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‘It should be airbrushed’: Yami tells about her skin condition, people’s reaction to it

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mumbai: Actress Yami Gautam, who endorses skin lightening cream, recently shared about a skin condition on social media she has been battling since her early teenage years. The 33-year-old actress also spoke about people’s reaction to her skin condition, called Keratosis pilaris.

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In a new media interview, Yami Gautam opened up on going public with her skin condition and how it took her many years to get the courage to share her unedited photos. She further revealed that during her shoots, suggestions would be made that her skin should be ‘airbrushed or concealed’.

Yami in her interview said, “Writing the post wasn’t difficult; it was liberating. The journey from the time when I learnt of my condition to the day I put the post out, was challenging. When people saw me at the shoot, they would talk about how it should be airbrushed or concealed. That would affect me a lot. It took years to accept it and wear my confidence. I was overwhelmed to see the response to the post.”

She had said, “For those who haven’t heard about this, it’s a skin condition wherein you get tiny bumps on the skin. I promise they aren’t as bad as your mind and your neighbour aunty makes it out to be) I developed this skin condition during my teenage years, and there is still no cure for it.”

“I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew! I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful,” she concluded.

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Calling it a ‘liberating’ experience Yami had took to her Instagram handle and opened up about her skin condition and also shared several pictures of herself in October this year. The actor explained the condition and also revealed that she got it when she was a teenager. In the said post, she wrote, “I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew! I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful.” 

On the work front, Yami Gautam has several upcoming films awaiting their release including the upcoming thriller ‘A Thursday’. She will also be seen in ‘Lost and Dasvi’. Yami was recently seen in horror-comedy ‘Bhoot Police’ alongside Jacqueline Fernandez, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor.

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