Research declare that one in each three girls endure from PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, making it probably the most widespread well being issues amongst girls in India. Though this can be a hormonal difficulty that impacts fertility in girls, most of its signs are beauty-related, with weight achieve, zits, hair fall and extreme facial hair being the most typical ones.

One among India’s most well-known skin-positive influencers, Prableen Kaur Bhomrah, has been coping with PCOS since a really younger age too. As somebody who has handled PCOS-related zits and weight achieve for so long as she will keep in mind, she understands how tough it may be to return to phrases with the unwanted effects and study to like, settle for and embrace your self regardless of these supposed ‘flaws’.

On this unique interview with BeBeautiful, Prableen shares the story of her battle with zits and weight achieve and the way she overcame these society-defined magnificence requirements to lastly love and settle for herself, zits and zits scars included…

BeBe: Inform us slightly bit how your journey with zits and PCOS?

Prableen: I’ve been coping with zits ever since I used to be at school, however initially, I clearly brushed it off, considering that it’s solely puberty. However over time, I realised that one thing was fallacious with my physique from the within as a result of regardless of what number of medicines I took, my zits would nonetheless be persistent. Nevertheless it was about three and a half years in the past when my dermatologist recommended that I get examined for PCOS. Then I understood that my zits isn’t due to something that I’m doing fallacious on the skin, however a results of hormonal points. I slowly took steps to return to phrases with it. Though it was fairly an extended, laborious course of, I can say that I’m rather more assured in my physique right this moment.

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BeBe: When did you begin creating content material, and what would you say are the massive benefits of your “influencer” standing?

Prableen: I began creating content material round two years in the past, in Feb 2019. At first, I needed to place out good Insta-aesthetic photos simply to be recognised. However this one time, I posted an image with my actual pores and skin, which acquired numerous recognition. This was after I realised that folks can relate to my zits far more than the rest I used to be importing as a result of not many individuals had been speaking about PCOS-related zits again then. Due to my web page, I now have a voice that encourages and influences so many women everywhere in the nation to really feel extra regular about having zits. I understand how lengthy it took for me to return to phrases with my situation, however the truth that my journey can affect and inspire so many different ladies needs to be the largest benefit of being an influencer.


BB exclusive: Indian influencer Prableen Kaur on her journey towards self-love and acceptance with acne and PCOS

BeBe: Have you ever had folks offer you unsolicited recommendation in terms of zits or weight achieve? How do you cope with it?

Prableen: I’ve all the time been obese regardless that I used to be very athletic and lively again at school. Everybody stored declaring that I used to be obese and that I received’t get married due to this. Initially, it began with weight, however ultimately, in addition they began calling me out for my zits. This triggered me to eat extra meals as a coping mechanism. However later, as soon as I realised that this isn’t due to me being lazy, it’s due to my situation and the cussed weight that usually accompanies PCOS, I nonetheless cope with it frequently, however I’ve now made the choice that these feedback aren’t going to make a distinction to my life.

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BeBe: How do you cope with backlash on social media, and the way has that strengthened your relationship together with your pores and skin?

Prableen: I get instructed that it’s as a result of I put on a lot make-up that I’m liable to zits. Individuals additionally ask me to strive all types of face masks and Ayurvedic remedies. However throughout the lockdown final yr, an image of mine went viral, and I acquired numerous optimistic and inspiring feedback from so many individuals. After that, I realised that 90% of the feedback on my photos are so optimistic and motivating. Everyone seems to be so supportive of the truth that I’m placing out one thing like that on social media. So, the hate feedback at the moment are negligible, and I give them zero significance.


BB exclusive: Indian influencer Prableen Kaur on her journey towards self-love and acceptance with acne and PCOS

Bebe: Inform us slightly bit about your skincare routine…

Prableen: Though I get to strive numerous new merchandise due to my job, my skincare routine is fairly simple. I cleanse and tone my face, dab on some serum and moisturiser earlier than making use of a beneficiant quantity of sunscreen. Aside from this, I exploit an exfoliator and face masks no less than as soon as per week, relying upon what my pores and skin looks like and desires on that individual day. I additionally apply a layer of aloe vera gel onto my face each evening, which heals and repairs my pores and skin in a single day.

All photographs courtesy: @prableenkaurbhomrah on Instagram