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These Acne Bloggers Are Dispelling Any Misunderstandings You Have About Their Beauty

From the 7+ million beauty videos that make up the vlogs on Youtube, it’s easy to tell that not everyone has picture-perfect skin. From eczema to rosacea, you can catch them all being exposed on Youtube, whether inadvertently or not, as vloggers expose and prep their skin on screen for the ultimate makeovers. When it comes to acne, the most common skin condition to affect 50 million men and women across the U.S., exposure to the very real skin condition online is no different. In recent years, thanks to the normalization of skin conditions, YouTubers have brought a heavy dose of reality to the mainstream beauty industry, reminding audiences that none of us have poreless, flawless skin. Latina bloggers have been a huge part of this exposure.

Here’s a look at 5 Latina beauty bloggers slaying the game all while dealing with acne.

Rocio Cervantes

The self-described makeup addict has been dealing with acne since she was 17 years old. Now 25, the Latina beauty blogger has worked to speak about all of the issues that can be caused by acne including depression, anxiety, and stress. While Cervantes often reveals her acne marks and scars on her pages, she’s often been honest about feeling a need to hide them. “If anyone watched my IG stories then you would know I’ve been dealing with a lot of breakouts that cause me to not be able to put on makeup for days or even weeks it’s very stressful, depressing and sad because I am so passionate about makeup and putting out content for y’all!”

Follow her here: rocioceja_

Monica Style Muse

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I’ve partnered up with @muradskincare to bring to you my acne story! For as long as I can remember I have always struggled with some type skin issues whether it was eczema all over my face or break outs that came right after it. I remember my skin was sooo bad that one day in high school I begged my mom to not let me go to school that day because I was so embarrassed. To cover up my MANCHAS I would use foundation to apply it on my irritated areas let’s just say that didn’t go to well. The idea of doing a YouTube video with out Makeup literally became my worse nightmare but one day I showed my face to the world and it was the most liberating feeling! From that moment on I decided no more hiding, no more feeling like my skin was going to hinder my decisions, so I put my insecurities out to the world and made it a routine to ALWAYS show my face bare before applying my makeup. Now that I’ve started using the new @muradskincare Outsmart Acne clarifying treatment my skin has dramatically improved and people can see it! I literally apply this product on my blemishes and in days I see results! Thanks to @muradskincare people can see that I’m more than just my acne, I’m a person who has so much to offer to the world! Let’s flaunt our skin!! I dare you to do the same! Never let the perception of what Beauty is to other people make you feel like you’re not good enough! You are perfect just the way you are! #Ad #muradskincare

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Speaking about her acne struggles, the beloved Dominican beauty blogger explained that she has dealt with acne on her face, back, beck and chest. “My skin has already gone through it all,” the blogger said about her experience trying the brand Curology. The beauty blogger has said that to help clear her acne she drinks water, has cleaned up her diet and eliminating dairy and fried food.

Follow her here: Monicastylemuse

Lee Figueroa

This New York-based vlogger has over 355K followers and an honest voice.  about her struggles with acne. Two years ago Figueroa documented her Accutane journey and has since gone on to speak openly about dealing with depression and anxiety due to reoccurring pimples. “My anxiety skyrocketed, my depression skyrocketed I had horrible panic attacks, I wasn’t really having suicidal thoughts but I was thinking of ways that I could commit suicide,” Figueroa said about dealing with her acne.

Follow her here.

Annette Ruiz

Ruiz’s followers love her beauty blogs for her honesty and openness. The U.S.-based blogger has been extremely frank to her bloggers about everything from her complications with a botched breast augmentation to dealing with persistent acne and using makeup to cover it up. “I was using the Black African soap, but it got to a point where my skin wasn’t taking anything from the soap and it wasn’t reacting to the soap,” she explained in one video about finding her ultimate fix for acne through the NYX line.

Follow her here.

Laura Quintero

“I had no idea what was happening in my body,” Quintero told FIERCE, explaining her frustration with her acne’s growing presence due to PCOS, a hormonal disorder that can cause symptoms such as irregular periods, excess facial hair, mood swings, and acne.

Follow her here: beautycoachgirl


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Adam Ray Okay Is Launching A New Clothing Line

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Adam Ray Okay Is Launching A New Clothing Line

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The time is finally here chicas.

Adam Ray Okay, the voice and face behind the iconic Instagram character named Rosa, has officially announced that they’re launching a clothing and merch line! That’s right, and you better believe the upcoming line will come with a whole lot of sass that will make the butterflies in your stomach go awfff.

In a post to fans on Instagram, Okay shared the big news.

“I’M SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE THIS WITH YOU ALL. My new collection is dropping 05/21/2020 at adamrayokay.co!!! I’m so happy I was able to include 2 of my best friends that helped create the Rosa Cinematic Universe (RCU) in this with me. I want ALL of you to experience a little bit of Rosa when wearing these pieces head to my IG stories to find out how you can win a full set of merch when we launch! a portion of the proceeds will be going to those currently being affected by COVID-19,” the TikTok and Instagram star wrote in an Instagram post.

Okay announced that their new line is part of their new “Rosa Cinematic Universe (RCU)” which looks to be aiming to sell a full set of merch. What’s more, for every item sold a percentage of the proceeds will go to those currently being affected by COVID-19.

As of now, it looks like the site that will sell Okay’s items is not quite yet up and running.

The site Adamrayokay.co currently says that the site is “opening soon” but you CAN sign up with your email to find out when it will launch. The Instagram and TikTok user AdamRayOkay shot to fame late last year when the character they created named “Rosa” captivated viewers with her playful laugh and chismosa ways.

So far, Okay (as Rosa) has wrangled about 1.6 million followers on Instagram and nailed some amazing publicity.

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“I’m just trying to stay positive [and] I want to make other people feel positive,” 20-year-old Adam Ray Okay told Paper. “So I’m just trying to put as much content on there as possible, on the internet. Just because right now both the internet and the actual real world are in a really dark place. So yeah, I’m just trying to stay positive.

On what inspired them to create Rosa, Okay explained she was easy to come up with because everyone can relate to her.

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In late March, Okay was featured in a magazine spread published by Paper Magazine. Just weeks before, Okay made her debut on Fenty Beauty.

“I had downloaded the TikTok app and I was just scrolling, doing my thing. I wasn’t really thinking of making my own content. And then I just got inspired by myself, my childhood growing up and, like you said, everybody knows this Rosa character and I felt that she had been forgotten about… So once I brought her back, everybody was just so familiar with her and that’s why I felt she did really well,” Okay told Paper in the interview with Paper magazine. “She’s everywhere. So, even if you didn’t grow up with somebody like her, you know how she is. She’s predictable in an unpredictable way. She’s just so familiar… she is part of everybody.”

Cardi B Waxed Her Bikini Line With Veet And Shared It On Instagram

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Cardi B Waxed Her Bikini Line With Veet And Shared It On Instagram

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It’s tough times everywhere. And by everywhere I mean everywhere.

On top of everything, the current pandemic has kept so many of us away from our regular beauty treatments which has meant that for months so many of us have had to do without the very personal waxes and hair removal prosses that we all invest in so religiously. Cardi B knows this truth and opted to embark into the world of DIY hair removal. And fortunately for us, she documented the whole process.

Recently the rapper shared a clip of herself doing a WFH AKA a wax from home and things got wild.

“Guys, wish me fuckin’ luck,” Cardi asked users in the post as she showed off a bottle of Veet 3 in 1 Gel Cream. “I hope I don’t burn my pussy off.”

Anyone whose done a wax from home knows that the experience is never very pretty and for Cardi, it wasn’t much different. The rapper documented the process for her Instagram stories and revealed that she didn’t get very far in the process.

To follow up, she tried Veet, a hair removal cream that is supposed to painlessly dissolve the hair shaft, as opposed to yanking it out.

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Photo credit: Instagram/cardib
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Photo credit: Getty Images

And it looks like things got along pretty smoothly. Cardi B called the experience “a positive thing” that she discovered thanks to quarantine. In fact, she went as far as to describe the process as “a positive thing” she discovered in quarantine.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with growing out your hair and letting it be free, no matter where your sprouts are located. BUT if you’re like me, you might not feel quite so comfortable and are likely desperately wishing you hadn’t taken your easy access to wax salons for granted. So, how to deal?

We scoured Instagram and Youtube for the best at-home wax kits and tips for Brazilians. Check them out below!

Get a good exfoliator.

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According to P&G’s site Reward me, exfoliating helps soften body hair and opens up hair follicles. Doing this before a wax will make the process easier and less painful.

Plan for the pain.

People don’t cringe at the sight of Steve Carrel getting a wax in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” for nothing. Waxing HURTS. But the process can be made a bit more pleasant if you take a painkiller like Alieve half an hour before waxing and if you apply a numbing cream to the area you want to wax. And don’t be silly by trying to wax during or a few days before your period!

Don’t let yourself sweat.

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Make sure you keep the area dry and clean during removal. Do so by avoiding creams and moisturizers and instead apply baby powder. The powder will make the removal process all the easier once your done and have strings of wax left over.

Sweetly Bare Sugaring Hair Removal Kit

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One of the top reviewed sugaring kits on Etsy.

“At home sugaring success! I would have never done this at home if it wasn’t for COVID. Now, I don’t think I’ll ever need to pay a salon again! This is a quality product!” – Etsy review.

BrownSugarShop Body Sugaring Paste

This news my first time sugaring ever (I’ve brevet waxes either) all things considered I think it went well. I definitely think next time I’m going to leave the sugar I’m not using in the fridge to help it stay stiffer longer when I use a new piece.” – Etsy reviewer.

And there you have it. Now, let’s not fool ourselves, waxing on your own will likely be way less pleasant and much more difficult than it is at a salon, but it is possible! Hang in there, Sis.