Recently, 17-year-old Kapuso teen star Kyline Alcantara opened up about her struggles with acne on Instagram. The acne breakouts became visible on her cheeks, chin, and forehead which made her lose her self-esteem.
Kyline posted at least four photos on her Instagram account and reiterated that being in the entertainment industry, people are expecting to see a flawless face as the standard of beauty among celebrities.
“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.”
Moreover, Kyline shared more details about her acne problem:
“Yes, this happened to me. It started March last year, it started with one zit, and then it became two until I can’t count them anymore.
Kyline at her lowest moment
The Kapuso teen star also revealed there were times when she was prepping for work that she would feel self-pity and self-doubt on how she would be able to face the public.
Kyline tries to combat acne
The first line of defense Kyline did was to actually hide the acne by putting on too much makeup. But this caused netizens to bully her and make negative comments about her.
She shared: “I was judged, I was bashed and bullied for putting too much make-up (people telling me na ang kapal ng make-up mo pero puro ka pa din tigyawat) during that time, but what they don’t know is make-up na lang yung kakampi ko noon.”
Kyline’s message for everyone dealing with acne problems
This unfortunate event in her life has led her to consult with a specialist regarding her condition and to get the proper treatment she needed. Through the help of a specialist, she surpassed the acne breakout stage and advised everyone not to let the norm dictate what you should feel about yourself.
“Don’t let the norm and society dictate what you should feel and look. Be your own unique you. Love the imperfectly perfect you. My skin is fine now. I surpassed the breakout stage, and if I can syempre ikaw din! Salamat sa lahat ng messages ninyo nakakataba ng puso. Mahal ko din kayong lahat.”