Adwoa Aboah has opened up about her ongoing battle with acne and breakouts in a candid social media post.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the British model bravely published photos she had taken of her skin over the last two to three years, and in the accompanying caption, wrote about her struggle to maintain a clear complexion.
“Only ever meant for my eyes in order to obsessively scrutinise over my up and down battle with my skin,” she shared of the snaps. “Some days it was acne, some days it wasn’t too bad, then mass breakouts followed by clear as day skin. 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.”
Some days, Aboah was so ashamed of her breakouts that she apologised to make-up artists on photoshoots.
“Constantly apologising whilst sat in front of a mirror for something that was out of my control, obsessing over my skin to a point that was very unhealthy at the best of times,” the 27-year-old added.
Aboah, who is the founder of Gurls Talk, posted about her skincare battle to promote her social media theme for September, which will be focused on skin and body.
“This month, as much as I can, I will be posting those photos, not because my skin is the worst you’ve ever seen but because it feels time to let that s**t go, time to join forces with a community who bare their pimples for the world to see,” she concluded.
Aboah’s post quickly drew the attention of her celebrity friends, with Stella Maxwell, Arizona Muse, and Paloma Faith all praising her honesty.
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