Amy Elsegood is a dental nurse and a model from North Yorkshire, stopped wearing makeup to hide her port-wine birthmark on the left side of her face.
People who are born different or look different than normal usually have to face harsh comments from others while growing up. Life for Amy Elsegood, a dental nurse and a model from North Yorkshire, was no different either.
She was born with a port-wine birthmark on her face for which she was given Special make-up by the NHS. The doctors advised her to cover the mark as she approached her teens. Since then, she has perfected her look.
However, last year, after she got her laser treatment for the removal of the mark, she was left with no choice but to go to work make-up-free after laser treatment on her birthmark. To her surprise, her co-workers also turned up bare-faced to show their support.
While talking about her scar and the life she has spent, she said,
“I felt like I was the only person in the world that looked like this. I would never leave the house without makeup. I wouldn't want anyone to see me without makeup. If I did, I would get comments that are like, Oh, my God, what have you done? Have you been in a fight?”
She further said,
“I posted a no makeup selfie that actually then went viral and it's enabled me really to be where I am today, not be afraid to be who I am. Part of my birthmark that I think I used to dislike was just the fact that I looked so different to everybody else. People would mistake it for something, but bad had happened to me, and I used to get stared at quite a lot.”
All this made Amy very insecure of her looks. She got her first laser treatment very young. She said,
“For instance, I know that I started laser having as treatment on my face when I was about six months old for you in 10 months, there second never laser in my teens. I'd probably say that my confidence dropped because everyone starts wearing maker and couldn't ever find any makeup that would work for me. People would say mean things to me, mainly that I was ugly.”
She further explained,
“When people started to get boyfriends, I used to feel like no one's ever going to want me. So that's how my confidence was affected because I just never felt like I'd ever be good enough.”
She was surprised at how the world was changing though. After posting her no-makeup selfie. She got many support messages from people all around the world. She says that it was the best sort of motivation for her. She feels much more empowered now, thanks to the support she is getting.
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