This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 20 April, 2019

Beauty Q: Do 'acne positive' Instagram accounts make you feel more confident about your skin?

Let’s find out.

View this post on Instagram

@peterdevito - Acne Normalization p2

A post shared by leia 🦋 (@artdr3am) on

FOR MY ENTIRE adolescence, I had perfect skin and I completely took it for granted.

Without very much effort at all, I was more or less spot-free for the vast majority of my teenage years, bar a couple of hormonal spots on my chin at certain stages of my cycle. When I hit 20, I was quite relieved that I had made it to the other side of my teens without suffering with acne. I had been on high alert, because some of my family members had pretty bad acne as teenagers. 

However, in the autumn of 2016, I developed adult acne, quite suddenly. What a treat. Until it happened, I had been pretty ignorant about the whole thing and assumed that most adults were just suffering with the same acne that they had been diagnosed with as teenagers. 

My diagnosis with acne coincided with the increasingly popularity of Instagram MUAs and influencers, many of which began to gear their Instagrams in the direction of acne positivity. 

We won’t go all Bloggers Unveiled, but at this stage we all know that people can basically portray themselves whatever way they like on the internet. So, naturally it’s pretty refreshing to see people flaunting their acne and acne scars on Instagram and Youtube. 

It’s easy to see why it should make you feel better about having acne. You’re supposed to think, “If someone else can be proud of it, then why can’t I?” But does it actually make a difference?

How do you feel when you see acne positive Instagrammers?

Poll Results:

It doesn't make a difference to how I feel. (280)
I have never really thought about it. (166)
I don't have acne.  (166)
It makes me feel more confident.  (152)

DailyEdge is on Instagram!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Kelly Earley

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel