YOU LOOK DISGUSTING

YOU LOOK DISGUSTING – (Comments Left on Social Media After a Woman Begins Posting Images of Her Face Without Makeup)

“My Pale Skin” wrote:

“Three months ago, I began posting images of myself without makeup on social media. The following film contains real comments that were left on images of my face.

Over the past few months, I’ve received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self-confidence issues.

I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing – You ARE beautiful.

You are beautiful – no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you’re not beautiful – not even yourself.

Join the discussion and share your thoughts – #YOULOOKDISGUSTING

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40 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this powerful video. I hope young woman and girls see this en masse. As a 56 year old father of three, it pains me that people can be so shallow and cruel. Three points. First, on cruel comments, whether you are religious or not, in almost all religious texts is a variation of Jesus’ words, paraphrased as treat others like you want to be treated. Second, people offering those comments are “no day at the beach either” meaning none of us are perfect. None. Third, just be the best person you can be, starting from within. In the long run, the rest matters less. As an older person, I can assure you, youthful looks fade, so you better work on inner beauty, which can last a lifetime. BTG

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  2. Thank you for posting this. You are beautiful, with or without makeup. Don’t listen to idiots who seek to destroy others; they are not worth your time or anguish. Your message is a powerful one and speaks to so many. Keep up the good work.

    My advice to anyone who thinks that they are ugly: each and EVERY morning, look yourself straight in the eyes in the mirror. Smile and say OUT LOUD, “Hiya, beautiful!” Feel free to also say, “Hiya, gorgeous/fabulous/amazing/lovely/angelface, etc.” You will be amazed at how you will change your mind about how you look.

    You are here for a reason and a purpose. I think you have taught many to look deeper into themselves and that is a gift to us all.

    Never forget the wonder that is YOU, gorgeous! 🙂

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  3. Very well done. The compilation of comments does a great job of showing that ugly people are going to say ugly things no matter what you look like, because they’re ugly.

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  4. I am taking a deep breath and processing this one. We strive for perfection and even then if we depend on other people’s opinions we will never be happy with ourselves. Thank you for sharing this – I wish everyone could see it.

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  5. In all my many years, I have never understood why people have to be so nasty to others. They feel ‘safe’ on social media to be mean and vicious. Why? I just don’t understand why? We ARE all beautiful, so let your beauty shine, not the ugly.

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    1. Maybe some people can only give what they have. If they’re feeling angry, insecure, lost or hurt inside, maybe they express those feelings in negativity to others??

      It’s a good question Jackie.

      Best, Mike.

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      1. See, that’s part of what I don’t understand. When I’m feeling angry, insecure, lost or hurt is when I reach out and give happy, secure, positive to others. Why? Because it all reflects back on me and makes me feel better. I know when people are hurting the first thing they seem to want to do is hurt others, but it just doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe I’m the odd woman out on this. Thanks Mike.

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  6. Terrific post. Why don’t people follow the basic rule: if you would never say it to a loved one in person, then it should never be said or even posted on social media. Everyone is beautiful, but every time someone chooses to post ugly, hateful comments, they diminish their own beauty.

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  7. This is beyond sad, and triggers a memory of a college friend who suffered with acne. We were headed out to a dance, she had spent hours getting ready, concealing with makeup, and felt good about the results. We were walking down the hallway of our dorm and passed an open door. A young man was heard saying, “See, if you don’t watch what you eat, you’ll end up looking like that”. Of course, he was clueless, but the words hurt deeply. She turned around, back to her room and refused to go out. It was pain she had suffered for so many years, but it was so enlightening to me. Thanks for sharing this video. Not much has changed with heartless cruelty and stupidity over the years, it’s just so much easier now to express it.

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  8. You are beautiful, with or without makeup! I had Fraxel (a laser procedure to remove pigmentation) done a few years ago, it left my face burnt and pigmented. Now i have to wear more makeup than ever before… really annoying, to cover up the pigmentation. Sometimes I think I should just go without makeup, but never do… Well if beauty is only skin deep then not many of us are beautiful, but if it is deeper, then ALL of us are beautiful! 🙂

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  9. I am 27 years old and still suffer with acne, have been since I went through puberty. I have tried everything I could buy, including a round of accutane. I have never been able to leave the house without makeup, at least foundation, and would avoid pools and water activities or other acitivites that involved sweating because I always wanted to wear make up. When I get pictures taken, it’s the first thing I see, and it’s only a good picture of you can’t notice my acne as much. I never feel I can cover it up, and try to cheerfully take advice from people who suggest every remedy I have tried before and spent so much money and time. I look young anyway and as a supervisor it constantly leaves me anxious because I feel people see me as a pimply kid, not a young professional. Often, I don’t believe my husband when he says I’m beautiful, especially when I am not wearing make up. Acne will never be considered beautiful in any culture, it isn’t something I can join a group with like curvy women or pale skinned women. It affects every part of my life every day in a horrible way.

    Thank you for this video. I feel so much less alone!

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  10. I cannot believe what people say about others. Whether you know the person or not, this is NEVER okay. You ARE beautiful!

    Any of you who are struggling with acne or acne scarring, I invite you to look into the fastest growing skincare line, Rodan + Fields. The same doctors who created this skincare line created Proactiv. They have a regimen that specifically targets acne that many who have not seen results from any other products – including those from their dermatologist – have been able to clear up acne and gain confidence in the way their skin looks and feels! I became a consultant for R+F because I wanted to HELP people feel better in their skin. Here is my website for anyone interested. I encourage you to look at the products and then take the solution tool to help determine the best products for your skin concerns!
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  11. Beautiful with and without makeup. Bet your heart is even more so to do a video like this. What’s ugly is all the negative comments. Whatever happen to treating others the way you’d want to be treated? Too much hate in the world. Not near enough compassion.

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  12. I want to point out the other side of this message: How people are so quick to offer thoughts and opinions about a woman’s , such as calling her “false advertising”. Her choice to wear makeup is her own right. A woman can choose what she wants to do with her own body and unless she is hurting anyone or is being inappropriate it is her business only.

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    1. I want to point out the other side of this message: How people are so quick to offer thoughts and opinions about a woman’s body, such as calling her “false advertising”. Her choice to wear makeup is her own right. A woman can choose what she wants to do with her own body and unless she is hurting anyone or is being inappropriate it is her business only. A woman’s choice of self-expression is to be respected 😊

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  13. I suffer from plaque psoriasis, which is a congenital condition in which skin in places renews itself at a vastly excellerated rate, leaving patches of dead skin and open sores where that dead skin has fallen away, and the new sking coming through underneath is not yet fully formed. As I type, my left earlobe is bleeding where I have accidentally picked the plaque away.

    Psoriasis can be caused through stress, and when my father was dying in 2009, I had a particularly bad eruption in patches all over my body, which lasted a year. My face was a mass of open sores most of the time and the way I was treated was shameful. People would deliberately avoid me, I was shunned at work, I faced insults and on one occasion even the threat of physical violence from one ignoramus who thought I had Kaposi’s Sarcoma, brought on by AIDS. I found it hard to get a drink in my favourite bar, and I was even refused service in a restaurant, purely because of my appearance.

    Out shopping one day, while paying at a supermarket checkout, the young assistant, seeing the plaques on the back of my hand asked me, “I hope you don’t mind me asking, but is that psoriasis?” It turned out that she was studying to be a beautician and skin complaints were a mandatory part of the course. I allowed her to examine my hands, and told her about how it manifests itself – and the way people had treated me. She was civil to me and sympathetic. I shall never forget it, for in our short exchange that 16-year-old girl treated me with more civility, understanding and kindness than many people more than twice her age had treated me for the best part of a year.

    So, do not be too downheartened, there are good and decent people out there who understand and care, and just one of those is worth a million of those who strive for the “perfect” image (it doesn’t exist) but who are deeply ugly inside.

    I shall certainly reblog the video.

    Loves,

    Xandra XXXX

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  14. Reblogged this on Xandra and commented:

    I would sooner have one person like this brave and beautiful girl, than one million who strive for physical perfection (it doesn’t exist) but who are ugly inside.

    Please reblog to keep it going.

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