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Beck Lomas shares no-makeup selfie with acne: 'No one is completely perfect'

Beck Lomas, a 22-year-old Australian fitness and beauty blogger, is inspiring women in a beautiful way.

While most of Lomas' Instagram page is full of photos of her radiant skin, toned body and bright smile, she readily admits that the magic of the internet isn't always true to reality.

On September 26, she posted a vulnerable, no-makeup selfie to encourage her followers to embrace their natural beauty.

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! ✨

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“THIS is my current situation. A pimply, bleeding, sore face,” she wrote in the caption. “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....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.”

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Lomas added that many women are too hard on themselves for what they view as imperfections.

“No one is completely perfect, and something that might seem like the end of the world for you, may go unnoticed by everyone else,” she wrote. “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.”

HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB ✨✨ There have never been truer words spoken ☺️ Lately I've been feeling a little... crappy- there isn't really any other way to put it. I'm stuck in a bit of a life rutt.... call it a quarter life crisis. I feel like I'm working my butt off for little or not return, because all of my money is going to bills and my mortgage.. and wedding savings of course. That's no way to live when you're 22! However as of late, I've decided to look at the bigger picture- obviously with hard work comes great rewards. While this year might be a year full of busting my ass, not going out, and just saving- next year is going to be my year to shine 🌟 basically my reward year. I've got my wedding and honeymoon in march, plus the boy and I are planning on moving to Melbourne for a year for a bit of a sea change. I would also love to go on a little solo holiday/ retreat to somewhere like Sri Lanka 🐘 My point of this post- apart from letting you all in on my life plans for the next year, is to explain two things. For one, hard work is important in life, but with hard work comes great rewards. But also, don't become so busy trying to make a living, that you forget to make a life! Having a realisation a few weeks ago that I'm not really loving the direction in which my life is going.... in the way that I THOUGHT what I wanted was to get married, settle down in our house, start a family and begin to work our way up in our careers, but in actual fact I'm not ready for that, I haven't lived life hard enough, I haven't traveled enough, I haven't taken any risks and I haven't adventured enough! Having those thoughts have motivated me to change my plans! If you aren't loving your life- MAKE PLANS TO CHANGE IT! You've literally got one life, one short little life, why waste it being unhappy and paying bills and working your butt off without having any kind of adventure? You have the power to direct your life ANY WAY YOU WANT!! If you hate your corporate job- don't stay there a minute longer! If you hate the town or city you live in- MOVE! Why waste your life being unhappy when you can create any kind of life you want?

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After Lomas posted her honest account, support poured in from her 156,000 Instagram followers.

“Just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU for this post,” one fan commented. “My skin is exactly the same as yours and I struggle with it daily—this was such a great reminder that our imperfections don't define us. Thank you for being so honest and relatable.”

Her followers were just as supportive when Lomas posted another no-makeup selfie a few days ago, this one with clearer skin.

Smiling today because I'm finally feeling confident and happy with my skin. Although it might not last, because my skin has been known to take an unexpected turn for the worst when it's feeling it's best, but for the moment I'm happy ☺️The journey I've been on with my skin has been difficult, but it isn't something I would ever not talk about. Having acne prone skin is hard because it's literally your face, you can't hide it, you can wear makeup but you can still see it, little bumps or big sores protruding from your skins surface. But it's not only your face, it can also be your back, chest, legs.... and those places are harder to hide because you can't wear makeup on your back or your chest. For the past 10 years I've felt self conscious in singlets, backless dresses, strapless tops- anything where my back is exposed because I know my biggest insecurity will be there for the world to see. But it's getting better, it's all constantly getting better. I've come a long way from a girl who literally used to cry every single night as she took off her makeup. I would feel self conscious and ugly around my boyfriend, my family, my friends, everyone. Some nights I would take my makeup off before the gym and look in the mirror and just bawl my eyes out, and I wouldn't even end up working out because I was so worried about how I looked. A lot of people see it as vein to be self conscious about something like this, but seeing photo after photo of girls in magazines or on tv or on social media because they have such beautiful smooth skin without an imperfection in sight, it's hard to not feel self conscious when your own skin is imperfect. Although after all of this, at this present point in time, I'm finally at a point where I am confident without makeup and the main people I have to thank for that are @house.of.maxx in Melbourne for their treatments, advice, and putting me onto the most amazing skincare brand @dermaviduals ❤️ To anyone else who is struggling with skin issues- you aren't alone and things will get better, so just hang in there!

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“Smiling today because I'm finally feeling confident and happy with my skin,” Lomas wrote under the recent photo. “It might not last, because my skin has been known to take an unexpected turn for the worst when it's feeling it's best, but for the moment I'm happy...after all of this, at this present point in time, I'm finally at a point where I am confident without makeup.”

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HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB ✨✨ There have never been truer words spoken ☺️ Lately I've been feeling a little... crappy- there isn't really any other way to put it. I'm stuck in a bit of a life rutt.... call it a quarter life crisis. I feel like I'm working my butt off for little or not return, because all of my money is going to bills and my mortgage.. and wedding savings of course. That's no way to live when you're 22! However as of late, I've decided to look at the bigger picture- obviously with hard work comes great rewards. While this year might be a year full of busting my ass, not going out, and just saving- next year is going to be my year to shine 🌟 basically my reward year. I've got my wedding and honeymoon in march, plus the boy and I are planning on moving to Melbourne for a year for a bit of a sea change. I would also love to go on a little solo holiday/ retreat to somewhere like Sri Lanka 🐘 My point of this post- apart from letting you all in on my life plans for the next year, is to explain two things. For one, hard work is important in life, but with hard work comes great rewards. But also, don't become so busy trying to make a living, that you forget to make a life! Having a realisation a few weeks ago that I'm not really loving the direction in which my life is going.... in the way that I THOUGHT what I wanted was to get married, settle down in our house, start a family and begin to work our way up in our careers, but in actual fact I'm not ready for that, I haven't lived life hard enough, I haven't traveled enough, I haven't taken any risks and I haven't adventured enough! Having those thoughts have motivated me to change my plans! If you aren't loving your life- MAKE PLANS TO CHANGE IT! You've literally got one life, one short little life, why waste it being unhappy and paying bills and working your butt off without having any kind of adventure? You have the power to direct your life ANY WAY YOU WANT!! If you hate your corporate job- don't stay there a minute longer! If you hate the town or city you live in- MOVE! Why waste your life being unhappy when you can create any kind of life you want?

A photo posted by BECK LOMAS (@becklomas) on

Lomas’s fans loved her latest body-positive photo, and for being so honest about her circumstances.

“What I love about your Instagram is your honesty and that you show us the REAL you,” one woman commented.

“This is so many people's reality, including my own,” another fan said. “Thank you for being so brave and honest! Your skin is beautiful and you are an inspiration!”

Lomas said that by opening up about her skin struggles, she hopes to help other women feel better about their own insecurities.

“Seeing photo after photo of girls in magazines or on TV or on social media because they have such beautiful smooth skin without an imperfection in sight, it’s hard to not feel self conscious when your own skin is imperfect,” she wrote. “To anyone else who is struggling with skin issues—you aren’t alone and things will get better, so just hang in there!”

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