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Makeup-free portraits of women with acne, eczema, and rosacea will change the way you look at your skin

INSIDER Logo By Anneta Konstantinides of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 15: 
  London-based photographer
  Sophie Harris-Taylor has created an exhibit that celebrates the
  beauty of real skin. 
  
  "Epidermis" features the portraits of 20 women with
  conditions ranging from severe cystic acne and rosacea to
  eczema and
  mild scarring. 
  
  Harris-Taylor, who struggled with severe acne throughout her
  teens and 20s, told Insider that she was inspired to create the
  series after noticing a lack of skin representation in media. 
  
  
    Visit
    Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  From filters to Facetune, the illusion of picture-perfect skin
  can now be achieved with just a few swipes and clicks from our
  fingertips. 

  But London-based photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor is
  on a mission to show the
  beauty of real skin, and everything that comes with it. 

  "Epidermis," Harris-Taylor's powerful photo series, features the
  portraits of 20 makeup-free women with various skin conditions
  ranging from severe cystic acne and rosacea to eczema and mild
  inflammation. 

  Insider spoke to Harris-Taylor
  about the inspiration behind "Epidermis," the skin positivity
  movement, and how her exhibit is already changing lives.

  • London-based photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor has created an exhibit that celebrates the beauty of real skin.
  • "Epidermis" features the portraits of 20 women with conditions ranging from severe cystic acne and rosacea to eczema and mild scarring.
  • Harris-Taylor, who struggled with severe acne throughout her teens and 20s, told Insider that she was inspired to create the series after noticing a lack of skin representation in media.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

From filters to Facetune, the illusion of picture-perfect skin can now be achieved with just a few swipes and clicks from our fingertips.

But London-based photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor is on a mission to show the beauty of real skin, and everything that comes with it.

"Epidermis," Harris-Taylor's powerful photo series, features the portraits of 20 makeup-free women with various skin conditions ranging from severe cystic acne and rosacea to eczema and mild inflammation.

Insider spoke to Harris-Taylor about the inspiration behind "Epidermis," the skin positivity movement, and how her exhibit is already changing lives.

© Sophie Harris-Taylor

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