Her struggle with her acne is a lesson in developing a healthy relationship with makeup.

'Reflecting on your own self-worth is the most important thing you can do every day.'

MacKenzie has scars from high school — and not just emotional ones.

When she was 13, she started developing severe acne and redness all over her face. As a shy, sensitive teen, MacKenzie just wanted to blend in, but the acne made it extremely difficult.

MacKenzie. All photos via Dermablend.

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Mariah wasn’t concerned at first when an unusual spot appeared on her finger.

"I didn’t even notice until it started on my face, around my nose," she explained.

But as it progressed, she was diagnosed with vitiligo, a condition that causes the loss of skin color across her body. It started when Mariah was just 13, and she’s had it ever since.

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Sophia Spooner's dad always finished what he started. That's one thing that kept Sophia going during her 2,659-mile hike.

Sophia's dad, Ray, passed away from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) — a neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and eventual paralysis of all voluntary muscles, including those used for breathing and swallowing — on Aug. 8, 2016.

10 months later, Sophia started hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans from the Mexico/California border all the way up to the Washington/Canada border, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and its ALS Care Centers, which provide specialized care for people like Ray.

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14 real-talk comics about the struggles women go through on a daily basis.

It ain't easy, girls. It ain't easy — as you can see from these 14 insightful comics.

Christina De Witte was experiencing a lot of typical "girly things," and she thought it would be cool to start drawing some of those funny-cause-they're-true scenarios.

Fast-forward and she's now publishing her comics full-time under the name Chrostin. Get it, girl! She saw a demand for more of her delightful illustrations once people started to notice them and tell her how they relate to them.

"It’s pretty easy to keep these kind of topics alive, because every single day has its own little struggles. So each and every day gives me inspiration!" De Witte says.

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