Home Beauty De hashtag #freethepimple doet de ronde en wij zijn helemaal fan!

De hashtag #freethepimple doet de ronde en wij zijn helemaal fan!

Doe jij er al aan mee?

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Niets maakt ons gelukkiger dan body positivity op welke manier dan ook. En dat heeft ook het Britse model Louisa Northcote begrepen. Zij maakte #freethepimple trending op sociale media. Heb jij de hashtag al gebruikt?

#freethenipple kende je vast wel al. Nu is er een variant op die hashtag die heel wat positiefs teweeg kan brengen. Met #freethepimple laten mannen en vrouwen over de hele wereld met trots hun huidproblemen zien. Zoals het hoort! Puistjes, eczeem, sproetjes zijn niets om je over te schamen, maar toch durven veel jongens en meisjes hun ‘onzuiverheden’ niet te tonen.

Huidproblemen normaliseren

Ook het Britse model Louisa Northcote kampt al jaren acne, maar vond het tijd om huidproblemen te normaliseren. Dus gebruikte ze de hashtag #freethepimple onder een selfie waarop haar acnehuid te zien is. Sindsdien hebben al tal van mensen haar voorbeeld gevolgd en een ‘naakte’ selfie onder de hashtag gepost.

If you watched the first episode of @bntmuk you will understand why I'm posting this selfie. First of all please appreciate it took a lot of courage to post this picture. I already know some people will be mean and nasty about it and probably laugh and say horrible things. I have heard it all before: pizza face, crater face, I'm ugly because of my skin, wash ur face, ur dirty, ur disgusting, ur greasy etc the list goes on and on. Growing up in Dubai I was modelling at 13 and had a thriving career then I moved to England at 16 for my studies and my skin went down hill. I have had the creams and the pills and when it came to modelling I had agencies interested in me but they said go away and clear ur skin then come back. I wish it was just that easy "clear ur skin" but it's really not! It's a daily struggle which has taken a huge toll on my mental health and confidence especially with guys thank god my boyfriend sees past it he is amazing! Prior to the show my skin was actually getting clear yet however it took a severe turn for the worse and here I am still with bad skin, I was put on more creams and more meds but no I still have 'bad skin'. Sounds pathetic but my wish in life is to walk out makeup free with clear skin but walking out makeup free with skin like this people would stare and that would affect my self esteem more. It's extremely painful as well. I have done so much research into it I'm very health conscious – I'm a vegan, I don't drink coffee and I exercise a lot! I'm now having to go on more meds and more things to try clear it. I think acne is a subject that isn't spoken about enough in life and in the modelling industry because we live in a superficial world – editing Instagram pics etc. I know there are so many people out their struggling with it like me so I am here to show u u r not alone and to be a voice. I also want to thank @bntmuk @maxrogersuk @nickyjohnston @abbeyclancyofficial and everyone else from the show that gave the girl with 'the bad skin' a chance. Will the modelling industry ever look past the red marks? I also call u acne suffers to gain courage like me and post an acne selfie with #bntmlouisa on twitter or Instagram! ❤️

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In een video voor het Amerikaanse i-D Magazine vertellen jonge vrouwen, waaronder Louisa, over hun ervaring met acne.

Hopelijk zorgt dit voorbeeld voor nog duizenden jongens en meisjes die zonder schaamte, en vooral zonder Photoshop of make-up een selfie durven te posten.

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