Every now in then when I check my inbox, I stumble upon an article, blog, or some form of media that introduces me to a product or person that in one way or another influences my day for the better. Today, it was an article from the DailyMail UK entitled “Foundation transformation: How teen model with severe acne masks her scars with incredible make-up application.” In the article and accompanying video, Cassandra Bankson, a 19-year-old model from California gives a makeup lesson that touches on more than just cosmetics. Bankson, who deals with acne, exposes her insecurity to help those who also suffer from skin conditions.
I have never really had a problem with acne, but, I’ve had friends who have dealt or still dealing with it, I even remember mixing creams for my brother to help with his. And while I know the phrase ‘You can’t understand, until you’ve been through it’ has a bit of truth to it, I think Bankson represents an example of a person breaks through barriers, even if they are only ‘skin deep’. The term ‘Skin deep’ is really a complex catchall, because it tends to minimize an issue and make it seem as if it’s not important but in reality it carries so much weight in terms of self-esteem and our thoughts of beauty. Recently, the reigning Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes, traveled to Indonesia to share her thoughts and inspiration on a particular ‘skin deep’ problem.
Bankson, who is studying to become a nurse, and Lopes are really ambassadors of and for beauty. Spreading inspiration, knowledge, and a beautiful message. Check out and subscribe to Cassandra’s Youtube Channel for great tips, tricks, and more.