Skin Acne – How Skin-Positive Influencers Can Help Us

We all know, there is no such thing as perfect skin. Pimples are normal, pores are normal and skin acne is normal. So why do our social media feeds often make it seem like they’re not?

Despite the thousands of perfect selfies with smooth skin, there’s a whole community over on Instagram that’s ready to shake up the stereotypes around blemishes and reclaim them as a distinctive and innate part of their identity.

These are the acne-positive influencers, who shares their skin issues and can help eradicate your acne.


Showing off her skin through gorgeous, brightly lit photos, her profile shows the reality of living with cystic acne. She addresses her 18,000 followers as fellow “cysters”—a clever play-on-words—and writes uplifting captions about seeing beauty beyond the breakouts. From raw images of oozing, active pustules to ones of Breeze touting message boards of positive notes, she’s committed to normalizing freckles and acne, one makeup-free photo at a time.


Having suffered from rosacea for over 15 years, Lex shares expert-backed advice for how to deal with the condition, hoping that sharing her experience will help others with rosacea feel less alone (after all, rosacea affects 14 million people in the U.S. or around five percent of the population). She documents her skincare journey and uses the platform to post helpful resources and advice on everything from skincare ingredients to lifestyle factors.


Anjali Mahto is a dermatologist, who has experienced acne from both a personal and professional point of view. She’s open about her own relationship with the skin condition and has written a book: “The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Great Skin” She uses her platform to share professional advice and resources with followers.

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