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Dispelling Beauty Myths with Jonathan Van Ness

Video Credit: Allure
Published on December 20, 2019 - Duration: 01:39s

Dispelling Beauty Myths with Jonathan Van Ness

The Queer Eye star on embracing his psoriasis, wearing makeup, and defying male beauty stigmas

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Dispelling Beauty Myths with Jonathan Van Ness

[soft chiming music]- I am dreaming of aworld where assumptions,stigmas, fairytales and mythsabout beauty are dispelled.[soft upbeat music]Because there is a place in this worldfor every single person tofeel and look beautiful.True or false.Is psoriasis contagious?False.Myth.100% false.Makeup is only for women.Obviously false.Makeup is for everyone.It is a confidence booster.It is a beauty enhancer.It can make us feel and look better.Can you be a body positive man?True!Ding, ding.MythBusters.Men in this world face an incredibleamount of pressure to fit and confineinto a very unrealisticexpectation of male beauty.And, you know, it doesn'tget talked about as much.People with psoriasis donot take care of their skin.That is false.Everyone doesn't take care of their skin.People with psoriasis actually needto take better care of our skin,we usually have tomoisturize it more often,we have to control our flair ups.So people with psoriasisdefinitely take care of their skin.We need to cover up our scars.That is so false.I think that our scars make us beautiful,they make us who we are,and they show that wehave a story to tell.We did not get in to thisbeauty myth disaster overnightand we will not get outof it overnight either.It's gonna take us some time of connectionand loving on each other to realizethat all of these beauty mythsdo not have to be our truths.You are always fierce!

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