Real talk: Most of us feel vulnerable showing our face without makeup and/or filters. We get you, we’re with you. It’s difficult not to compare our skin right next to the unrealistic beauty standards that we often see online. But let this be a reminder that acne scars, dark circles, blemishes, oiliness, fine lines, and various "bad" skin textures are normal, and these celebrities are here to break that stigma.Below, we list down six celebrities who proudly flaunted their barefaced moments. They will inspire you to unapologetically love the skin that you're in!
1. Elisse Joson
Elisse took to Instagram to upload two versions of her own selfie: One is fully made up, and another that's unfiltered and barefaced. She captions the post: “Days when we feel good about ourselves vs. days when we feel the worst...and it’s okay to feel both.”
Even Miss Universe Catriona Gray is making a case for the no-makeup selfie to remind us of the truth behind what we get to see in edited photos and fully made-up selfies. The beauty queen declares, “In reality, I have pores, oiliness, fine lines, breakouts, beauty spots, and moles...and I’m perfectly fine with that.”
3. Laureen Uy
“I felt very discouraged and I thought wala na tong pag-asa, but patience really is key,” Laureen once captioned a post on Instagram, which detailed her acne horror story and how she was able to overcome it through proper dermatological treatment.
Andi is no stranger to posting no-makeup selfies. In a post, she once shared her goal to collect at least one portrait shot of each member of the family every month. She explained, “Rules will be that it’d be as natural as possible, no makeup, no filter, no editing and will only use natural light.”
Singer and actress Kyline Alcantara once opened up about how she got over her severe breakouts on Instagram, while also empowering those with the same skin condition as hers. “Don’t let norm and society dictate what you should feel and look like. Be your own unique you. Love the imperfectly perfect you,” she wrote.
6. Michelle Dy
Just recently, the beauty vlogger posted a series of unfiltered no-makeup selfies to show off her real skin texture that reveals her pores and acne marks. “I encourage my fellow beauty vloggers to post this kind of message out there and let others know that ‘It’s Ok.’” she writes, starting an online movement that aspires to normalize bad skin days.