Acne sucks. And while people experience it differently, 25-year-old fantasy writer Mooncaller Leda Muir has found a way to treat her skin. After years of battling this pesky condition, she posted her progress pics, but not everyone celebrated them. While most people complimented the author and her efforts, some thought she was wearing makeup in her “before” pictures (that’s how good of a glow-up it was!). But not for long. Mooncaller Leda Muir silenced the non-believers with a video that makeup simply wouldn’t have survived through.

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25-year-old fantasy writer Mooncaller Leda Muir was really happy to find a way to treat her acne

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People were amazed by her progress, so she shared a few tips with others who struggle with this condition

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But there still were a few non believers, saying she was wearing makeup in her latest pics

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While the occasional pimple can be concealed and eventually disappears, acne is something else. The long-term skin disease occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It “likes” areas of the skin with a lot of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the chest, and back. The resulting appearance often leads to anxiety, reduced self-esteem, and, in extreme cases, depression or thoughts of suicide.

According to WebMD, the best treatments inhibit sebum production, limit bacterial growth, or encourage shedding of skin cells to unclog pores. However, many of the therapies can have side effects, so acne patients should proceed with caution when trying a new treatment, including the care of a dermatologist.

The primary cause of acne in 80% of cases is thought to be genetics, and about 633 million people are affected by the condition globally.

Inspired by her progress, other people with acne began sharing their journeys as well

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