Dec 28, 2017

This Blogger With Acne Shares Her Foundation-Free Selfies and Messages of Support

In this world where makeup and filters can make you look like a completely different person, it's refreshing to see someone who's open to showing the world how she really looks.

Blogger Hailey Wait is a 17-year-old artist and photographer who has cystic acne. But what's really making her go viral is how she's a beacon of support for others who have cystic acne. She shares that she just decided to post a makeup-free selfie on Instagram to show her followers.

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Wait says in an interview, "I had always wanted to be as genuine and real with my followers and supporters as possible since the beginning, but I felt like I wasn't practicing what I preached. Every day I would pile on makeup and pretend I didn't have any flaws, and it was kind of a toxic way of putting myself on a pedestal, looking back."

She would also sometimes post photos of herself wearing makeup, but not so much that it covers her acne. And she goes on to say, "Reminder that acne doesn't make you ugly. A heart full of hate does."

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Thumbs up to Hailey, who's an awesome inspiration for the many people with cystic acne!