Sunday, February 21, 2010
Answering a Reader Question #65
What about body acne? of course not like full on break outs, but if there is a blemish here or there or slight scarring/unevenness because of old blemishes?
This is a great question, thank you for asking it! Having an occasional blemish or pimple on the chest or back is not a big deal in most cases. Slight scars and discoloration is passable as long as it is minimal and can easily be hidden with body makeup. Photoshop also has the ability to hide these kinds of issues. If you have this kind of body acne it more than likely will not count against you if you want to pursue modeling. Having acne on your face is much more serious because it is obviously the first thing people see. On the flip side, unless you are a swimwear model, chances are you won't always be showcasing a bare back or chest so in those situations minor blemishes and breakouts on the body can be easily covered, hidden or airbrushed. I have one or two pimples that scarred slightly on my chest but with concealer and translucent powder, no one is the wiser so you can make it work for you. As long as the scarring and blemishes do not get worse, you'll be okay.
Of course it goes without saying that if you have severe body acne then the same challenges apply for those that have moderate to severe acne on their complexions.