Anyone that has suffered with acne will know how much of an impact it can have on your life. Whether you get the odd pimple from time-to-time or you have severe cystic acne – we all know how it can affect our confidence. But one YouTuber who knows this feeling more than most is beauty vlogger Katie Snooks, who has just released a v. inspiring documentary for BBCs Newsbeat called ‘Me, My Spots and I’.
Katie had spent 10 years battling the skin condition until she was finally referred by her dermatologist to the controversial drug, Roaccutane, which has previously been linked to mental health side effects and in extreme cases, suicide. The YouTuber has never been shy when it comes to discussing her acne and she recently opened up about her journey with the treatment in a tearful Skin Diary vlog on her channel, with the video going crazy on social media and the likes of the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan reporting on it.
Since then, Katie has finally finished her 8 month long treatment and the documentary sees her travelling around the UK to meet different people all with different acne stories. From Libby, who has tried Roaccutane three times with no luck, to Sarah and 15-year-old George, a mother and son who both opened up about their struggle with severe cystic acne; the documentary has shown the physical and emotional side effects of living with the condition.
The documentary was uploaded to BBC iPlayer this morning and other members of the vlogging community have already taken to Twitter to share their love.
Since the release this morning, Katie has also appeared on BBC Two with Victoria Derbyshire and on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat to talk about the documentary and her own experience living with acne.
Obviously, this isn’t the first time that a YouTuber has released their own documentary for the BBC. Katie has joined the likes of Jim Chapman, Em Ford and Dan and Phil to the presenter’s club and we could not be prouder – #TeamInternet!
Make sure to let us know what you think about Katie’s documentary in the comments and you can catch the documentary here.