5 influential creators who are leading the skin-positivity movement
Social media platforms have become a hub for influencers, digital creators, and models, who are regularly praised for their often edited, filtered, or retouched photos.
While the majority of content in advertising & media continues to be notorious for portraying unrealistic standards, social networking sites have given people the chance to build communities and start important conversations. The skin positivity movement has been steadily gaining momentum over the last few years, and influencers have been using their voice to shed light on the realities of having “imperfect” or acne-prone skin.
We’ve highlighted these 5 influential figures on social media because they’ve done an outstanding job highlighting the importance of loving your skin in all of its forms, colors, and textures.
Christina is a New York-based influencer with a passion for all things beauty, wellness, and skin positivity. She uses Instagram, alongside her blog, to speak out about her experiences using birth control, her journey with Accutane, how acne has affected her life since 7th grade.
Skin & body positive influencer, Izzie, recently started sharing her experiences on YouTube. Her colorful and uplifting content inspires her audience to love their skin, with makeup or without. Check out her latest video where she runs through 15 tips on how to stay positive with adult acne.
Shiny is a model and artist that showcases the realities of imperfect skin. She’s spoken out about how she refused to be seen in public without makeup. Now, she’s being celebrated for her before and after photos, with the goal to teach her audience that there’s no shame in editing, or publishing images that are not photoshopped or makeup-free!
Liz is a huge advocate for inner-beauty, with a goal to encourage others to feel confident. Constantly reminding her audience that what they see on social media isn’t always realistic, she’s also transparent about how there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to curing acne. Check her out on YouTube channel for more content on health, skincare, and personal experiences with her skin.
Sofia is a lifestyle influencer based in Sweden and started her Instagram to document the highs and lows of her acne journey. She received so much love and support from her audience; starting the hashtag #smilingwithacne to encourage her followers to post their own photos bearing their natural skin.
The skin-positivity movement has made massive strides over the past few years, but there’s still a long way to go. Read our latest blog on the importance of restructuring cultural perceptions of beauty.