And I am about to whine. I haven’t worn makeup in a month. I wore it once, last Saturday, and that’s it. When I stopped, several people either told me I looked tired or sick. I really did that part to myself by wearing makeup every day since 7th grade.
One girl in particular asked why I stopped wearing it. I told her I became too dependent on it and it wasn’t good for my skin, which is currently full of acne. I explained that I come from a woman known as my mother who was on Accutane and, big shocker, I have acne too. Not wearing makeup lets my skin breathe and feels so much better without layers upon layers of makeup. She then proceeded to tell me that I should try washing my face to get rid of acne. Ignorant girl is ignorant. Another girl joined in by telling me she could “totally relate” and began complaining about her horrible acne and pointing to the invisible blemish on her porcelain face, sighing in desperation. If that’s horrible acne, then I’d like to hear what my condition would be classified as.
What I really want is to find peace with where I’m at. My skin won’t be horrible forever. But right now it is bad. And it makes me feel bad. And I don’t want to feel bad. I want to be able to wear makeup on occasion and feel like other people aren’t staring me down when I’m not. And I want other girls to be comfortable without it too. Makeup doesn’t make me pretty and acne doesn’t make me ugly. When I find my worth in Jesus I am prettiest. And so are you.
- day after prom: Emily and 564 friends have changed their profile pictures
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