My True Story #No24
"I look for the best lighting to hide my skin flaws and have even used apps to smooth out my skin to hide my insecurities!"
"My Instagram is full of my amazing travels and locations making me appear to be super confident as a solo traveller but after travelling Australia I got hit with adult acne.
I have tried everything paid and paid loads of money for products, medicines and advice. My confidence is or was very shattered and I wouldn’t leave the house without make up and I wouldn’t dream of posting without makeup!
My posts on Instagram became few and far between. I look for the best lighting to hide my skin flaws and have even used apps to smooth out my skin to hide my insecurities! I struggle with meeting new people now as I have convinced myself they are staring at my face!
I’m getting over this slowly but my social media remains unaware of this struggle and the lengths I go to or have gone to to cover this insecurity.
I’m now beginning to realise that beauty is skin deep and yes it’s ok to be a little self conscious on days but it’s not ok to let it hold you back and dull your shine xxx "
Story by @ _laurenthomson