I always forget how freckly I get in the summer, freckles popping up all over the place.
I used to hate my freckles so much, I thought they made me ugly. I wanted to bleach my skin because I thought it would get rid of them. I used to try to cover them and hide them with make-up, but they'd always show through, and I hated it.
As I got older I just realised that the features that you're born with, you are often stuck with, and yes, you can get surgery or specialist treatments to change them, but for most people, they're with you for life. And it's probably true for other people, the same way it was true for me, that the thing I hated and obsessed over, bothered me way more than anyone else. Sometimes people were mean, but more often that not, people didn't care, or didn't even really notice.
Everyone is different, with different features and insecurities. If you chose to embrace the unique part of yourself, and chose to love it instead of hate it, you begin to see yourself as beautiful instead of ugly.
I love my freckles now, not many people I know have as many freckles as me. A lot of people in my family have freckles, so I feel like my freckles are like my family markings. I enjoy them, and chose to see them as marks of beauty.
My point is, whether you want to look conventionally beautiful, define your own kind of beauty, or reject the concept of beauty all together, I think everyone should just do what makes them feel good and comfortable with themselves. If you can accept and love the thing that makes you different, then no-one can make you feel bad for it.
Life would be so boring if everyone looked the same. Enjoy and express yourself in the way you look, embrace what you can't change, because the thing that makes you different is the thing that makes you special.