Shunning inhibitions, model-actor Yami Gautam has broken her silence about her rare skin disease, `Keratosis Pilaris’.
Known as a queen of beauty ads, Yami posted unedited pictures of herself on Instagram with a long post.
The actress said she has been suffering from Keratosis Pilaris since her early teenage years.
“I recently shot for some images and just when they were about to go in for post-production (a common procedure) to conceal my skin-condition called Keratosis- Pilaris, I thought, ‘Hey Yami, why don’t you embrace this fact and accept it enough to be OKAY with it. Just let it be… (Yes, I do talk out loud to myself)” she wrote on Insta.
“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 neighbor aunty makes it out to be ) I developed this skin condition during my teenage years, and there is still no cure.”
Yami said she has dealt with it for many years now. “Today finally, I decided to let go of all fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept the ‘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 said.
Later Yami Gautam told a newspaper that 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,” she said.