Peter DeVito is "so f*cking sick and tired of the Photoshop." The is making waves for his unretouched portraits that normalize and even celebrate acne. As someone who deals with acne, he wants to remind the world it really shouldn't be something we're ashamed of.
he was inspired after seeing the body-positivity movement explode on social media. "I felt like there was an absence of people with acne," he said.
The self-portrait below, featuring lyrics from , helped DeVito gain widespread recognition. Even model Cara Delevingne took notice and , saying, "It's so wrong that if I had taken this picture of myself, then I wouldn't have posted it."
"Skin positivity" is in the beauty world. Skin issues are common, yet they cause major self-esteem issues for so many of us because most what we see in the media is Photoshopped and edited to perfection. So when people like at major award shows, we get excited.
"Having acne is normal and doesn't make you any less of a person," . He's right, so it's time to embrace natural beauty and stop thinking about pimples as imperfections. Love the skin you're in—scars, bumps, and all.