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Adwoa Aboah just shared a candid photo of her acne and revealed she 'obsessed' over her skin to an unhealthy point

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5 days ago

Whether she's promoting diversity in the fashion industry or empowering women through her Gurls Talk podcast, Adwoa Aboah can seemingly do no wrong.

The 27-year-old is the breath of fresh air the fashion industry has been waiting for and now she's bringing that much-welcome candid attitude to the beauty conversation.

Adwoa took to her Instagram page to share an honest photo of her acne, telling her followers how she used to 'obsessively' scrutinise her own skin.

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In honor of our monthly theme of ‘Skin and Body’, I will be posting from a personal project that I have been creating for the last 2/3 years. Only ever meant for my eyes in order to obsessively scrutinize over my up and down battle with my skin. 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. Constantly apologizing 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. 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 shit go, time to join force with a community who bare their pimples for the world to see.

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She explained: "Only ever meant for my eyes in order to obsessively scrutinize over my up and down battle with my skin. 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.

"Constantly apologizing 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.

"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 shit go, time to join force with a community who bare their pimples for the world to see."

Here at GLAMOUR HQ, we are massive advocates of championing the skin you're in so we have a serious amount of time for Adwoa's post.

Luckily, breaking taboo is in our millennial blood. We like to rejoice and celebrate what makes us different and what makes us, us – including acne.

We stand by the mantra 'your beauty, your rules' and Adwoa is our current skin-positivity poster girl.