This woman uses makeup to get rid of her acne using a cool technique
What is beauty? It is the way a person looks to you or what is it inside the person, the person’s feelings, thoughts etc.
Mostly in our society, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. It is how the person looks externally, its facial features, color of the eyes, cheeks, lips and all other features make you beautiful. And what happens when the person you perceive as a beautiful one discloses something as a bout of acne that disfigures the face you have known to be pretty, the response is mostly repulsive?
A makeup artist who faced criticism and hateful comments on her blog and video channel on revealing her real face, that was not covered with dollops of makeup and other good stuff. Here the complete story and the video that explains what she did and why she did?
1 The makeup artist Em Ford
This is Em Ford, who lives in London and works as a self-taught makeup artist. She runs a blog and YouTube channel by the name of Pale skin blogger. She shares various makeup tricks in her blog and on encouragement of her followers also shared the same tips on YouTube in a series of videos.
Her tutorials on makeup are famous worldwide and she had gained appreciation for her skill and art.
2 Her facial condition
“I had relatively clear skin as a teenager and up into my early twenties,” Ford says. “But my acne seriously developed in late 2014 — and it was the worst in early 2015.
Unfortunately, she was struck by a bout of adult acne so bad that it transformed her face totally. She then decided to unveil her real look on her blog and YouTube channel. The blogger’s step-by-step films feature wide-ranging cosmetic tricks like winged liner, how to perfect a smoky eye and much more. But three months ago the online sensation decided to display her true self by rubbing off her face clean and posting no make-up selfies on social media.
The moment she unveiled her real no makeup laden face, she faced immediate criticism for her looks.
3 The comments
She got more than 1,000 comments on her no makeup images on her blog and YouTube channel. Not all of them were positive and the response hurt Ford a lot.
Abusive statements like “you look disgusting” and “seriously… has she ever washed her face?” started to appear underneath her YouTube videos. Comments fluctuated from ‘I can’t even look at her’ and ‘You’re so ugly’ when she was bare-faced, to ‘You are beautiful’ once she had completed her look.
Now she has exposed all counting the upsetting comments that brought her to tears in order to challenge society’s notion of attractiveness.
4 Acne: cause and Treatment
Acne is a skin disorder that generally affects humans both male and female in their teen years. But sometimes it also manifests in ages over 25 and is known as adult acne. Technically, acne is mostly a hormonal ailment driven by androgenic hormones, which naturally become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones, pooled with bacteria on the skin, and fatty acids present inside oil glands, results in acne.
The cause for such disorder is factors like unstable hormone levels during the time of menses in women, picking or poking already present acne scratches. Acne can be treated by hormone therapy, antibiotics, and vitamin A derivatives and over the counter skin clearing creams.
5 The video
In the video, Ford looks bare-faced while horrible words spin around her. Then she puts on her makeup and records how comments change from saying how “ugly” she is to mentioning how attractive she is. It looks like prettiness just comes in pastes and powders and charcoals. “At first, it was heart-breaking and incredibly upsetting,” Ford says.
Ford continues saying, “But after a while, I realized that as long as I am happy and accepting of myself, it doesn’t matter what other people think.” Em writes in the description “Over the past few months, I’ve got thousands of messages from people all over the world who grieve over or have suffered from acne, an uncertainty or self-confidence issues. ‘I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men.”