“Flawless isn’t a skin type and poreless doesn’t exist”: Meet the acne influencer changing the game

July 6, 2023

Acne sufferers know it isn’t just about pimples—serious cases can have major impact on our physical and mental health. Since June is Acne Awareness Month, it’s time to deep-dive into the skin condition that affects up to 50 million Americans. Here to chat all things acne is creator, activist, former model and founder of the #freethepimple movement, Lou Northcote. Listen as she shares why having acneic skin isn’t the same as a breakout; how the lookism she’s experienced affected her stress; and the can’t-miss skincare tips she’s learned as an acne sufferer. For the latest in all things skin wellness, check out wellconnected.murad.com.

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Lou Northcote is a ‘real skin’ advocate, fashion creative and former model. In 2017 she launched the #freethepimple movement, encouraging others to share people skin-positive selfies. She is the first model with acne to star in an un-retouched beauty editorial and has been featured in i-D, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Teen Vogue and more.