The 'skin positivity' hashtag on Instagram has been the silent achiever among the latest round of instagram movements. Having already amassed a whopping 50,000+ posts and counting, it's the place where everyday people and sk-influencers alike share their journeys as people living with skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo.
The common thread: raw images, inspiring stories, and filter-free posts. These sk-influencers are taking something society (and the beauty industry) has long taught us to cover with the swipe of concealer and striped it right back, making it about embracing the skin your in.
The whole concept of 'sk-inclusivity' and 'skin neutrality' is built around the belief that the skin is just another part of the body, it's not good or bad, it just is. They're changing the conversation around skin and distancing themselves from the importance we place on skin to look and feel a certain way. After all, your skin texture, colour and aesthetic does not determine your worth.
Despite being a worthy cause, many of these sk-influencers are the first to admit that their journeys towards embracing their skin conditions hasn't been an easy one, but the community hashtags like #acnepositive and #acneawareness has built, arms them with the confidence to let their skin breathe and accept their skin, even if they don't love it.
We've rounded up a bunch of these inspiring skin activities that you can follow on Instagram.