5 Skin-Positivity Influencers Who Keep It Real With No-Makeup Selfies
In an age of photo-editing apps and filters, it’s rare to see bare face, no makeup, unretouched pictures on social media, especially Instagram. Don’t get us wrong — we love seeing over-the-top, jaw dropping makeup looks (we are beauty editors, after all) but sometimes, a dose of reality is much-needed. We’re talking about normalizing real-life skin-care concerns on social media: acne, dark circles, hyperpigmentation, pores, scars, uneven texture and more. If you’re with us, then allow us to introduce you to a few of our favorite beauty influencers who are empowering their followers with no-makeup selfies.
London-based skin-positive Youtuber Em Ford is known for her efforts to refine beauty by sharing a mixture of makeup tips and tricks and bare-faced selfies that allow her skin imperfections to show.
Kadeeja Sel Khan
Beauty blogger Kadeeja Sel Khan struggles with acne and shares her experiences, as well as some pretty awesome makeup tutorials, with her followers to encourage them to feel beautiful in their own skin.
With her Instagram handle @abis_acne, Abigail has an entire account dedicated to documenting her acne journey — from testing skin-care products to creating glam makeup looks.
In a mix of beautiful flatlays and product pictures, Centaine Mclean, who calls herself a professional makeup hoarder, also shares real-life skin struggles like acne flare-ups, with #SayNoToFacetune.
Fitness blogger Sophie Gray gives her followers a peek into her everyday life, including all-too-common skin-care woes like waking up with a painful pimple on your chin.
Photo: Courtesy of Em Ford