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Acne positive local teen on how she learnt to love herself and her skin

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Oratile Suta Hakala is acne positive.
Oratile Suta Hakala is acne positive.
Oratile Suta Hakala/ Supplied

There were days when she couldn’t recognise herself. When an acne breakout robbed her of her once clear skin.

Oratile Suta Hakala developed a severe case of acne in her last years of high school. Three years later, she is still battling breakouts.

“My acne started around September 2017,” she tells Drum. “It was around October when I started with acne treatment.”

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