Bianca Gonzalez to those insecure about acne despite ‘bigger problems’: ‘Your feelings are valid!’
Bianca Gonzalez bared her acne online to remind those with similar skin problems that their “feelings are valid” despite the ongoing pandemic.
The TV host got candid about her insecurities with acne on her Instagram page yesterday, Nov. 5 alongside a no-makeup selfie. The post comes days after she uploaded a photo of her skin breakouts on her Instagram Stories, which many of her followers responded to.
“What I posted was, ‘I know there are much bigger problems in the world right now, but to anyone suffering from acne, know that you are not alone,’” she said.
“I guess I wanted to share this to those in the same situation who might be reading this,” Gonzalez added.
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No filter. Obviously. 😂😂😂 I know this might raise eyebrows or make some people say “yuck”, but I shared a picture of my skin breakout a few days ago on Stories and got overwhelming messages from so many of you. What I posted was, “I know there are much bigger problems in the world right now, but to anyone suffering from acne, know that you are not alone.” I guess I wanted to share this to those in the same situation who might be reading this. Again, yes, napakaraming mas malaking problema, but I feel you na nakakababa talaga ng self-esteem kapag nag-breakout, lalo at madalas sa WFH, mukha talaga natin ang nakikita ng iba. I also got so many recommendations and suggestions from you, maraming, maraming salamat! I appreciate it! Ito na, natutuyo na ang mga pimple isa isa. As a short back story, I tried a retinol cream at yun pala, hindi ako hiyang. I consulted my doctor and she helped me with it. This whole quarantine I have not gone to the derma (kasi afraid #pandemic), I have just stuck to my personal no-fail few skin care steps (I am hiyang to Cetaphil, Olay and SK-II #notanad just sharing). Kaso nung nag-try ako ng bago, ayun, nalagot. So, to anyone suffering from acne, don’t feel bad because “you’re not supposed to feel bad” about such a “small” problem. Your feelings are valid! Consult a derma if you can sa Telemedicine apps. And know na hindi ka nag-iisa 🤍🤍🤍
While she has no doubt that there are much bigger problems than one’s own acne, she stressed that pimples can still lower one’s self-esteem.
Gonzalez noted that her skin had begun breaking out again since she would rather not visit a dermatologist’s clinic amid the pandemic. She instead stuck to some of her own “no-fail skin care steps.”
However, when she tried new products, her skin did not respond to them well and eventually grew pimples. The host eventually consulted her doctor and is now getting help for her acne.
“So, to anyone suffering from acne, don’t feel bad because ‘you’re not supposed to feel bad’ about such a ‘small’ problem,” she stressed. “Your feelings are valid!”
As she ended her post, Gonzalez encouraged those with similar problems to talk to a dermatologist through telemedicine apps to seek treatment. NVG
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