Em Ford's Powerful Makeup Free Selfie Has An Important Message Behind It

24 January 2018, 11:09

Em Ford my pale skin without makeup
Em Ford without makeup. Picture: Instagram // Em Ford

By Josh Lee

Em Ford's makeup-free selfies

Em Ford has gone makeup free to promote "skin positivity" in an incredible new Instagram post.

The beauty Youtube, who has been vocal about living with acne, has been sharing a number of makeup-free photos over the years to help show that the myth of flawless beauty is just that - a myth. When she began sharing these snaps, the trolls inevitably came. But in her most recent post, Em points out her imperfections before anyone else is given the chance, essentially beating the trolls at their own game.

"I have one eyelid which is 3mm more hooded than the other. A 1.2cm scar on my forehead. My left brow has a slight bald patch, the sides of my nose make it difficult to find sunglasses sometimes and my lips have a sharp Cupidโ€™s bow," Em wrote in the caption.

In a world of filters and Facetune, it's always inspiring to see a YouTuber prove that flaws are an unavoidable but ultimately beautiful part of life.

โ€œWhat happened to her skin ๐Ÿง?โ€œ โ€œwhatโ€™s wrong with her face ๐Ÿคฏ?โ€ โ€”โ€” Well ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, I just cleansed, exfoliated, used a bucket load of serum and drenched my face in moisturiser ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. My skin is happy AF ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป right now. โ€”โ€” And since you asked, I have one eyelid which is 3mm more hooded than the other. A 1.2cm scar on my forehead. My left brow has a slight bald patch, the sides of my nose make it difficult to find sunglasses sometimes and my lips have a sharp Cupidโ€™s bow. โ€” Whatโ€™s wrong with yours ๐Ÿคจ...? Cos if you would like me to return the favour ๐Ÿค“ and slide over to your profile, as you did to mine ๐Ÿ˜ in an attempt to publicly shame by scrutinising my face ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ youโ€™ve only got to ask... ๐ŸŒš๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป #ifyouwouldntlikeitdontdoit โ€”โ€” #mypaleskinblog #skinpositivity

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