You go ladies!
Body positivity has been spreading over Instagram lately and we’re all here for it. Women are now confidently displaying pictures of their acne using the hashtag #freethepimple on Instagram.
The aim of the hashtag is to allow women to embrace their makeup-free faces without covering up their spots.
Speaking to i-D magazine about the movement, founder Louise Northcote said: “Growing up I didn’t have people who I could talk to about acne. So now I’ve built this community by using this hashtag.”
Thank you all so much for your love and support and kind messages about the amazing film with @i_d about acne. If you still haven’t watched it link is in my bio. And make sure you check out @sophieharristaylor and her amazing series called Epidermis. This is a portrait she took of my acne a few months ago. #acneawarenessmonth #acneisbeautiful #acneisnormal #freethepimple
Along with four other girls, Louise created a film with i-D about women who suffer from acne:
What an amazing project with amazing people. All these girls are so beautiful thank you for sharing your acne stories @_francescasp @h.sherwen @my.beautiful.acne @imu30 ! If you haven’t seen @i_d film on acne click the link in my bio! So much love 🙏🏻💖 #freethepimple #acneawarenessmonth #acneisbeautiful #idmagazine
The movement and hashtag has gained momentum, with thousands of women across the globe now sharing their bare faces using #freethepimple.
June is Acne Awareness Month, so this couldn’t have come at a better time. Go on gals!
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