Scrolling through Instagram or watching flawless celebrity faces on the silver screen often makes us feel insecure. But, as it turns out, even the most prominent women in Bollywood struggle with skin issues. Earlier, Sonam Kapoor had opened up about being insecure about forceps scar on her face. And now, actress Yami Gautam has opened up about her skin insecurities.
Yami took to the ‘gram to share unedited pictures from her recent shoot and revealed that she has been dealing with keratosis pilaris, a type of incurable skin condition for a long time.
She shared, “Hello my Insta family, I recently shot for some images, and just when they were about to go in for post-production (a common procedure) to conceal my skin condition called Keratosis- Pilaris, I thought, ‘Hey Yami, why don’t you embrace this fact and accept it enough to be OKAY with it. Just let it be… (Yes, I do talk out loud to myself🙋🏻♀).”
Yami further explained that Keratosis-Pilaris is a skin condition where a person gets tiny bumps on the skin. “I promise they aren’t as bad as your mind and your neighbour aunty makes it out to be 🙎🏻♀🤷🏻♀) I developed this skin condition during my teenage years, and there is still no cure for it,” she elaborated.
The Bhoot Police actress opened up about dealing with her skin insecurity for years. She mentioned, “Today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you… I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful.”
Now, this is the type of positivity we’d like to see more of on social media. More power to you, Yami!
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