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Catriona Gray's Barefaced Selfies Are Proof That Pores and Spots Are Totally Normal

"I have pores, oiliness, fine lines, breakouts, beauty spots and moles...and I'm perfectly fine with that."
Catriona Gray's Barefaced Selfies Are Proof That Pores and Spots Are Totally Normal
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"I have pores, oiliness, fine lines, breakouts, beauty spots and moles...and I'm perfectly fine with that."

The Miss Universe fever is still on, which means our feeds are a carousel of polished beauty queens with perfect makeup and hair. And, let's face it: Even after pageant season is fully over, professionally beautiful influencers willl still pop up on our feeds, selling us skincare and makeup with faces looking like they're made of glass. 

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It's so easy to relapse into being ashamed of our pores, spots, peach fuzz, and dry patches. This is precisely why Catriona Gray's barefaced selfies are so encouraging. The 27-year-old beauty queen isn't one to shy away from close-up photos that fully show off her skin. And you know what? She looks great, proving that having textured skin is, in fact, normal!

"Just jumping on here with a barefaced selfie to remind you that even though in photoshoots, makeup, and IG story filters, my skin looks 'flawless'...in reality I have pores, oilines, fine lines, breakouts, beauty spots, and moles...and I'm perfectly fine with that. This is just a kind, little reminder to remember that what we see online is a curated feed, and that we shouldn't compare that to our everyday reality," she wrote on Instagram.

It's a message that's worth repeating! Below, we've rounded up five of her natural, makeup-free selfies. Take a look:  

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1. She's positively glowing! 

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2. Pores will be visible under direct sunlight, and that's nothing to be ashamed of at all. 

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3. Moles are actually assets!

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4. Fine lines actually make your smile look more genuine! 

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5. You don't always need to be fully glammed up to feel beautiful and confident in your own skin. 

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