We live in an era where the definition of perfection is photoshopped pictures, fake renders and an image that’s hidden under a lot of filters. Driven by social media our generation is constantly burdened by the need to look “perfect”, all day, and every day. We for one know that keeping up with these unobtainable standards is not for us, because self-love should be sans filters. These Instagram beauties show you how they embraced their attributes.

@apriilliiaa
 

@apriilliiaa

“I used to cry so often from pure jealousy of people that were given the complexion as smooth and unblemished as a calm ocean..... Until I realized that I got the entire universe imbedded within my skin every galaxy, constellation, solar system, star, moon, planet... just waiting for the sun to kiss me and draw them to the surface one at a time.”

@myfacestory
 

@myfacestory

“Acne is only temporary an important reminder, as this is something I often forget – It does not define who you are unless you let it.”

@imperfctbeauty
 

@imperfctbeauty

“Everything happens for a reason, don’t allow any circumstance to break you no matter how broken you feel. Heart break, rejection and 18 staples later still here.”

@noemievanpee
 

@noemievanpee

“If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”