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Why One Trainer Decided to Stop Covering Up Her Acne

Anyone who has ever struggled with adult acne knows it's a first-rate pain in the butt. One day your skin looks great, and the next it's like you unwittingly took a trip back in time to your teenage years. There aren't enough "ugh"s in the world for that feeling of waking up with a freshly broken-out face. (Hopefully, that new acne vaccine will become available, like, tomorrow.) Thanks to the modern miracle of makeup, it's fairly easy to hide a breakout. But it's also a bit of a pain to feel obligated to put in the time to conceal something your body is doing for reasons that are arguably mostly beyond your control. And who says you have to cover it up, anyway?


Smile Each and every single one of us have imperfections. Does your skin ever do that thing where it's glowing and spot free for a few weeks and then all of a sudden it's like hahahah I was just kidding.. ACNE ATTACK!!. I was taking a selfie this morning and I had covered my spots that I have been so upset about with concealer.. But then I was like"no why lie about & fake having a healthy glow wen I'm glowing red with spots on my face .. . It doesn't make me any less of a person it's who I am and that's my imperfection .. We should never look down or make fun of someone for something they can not control.. Covering this with makeup makes it so irritated and itchy I just wanna peel my skin off.. . . Let your skin breathe, can we get less Facetune and more natural faces on insta please .. . I'm tired of seeing perfectly photoshopped skin that isn't real!! It takes 4-6 weeks for your skin to regenerate, I am really hoping that my new skin regime and back to my old eating habits will heal this from the inside out .. As my acne looks hormonal I also going to go and see my doctor to make sure everything in my lady region is ok.. . Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful ... Love ya . #maevemadden #acne #realtalk #loveyourself #irishblogger #irishfitfam #fitgirls #beauty #skincare #natural #acnescars #skincareroutine #summer17

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That's what Maeve Madden, a London-based personal trainer, thought when she started experiencing breakouts, which she later learned were related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Last month, Maeve posted about the beginnings of her breakout struggles, noting in her caption that she wasn't sure of the cause but wanted to get to the bottom of it with her doctor. Madden often films workout videos for her social media accounts, and she shared that she was shying away from appearing in videos without makeup or even at all during her breakouts, but eventually realized there was no reason to hide what she was going through. (Related: Chrissy Teigen Is Everyone Who's Ever Had Hormonal Acne)


Skin Update .. We are all FLAWSOME! I really lost my confidence over the past few days I couldn't cover my acne & scars from my treatment and I felt that wen I looked in the mirror it was all I could see i have a great amount of empathy for anyone who feels exactly like this .. I was to shy to film any content or take pictures like I usually do but with all of your support, I realised I am more than that.. It's difficult to over come, Skin is not perfect, acne, scars, stretchmarks, ezcema, wrinkles what ever you think the flaw may be that's ok .. it's all NATURAL and we need to realise this !! So Let people See the real, imperfect, flawed beauty that you are.. Be an individual who embraces their flaws and knows their awesome no matter what .. I am #flawsome If you are feeling down then save this! I am perfect in imperfections, secure in my insecurities, happy in my pain, strong in my weakness and beautiful in my own way.. I AM ME! I want to thank everyone for their kind supportive messages and my wonderful skin team @lms.wellness #maevemadden #acne #realtalk #loveyourself #irishblogger #irishfitfam #fitgirls #beauty #skincare #natural #acnescars #skincareroutine #summer17 #transformationtuesday

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While it can't be cured, PCOS can be managed through lifestyle changes like eating healthy, staying active, and getting enough sleep. In the meantime, Maeve is working on staying confident. "Skin is not perfect," she said in her caption. "Acne, scars, stretchmarks, eczema, wrinkles—whatever you think the flaw may be, that's okay. It's all NATURAL and we need to realize this! So let people see the real, imperfect, flawed beauty that you are." All in all, that sounds like pretty great advice. There's no reason to hide what you're going through skin-wise, especially if you're more comfortable sans makeup.


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