Acne can be debilitating. It crippled my self-confidence as a pre-teen all the way through my early 20s and I wasn’t even considered medically “severe.” But one American teen named Cassandra Bankson chose to confront her severe acne by posting her makeup routine on YouTube. The result? Over 7.5 million views (for just one video) from people who admire her bravery and her skills! Check out her video below to see how she goes from very serious acne to a flawless face.
Granted, you knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Cassandra has done a lot of research, that was probably very expensive, but her videos are great for helping girls like herself possibly troubleshoot their acne issues without spending quite so much. I think this is a really important topic, too, because so much of the Internet’s far-reaching power is used for things of little consequence, but as someone who suffered with acne for more than half of my life I can say there are people out there who would probably like to thank Cassandra personally. She shows steps to covering, contouring and highlighting the face to look not just clear, but flawless.
I filmed the video last November but it took me a month to post it, I thought I was going to get the same hate I got at school over my skin. But I thought if it could help one person, one girl or guy with the same condition, it would be worth it.
says Bankson. And she helped more than just one. Even if you don’t have acne, this is a lesson in how to do makeup like a makeup artist — to look like a model or movie star. I personally never knew that makeup could be used this way. It’s pretty unbelievable. Cassandra has since taken up doing makeup for others as an occupation, and has even gotten into a little bit of modeling.
The video itself is pretty uplifting, not only what she can achieve but also that she chose to share it with the whole world. I think anyone who is interested in makeup or has ever had a problem with their skin can gain something from her tutorials.
Do you have problem skin? How have you battled it in the past?