Ethan Dolan Gets Candid About Having Severe Acne & Gaining Self Confidence

Ethan Dolan Gets Candid About Having Severe Acne & Gaining Self Confidence

Ethan Dolan is opening up about his struggle with severe acne recently.

The 20-year-old YouTuber shared a long post where he talked about his acne and how he struggled with his self confidence because of it.

“I had severe acne, now my face is filled with scars and I can’t seem to be upset about it anymore… At first, my acne completely destroyed my self confidence. I’ve always been an advocate of embracing your appearance no matter what,” Ethan wrote on Instagram. “I found myself giving advice to friends when they struggled with their self image. I was always so happy to hear that my words helped. If these were my own words, and they had proven to help others… why couldn’t they help me? I couldn’t seem to take my own advice.”

“It’s so crazy how I honestly don’t care what people think, but I care so much at the same time. It makes about just as much sense to me, as that last sentence probably made to you. I slowed me entire life down because of marks on my face. Didn’t wanna be on camera, didn’t wanna go in public, didn’t want people to see me. I got to a point where I’d see friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and apologize about the way my face looked. In hindsight that’s the most ridiculous thing ever,” he continued. “What was going on with my skin was natural and unavoidable, but I couldn’t accept it. I’m used to going through everything in my life with having someone to relate to who goes through everything I do; my twin. This time, I didn’t have that. Gray‘s skin decided to just glow while mine did the opposite. This was the first time I was going through something ALONE… at least I thought.”

“It wasn’t until I stopped hiding and finally expressed my vulnerable side to everyone who keeps up with me on social media, that I finally felt some sort of relief. Brave people who were going through what I was came to share their stories and comfort me,” Ethan said. “I’ll forever be thankful for you all, you truly got me out of such a sh–ty place in my mind. As I felt less alone, I felt more confident. Instead of my insecurities feeding off one another, my confidence ignited more confidence. It truly is the little things that initiate the climb out of a low place.”

“I can’t say that I’m FULLY confident 100% of the time with the way my skin looks, but I can definitely say that my self image and mental state has improved immensely and reached a level I never thought it could be at again.”

If you missed it, Ethan and his twin brother Grayson recently went back to looking like identical twins and tricked fans!

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