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This Instagram star's honest selfie has gone viral

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An Instagram star more usually known for her picture-perfect bikini shots accompanied by lengthy captions of fitness inspiration has had a different kind of selfie attract attention.

Beck Lomas, who has 156,000 followers on the photo-sharing platform, shared a picture of herself without make-up to highlight that “no one is completely perfect”, revealing how she doesn’t let her worries about her skin affect her self-esteem.


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In the post, which you can read in full below, Lomas says: “Just because I'm not completely confident with my skin, doesn't mean I'm not a confident person. I've come a long way from the girl who used to cry every single night about the way her skin looked […]

“This post is just to show you all that you should be confident despite your little flaws. We all have things that kill our confidence a little sometimes, no one is completely perfect, and something that might seem like the end of the world for you, may go unnoticed by everyone else.”

Haven't done a post like this in a while, so here goes. THIS is my current situation. A pimply, bleeding, sore face. It doesn't look THAT bad, but it feels prettttty bad. My skin will always be a journey in itself, I don't think I will ever be one of those girls who feels completely okay without makeup, but that's fine. Even when my skin is at it's best, which does happen sometimes, when I don't have any big angry pimples and everything looks quite smooth, I'm still a little self conscious... I feel like I can't wear singlets or backless tops because my skin on my back is still quite bad, which kind of upsets me. But just because I'm not completely confident with my skin, doesn't mean I'm not a confident person. I've come a long way from the girl who used to cry every single night about the way her skin looked. These days my skin is just a minor downer for me sometimes. This post is just to show you all that you should be confident despite your little flaws. We all have things that kill our confidence a little sometimes, no one is completely perfect, and something that might seem like the end of the world for you, may go unnoticed by everyone else. Happy people are the most beautiful people, and i know it's hard to feel happy when you're focusing on your imperfections- but I just want to let you all know that you are beautiful EVEN if you have acne, or bacne, or cellulite, or your thighs touch or you've got stretch marks. You beautiful and unique and amazing as you are, and being confident and happy and that will shine through and make you even more beautiful! THESE 👆🏼 are my imperfections, they make me sad sometimes but they're not who I am, and they aren't going to kill my confidence, so don't let your imperfections kill your confidence! ✨

A photo posted by BECK LOMAS (@becklomas) on

She adds: “I just want to let you all know that you are beautiful EVEN if you have acne, or bacne, or cellulite, or your thighs touch or you've got stretch marks […] THESE are my imperfections, they make me sad sometimes but they're not who I am, and they aren't going to kill my confidence, so don't let your imperfections kill your confidence!”

Honest blogging could be a new avenue for Lomas, as she later posted a picture revealing just how much of a difference altering her posture and using a filter can make.

I like to post a photo like this every few months to remind you all that not everything you see on the internet is 100% truthful. This transformation didn't take months of hard work, sweat and dedication. It took me two minutes, a quick flex of the core, a more attractive stance, and a nice filter. What I'm trying to show Is that different angles of your body can give you a completely different look, so a lot of accounts will understandably only show you photos from the best angles, with their favourite filters and lighting, does that mean they look amazing 100% of the time? No, but that's the only side they'll show you, so it's really important not to get too down on yourself when feeling envious of people you follow on social media. It's also important to understand a lot of before and afters you see floating around the Internet can be really....well... Fake. This photo for instance, if you had never seen it before and I posted it with a caption saying "OMG look at my progress after only 8 weeks on the ______ diet" you would probably believe me and think "wow this diet actually looks pretty good!". While in reality, you now know that these photos were taken on the same day. This isn't to say that EVERY before and after you see on the Internet is fake, because a lot of them are probably real, just don't believe absolutely everything you see or read. If it's coming from one of those shake diet or detox tea pages there may be a good chance that it's fake! Moral of the story- don't get too caught up in the beautiful social media accounts of people who seemingly have the "perfect life", most accounts will only show you the best version of themselves, and that's okay but it's not always the "only" side of them 🌟🌟

A photo posted by BECK LOMAS (@becklomas) on

There's been something of a backlash to the cult of perfection on Instagram of late, with a model revealing last November how deciding to be realistic about her life lost her thousands of followers, and another quit altogether, citing the pressures of chasing likes.

Image: @becklomas

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