So I recently stalked myself (yeah, no shame) and found this little gem of a picture from 6 years ago. Every time I see it, it strikes me because I still feel like that a lot of the time. "Bad skin" is just a part of my identity now and I'm trying to shake it slowly but surely.
This is the only picture I have of my acne. Every other picture I posted in high school was edited, with makeup or with bad lighting.
Things have changed though, I couldn't be more confident now and I wish I could tell my 16-17 year old self that it's all going to go away really soon.
Today I didn't wear foundation. I rocked my natural skin and honestly, it felt really good.
And yeah, I still peel the labels off bottles.