Thanks for writing this piece.
Debra Andersen

Hi Debra, thank you for reading! I started cutting down on the amount of makeup I wore and trying to get comfortable bare faced before my acne went away-I realize now I did not make that very clear in the piece. When my skin is clear, you’re right that it’s definitely easier to go out without makeup. Even now, I do break out sometimes, and on those days, I still do not wear makeup. I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% free of insecurities when I break out, but now it feels much easier to look in the mirror and accept my appearance during a break out than it did a few years ago, and for me this is a major improvement. I think embracing body positivity will always be an ongoing process for myself and many other women. Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your story :)

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