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Condolences to everyone who put toothpaste on their forehead in middle school. Acne is cool now.
Slate says Instagram influencers are embracing pimple positivity — busting a major source of teenage angst as ruthlessly as Dr. Pimple Popper.
More than 70% of teens said their acne makes them less attractive, according to a survey by a pharmaceutical company. Medical experts say people with acne are at risk of developing anxiety and depression.
Kadeeja Sel Khan, a skincare influencer, went viral on Instagram after posting an unfiltered makeup tutorial featuring her bare skin.
“I was tired of pretending I’m this ‘perfect’ person when in reality no one is,” she told British Vogue. “I never in my life thought I’d feel so happy in my body and myself as I do now.”