Woman with acne embraces natural skin by ditching Instagram filters


A woman has said she feels like “a new human” since she’s ditched the Instagram filters and embraced her natural skin.

Blogger and skin activist Kadeeja Sel Khan opened up about how the decision has changed her since she took the leap of faith, and learned to love herself.

She said she started out as a young girl with “zero confidence” – but now wants to promote body positivity by embracing her natural features and being her true self.

Writing on Instagram, Kadeeja said: “I feel like a new human. It’s a weird thing to explain, but I feel like I’m having an outer of body experience. I grew up a girl that had 0 confidence.

“A girl that thought the absolute worst of herself. A girl that was used to words like ‘Ugly & Spotty’.

“That if you told me ‘you look pretty’ or ‘you’re beautiful’ I would think you’re making fun of me. It was almost hard to accept a compliment.

Meet body positive influencer Kadeeja Sel Khan

“I’m always asked ‘how do you deal with breakouts, new spots or social media making fun of you?’

“The sad truth is… I’m used to all of it.

“I’m not even looking for sympathy I’m being honest. I’m used to it.

“I’m actually used to nasty words. I’m used to bitter comments about my appearance. I’m used to words like ‘Ugly & Spotty’.

“I’m used to breakouts so I hardly notice if I get a new one.”

Kadeeja Sel Khan
She said she “feels like a new human”

But the social media influencer went on to explain there is a happy side to her story – as she’s really proud of the person she is and who she has become.

She’s decided to rid the negative energy, and just be herself.

Kadeeja continued: “There’s a smiley ending to this story, because I’m actually happy with myself. I’m actually happy for the person I am.

“Although I’ve been told otherwise for majority of my life. I’ve come to terms that people can be mean.

“People can be bitter when they don’t understand…



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