“I also found the courage to share my truth with you.”
Actress Yami Gautam took to Instagram and revealed that she has been dealing with an incurable skin condition for “many years”.
Yami said that the skin condition causes dry and rough patches with tiny bumps on the skin.
Whilst keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin condition, it is incurable.
Asthma, dry skin and eczema are known to increase a person’s risk of getting keratosis pilaris.
Yami Gautam shared multiple photos with her 13.9 million Instagram followers on October 4, 2021.
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In the caption, she wrote: “Hello, my Insta family,
“I recently shot for some images and just when they were about to go in for post-production (a common procedure) to conceal my skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris, I thought, ‘Hey Yami, why don’t you embrace this fact and accept it enough to be okay with it’
“Just let it be (Yes, I do talk out loud to myself).”
Most people with keratosis pilaris have it for years.
Taking warm baths, moisturising frequently and eliminating gluten from the diet can also help to manage symptoms.
The Bhoot Police star added:
“I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly.
“I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew!”
Those with the skin condition are encouraged to not use heavily perfumed soaps and bathing products as they can further aggravate the skin.
She no longer feels the need to conceal her skin and finds it liberating to share unfiltered posts with her followers.
“I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more!”
“And yet, I feel beautiful.”
The actress went on to thank her team, including her stylist, photographer and hair and makeup staff.
The carousel of photos has since received over 600,000 likes and 3,000 comments.
Netizens and celebrities alike flooded to the comment section to praise Yami Gautam for opening up about her skin condition.
Fellow Bhoot Police star Jacqueline Fernandez commented:
“So so beautiful.”
Alongside Bhoot Police, Yami has starred in many films including Kaabil, Sanam Re and Bala.
Yami Gautam will next be seen in the social comedy Dasvi, thriller A Thursday and investigative drama Lost.