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TikToker Alix Earle Shares Her Struggle With Acne And Proves 'The Beauty Filter Can Hide A Lot'

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By Melanie VanDerveer on April 26, 2023 at 1:15 AM EDT

The struggle is accurate, and TikToker Alix Earle wants others to know it's normal.

The famous influencer, 22, who has shared her journey with acne openly on TikTok, recently shared a video to show that not everything is as it appears on social media thanks to filters. She shares her makeup-free look in the short video and how a beauty filter changes that. "Your skin is normal: The beauty filter can hide a lot" is written at the top of the video.

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Alix Earle Wants Others To Know Skin Struggles Are Normal And "It Gets Better"

Alix Earle
Alix Earle - Instagram

Earle's short video was straight and to the point. She captioned, "Anyone out there feeling insecure about your skin just knows it's normal, and it gets better."

The video shows a back-and-forth view from filter on and filters off to demonstrate that the filter can easily hide many skin flaws.

Earle added to the comments, "I've struggled with acne since middle school, and I know how horrible it can make you feel. But it happens to everyone, don't stress out ?."

The video has been viewed more than 4.8 million times and has over 2,000 comments. "I love you for using your platform to be open about this," one follower wrote. Another added, "You are going to help SO many girls."

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Well-known skincare companies also added their thoughts. Dove said, "You're so real for this," LaRoche Posay US wrote, "Another reason why we love Alix. Thank you for being so real!"

One follower asked, "I thought you were taking accutane??" Earle replied, "I am! I was allergic to a spray tan, and my skin is freaking out rn."

Many comments were simple thank-you messages because of the relatable content; others shared their struggles. "As a 39-year-old who was on the OG Accutane and still struggles with acne, insecurities, not feeling comfy without makeup, this helps," one person shared.

Another follower shared, "I am 26, and my skin has finally reached a stable acne placee. Wise my skin was a disaster all through college ❤️❤️."

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Alix Earle Has Shared Her Experience Taking Accutane With Her Followers

Alix Earle and friends have fun on the beach in a blue bikini
Instagram | Alix Earle

For anyone considering taking Accutane for severe acne, Earle has shared some information about her experience on TikTok.

"Just got my pills for month three on Accutane, so let's do an update," she began her video. She then showed her skin from when she started taking the acne medication and another view from the beginning of month two on the medication.

"What side effects have I been dealing with? Your lips get parched. My lips are always cracking off my face, but it's manageable," she continued. "I get bloody noses because it's so dry."

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She explained that she had been on Accutane in the past, and this was her second time on the medication. "The first time, I never had a problem with my mood or anything, but this time around, I keep going through little spurts of getting sad," she explained. "I just wanna cry, and I'm not a big crier."

She took the beauty filter off to show her followers she has some scarring, but it's all improving.

"I was so depressed this summer because of my skin, and I've never been so insecure," she said. "But you have to remember that no one cares about it as much as you do. No one probably even notices it."

Earle then reminded everyone that it was normal.

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"The more that we start to normalize acne and having imperfections in your skin, the less insecure people are gonna feel about it," she said. "Everything we see is just so photoshopped and fake. So if you're dealing with this or insecure about something with your skin, you're normal."

Alix Earle Recently Talked About How "Social Media Is Fake"

Alix Earle
Alix Earle - Instagram

About a week ago, Earle shared a video about how "social media is fake" in response to a comment asking about how her skin is so clear.

"I just took the beauty filter off, and I'm not saying this is horrible. My skin has been so much worse than this," she said, makeup-free. "But when I have makeup and a beauty filter, you can't see this going on."

She continued explaining that she's allergic to spray tans and recently got one, so her skin is irritated. She concluded her video by reminding her followers, "Don't compare yourself to what you see online."

The video was viewed over 12 million times, and more than 8,000 messages were in the comment section.

Earle added in the comments, "This is not bad skin AT ALL. I'm just saying beauty filter hides a lot."

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e.l.f. Cosmetics wrote, "REAL ?." Many other messages thanked her for her realness.

"We love a genuine queen. You are gorgeous for your honesty & relatability," one follower shared. Another added, "When someone with your platform uses it for good…world changer. Love it."

One follower wishes more people on social media would share accurate content such as this. "I wish more people would do this because I know how much so many of us compare ourselves to social media girlies ?."

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