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CLOUD COLLECTIVE: MEET MEHDI

CLOUD COLLECTIVE: MEET MEHDI

Name: Mehdi (He/him)
Age: 22
Occupation: Warehouse worker, model.
Zodiac sign: Scorpio

 

How are you today?
– I’m good. It’s nice to be here. 

 How is your relationship with your skin?
I don’t have a very good relationship with my skin. I have had pimples since I was around 15. I've tried all sorts of products, but nothing helps. Right now it's actually good but it differs. Sometimes my skin is clear for a long time and I only get a pimple every now and then. Then all of a sudden I get 20 pimples at a time. But that was a while ago.

 Does social media affect your self-image?
Yes, it affects me. If I see someone on social media with perfect skin, I get jealous. Why can’t I have such skin? Friends also affect me. If a friend has clear skin I sometimes envy them. But it's not something you talk about.

What would you tell your 15 year old self?
Set goals in life. It's  important for your development to have something to work towards. Set a goal and strive for it. And treat your skin well. It will be easier with time if you start taking care of it immediately.

When do you feel your best? 

– When I just showered. 

What are you the most proud of?

– That I came to Sweden and have fought so hard. I came here in 2015 (from Afgahnistan) and really struggled to build a life here, and I want to keep fighting. The first years were difficult, but then it got better. I'm proud of myself for doing it.

What is your skincare routine?
I don’t follow a certain routine. I wash my face and sometimes I use a serum. If I get a pimple I pop it. 

What are 3 things that make you happy?
Talking to my family and parents, hanging out with friends and playing snooker (pool).