Teen who survived severe burns becomes a TikTok sensation for her makeup tutorials

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Aleema Ali inspires TikTok followers with her make-up tutorials.
Aleema Ali inspires TikTok followers with her make-up tutorials.
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  • Aleema Ali, a young burn survivor, has become a TikTok star for her make-up tutorials.
  • Due to the scarring from her severe burns, her self-confidence plummeted but her make-up videos helped build her self-image again.
  • Aleema hopes her TikToks will inspire other burn victims to use a creative outlet to help find themselves too.


Aleema Ali, from Bradford, UK, was lucky to escape with her life after being covered in flames when the highly flammable head lice shampoo in her hair ignited. 

"I went to the kitchen to get to the bin, and whilst I was walking past, my hair caught fire as the medicine was extremely flammable," she said in an interview

Aleema wasn't aware she was on fire until she caught her reflection in a nearby window.

The then 12-year-old blacked out and ended up in a coma for five weeks. She was in the hospital for an additional nine months.

After countless surgeries and physiotherapy sessions, Aleema managed to carry on with her life.

The teen has now gone viral after sharing her make-up routines online. 

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Aleema putting on make-up.
Aleema putting on make-up.
Aleema putting on make up
Aleema putting on make-up.

Due to the scarring from her severe burns, her self-confidence plummeted. But, her make-up videos helped build her self-image again, and she hopes it will inspire other burn victims to use a creative outlet to help find themselves too.

Since sharing her content online, Aleema has received nothing but positive comments. She has inspired thousands of people to embrace themselves and to love their insecurities.

"The only thing I was thinking was, 'I'm going to die'. How can somebody make it out after such a big accident?

"I'm waiting for one more surgery to get my tracheostomy removed, but other than that, everything is all good," she said. 

Source: CATERS NEWS/Magazinefeatures.co.za


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