This fitness Instagram star posted a photo of her eczema flare-up to challenge unrealistic beauty standards
The pictures we see on Instagram usually depict an image of people at their very best, which is why fitness star Carys Gray feels the need to give everyone a strong dose of reality. When you look at Carys’ Instagram account, you see a super-fit, super-confident woman who looks amazing in high-waisted leggings. Carys is here to tell you that she can be all those things even when she’s fighting an eczema flare up.
In a refreshingly honest Instagram post, Carys posts two pictures of herself side by side. The first one is a photo of her face with makeup on, where her skin looks radiant and smooth. The second one is a photo of her natural skin, makeup free, when she has an eczema flare up. “We all have good days and we all have bad days😞,” she writes.
Carys wants her followers to know that these pictures are “Both me, both real and both totally acceptable.” She reminds everyone that social media tends to only show the good days, so it’s important to keep in mind that everyone has off (or just REAL!) days. There’s nothing wrong with that fact, and that certainly doesn’t make you any less beautiful.
She even showed her Instagram followers what her belly looks like when she’s slouching. It may not look like a six pack, but she doesn’t mind, because she’s proud of the fitness gains she’s made over the last couple of years.
We’re here for whatever Carys does next, because she’s as inspiring as she is beautiful.