The “Real Barbie” Doll Now Comes with Acne
09 Dec 2014
Earlier this year, artist Nickolay Lamm designed a new type of “Barbie” doll using the actual bodily measurements of the average 19-year-old girl and named the doll Lammily.
Following the unbelievable success of his crowdfunding campaign, he has now released an upgrade for the doll called Lammily Marks, an extension pack of stickers that gives her the little imperfections that real women live with.
The extension pack comes with reusable clear vinyl stickers covering a range of human “flaws” such as freckles, stretch marks, tattoos, scars, bruises, and even acne. This is truly revolutionary in the doll and toy industry.
Not only is Lammily encouraging a healthy body image in terms of size, but also by encouraging children to embrace their supposed “imperfections” and the things which make them unique.
The acne sticker, in particular, can make a big impact in the lives of teens who are struggling with constant breakouts or chronic cases of acne. Many women and men suffer with acne not only through puberty, but even onwards through adulthood, so it's significant for children to see that it's normal, even if it's not ideal.
Although it's nothing to be ashamed of, if you're someone who suffers from acne breakouts, you can talk to a dermatologist about available treatments. Constant breakouts can really hurt a person's self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It's an issue that affects a lot of people but through proper care and treatments, even the worst acne sufferers can have smooth, flawless skin.