Yami Gautam, a Bollywood actress, has revealed that she had Keratosis pilaris, a skin ailment that she developed in her teenage years and for which there is no cure. On social media, Yami also posted a slew of unedited photos of herself enjoying her skin.
After her viral post about acceptance and self-love, Yami said in an interview with MidDay that it was “liberating” for her to talk about the skin disease she’s had for years. “It wasn’t tough to write the piece; it was liberating. It’s was a difficult trip from the time I learned of my condition to the day I put the post out.
People would comment on how it should be airbrushed or hidden when they saw me at the shoot. That would have a significant impact on me. It took me a long time to accept it and wear my self-assurance. “I was blown away by the response to the post,” Yami explained.
Keratosis pilaris is a skin ailment characterized by rough patches and tiny acne-like pimples.
“I found the strength to reveal my truth with you,” Yami had previously stated on social media. Phew! I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis, smoothing my ‘under-eye,’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist just a smidgeon more! Despite this, I think I’m gorgeous.”
Yami Gautam admitted that she has been suffering with it for a long time and that she has finally chosen to let go of all her concerns about the post
“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,” she concluded.