Celebrities are always in the limelight, and thanks to social media, they're more in touch with us ~regular peeps~ more than ever. But while we enjoy getting real time updates of what's going on in their lives via Insta, this also has a bad side to it.
Some people will really look for flaws in everything they do or upload. This is why some choose to make their Instagram accounts well-curated and avoid posting too much personal content. So, it's always refreshing to see when someone gets real and opens up about their struggles in their personal life.
Kyline Alcantara shared how she struggled with acne in a lengthy Instagram post, coupled with pictures from when her acne was at its worst. According to Kyline, it started with one zit in March of last year, which became two, until she couldn't count them anymore.
"Imagine, people are always expecting you to be at your best, to look perfect, to look like the polished girl that they always see in TV and magazines, but you can't even look at yourself in the mirror," she shared.
She also said that she was bashed for wearing too much makeup, and she resorted to trying out different skincare products in the hopes of curing her acne. She turned to wearing caps and strategic side-part hairstyles to draw the attention away from her pimples.
She finally consulted a specialist who advised her that "less is more." Aside from puberty, she was informed that she has sensitive skin. This also explained why her skin was reacting differently to the products she saw YouTubers were using.
"Don't stress yourself over something to be perfect because it will not come," the teen star shared. "Accept your uniqueness and use it to your own advantage."
"It's okay to upgrade and to improve yourself but it's very important na hindi dapat mawala yung sarili mo in the process of it." Truer words have never been spoken!
Kyline will be starring in the movie Black Lipstick in which she plays the character of a girl with vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin condition in which patches of skin lose their color. There is no known cure for this.
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