bullying and shaming, I have this to say: Be kind to unkind people, for they are the ones who need it most.