On Instagram, we are often shown a type of perfection that is unattainable in our everyday existence. Thankfully, there are people who like to keep it real by posting about what their unfiltered lives are actually like, struggles and all. Fitness blogger Beck Lomas already motivates people with her workout posts, but more recently, she opened up about her struggle with acne — and that is what's really resonating with people.
Lomas shared a makeup-free photo on Instagram to her 156,000 followers. In the post, she wrote about the importance of not letting your "imperfections" restrict your happiness and self-confidence.
"Haven't done a post like this in a while, so here goes. THIS is my current situation. A pimply, bleeding, sore face. It doesn't look THAT bad, but it feels prettttty bad. My skin will always be a journey in itself, I don't think I will ever be one of those girls who feels completely okay without makeup, but that's fine. Even when my skin is at it's best, which does happen sometimes, when I don't have any big angry pimples and everything looks quite smooth, I'm still a little self conscious... I feel like I can't wear singlets or backless tops because my skin on my back is still quite bad, which kind of upsets me. But just because I'm not completely confident with my skin, doesn't mean I'm not a confident person. I've come a long way from the girl who used to cry every single night about the way her skin looked. These days my skin is just a minor downer for me sometimes. This post is just to show you all that you should be confident despite your little flaws. We all have things that kill our confidence a little sometimes, no one is completely perfect, and something that might seem like the end of the world for you, may go unnoticed by everyone else. Happy people are the most beautiful people, and i know it's hard to feel happy when you're focusing on your imperfections- but I just want to let you all know that you are beautiful EVEN if you have acne, or bacne, or cellulite, or your thighs touch or you've got stretch marks. You beautiful and unique and amazing as you are, and being confident and happy and that will shine through and make you even more beautiful! THESE are my imperfections, they make me sad sometimes but they're not who I am, and they aren't going to kill my confidence, so don't let your imperfections kill your confidence!"
Since Lomas uploaded her Instagram four weeks ago, it has received over 2,500 likes and many positive comments. People are praising her for opening up about her struggle with acne and saying how they can relate to it.
"[I] just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU for this post. My skin is exactly the same as yours and I struggle with it daily. This was such a great reminder that our imperfections don't define us. Thank you for being so honest and relatable."
Lomas is right that confident, happy people are the most beautiful. It is evident in her photo.
(H/T: Cosmopolitan UK)