Oftentimes, Instagram is not the place we go to feel better about ourselves. Although the beloved app is inspiring and brings people together, it often fosters comparison, envy and loneliness. Thankfully, shedding light on what’s actually real is becoming more of a trend on our feeds. These beauty bloggers who rock their imperfections are a beacon of hope in a virtual world full of the fake and edited, and we’re so thankful they exist.
Kadeeja Sel Khan
This UK-based beauty influencer gets real about her acne and isn’t afraid to let you into her process and tips for dealing with it.
LA-based beauty blogger and makeup artist is also a burn survivor, who keeps it real about her journey and experience.
This London beauty blogger’s YouTube Channel and “Redefine Pretty” video is helping to redefine beauty standards and start conversations about the impact social media and culture has on our mental health and how it relates to the way we think about how we look.
Although not a beauty blogger himself, Peter is a photographer that showcases body and skin positivity through his powerful portraits.
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I look back over my squares here (a bunch of pretty pictures of a pretty face with pretty makeup) and I read through the comments ("you are so beautiful", "you can do no wrong", "you are perfection”) and I just fear that you don’t see THIS 👆🏼 A woman who carried three children, who loves Taco Bell, who cries over piles of laundry, who pees her pants daily, who sings loud in her car, who struggles when she looks in the mirror some days, who hosts her friends constantly, who stresses and fights and laughs just like you. THIS? This isn’t brave. This is my reality. #effyourebeautystandards
Kayti uses her platform to get real about not only skin and body positive thinking, but also anxiety, motherhood and just life in general.
Instagram model whose been featured in Peter DeVito’s portraits rocks her birthmark and doesn’t try to cover it in her photos and modeling, helping to normalize beauty standards in the industry.