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Adwoa Aboah opens up about her skin imperfections on Instagram


TextAlex Peters

‘It was exhausting never knowing what your skin was going to look like from one day to another, it was even more exhausting caring so much’

Adwoa Aboah may be one of the most beautiful people on the planet but that doesn’t mean she is immune from the skin struggles we all face.  

This month, on Aboah’s mental health platform Gurls Talk, the focus is turned to “skin and body,” everything from race to acne. To kickstart the theme, Aboah has opened up about her own relationship with her skin. Posting on Instagram, the model shared images from what she says has been a personal project over the last few years, meant for her eyes only to monitor – or as she puts it “obsessively scrutinise” – her skin battles.    

“Some days it was acne, some days it wasn’t too bad, then mass breakouts followed by clear as day skin,” she writes. “It was exhausting never knowing what your skin was going to look like from one day to another, it was even more exhausting caring so much, about what work thought or if people noticed.”

Aboah continues that her obsessing over her skin reached a very unhealthy point, which is why she is now deciding to post images of her skin throughout the next month. “Not because my skin is the worst you’ve ever seen but because it feels time to let that shit go, time to join force with a community who bare their pimples for the world to see,” she writes. 

By opening up and speaking out about her skin journey, Aboah joins the likes of Justin Bieber, Lili Reinhart, and Louisa Northcote in bringing some much-needed positive representation of acne and helping dissolve the stigma that surrounds it.

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