Aspiring British model and fashion blogger Resham Khan explained how she retained her good looks even after a frightening acid attack disfigured her face. The 21-year-old business student amazed social media users when she posted a picture of herself appearing free of blemishes and visible scars.
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However, Ms. Khan wanted to clarify that she only achieved her unblemished looks with the help of make-up. The aspiring British model had to apply an extra layer of foundation and more concealer in order to look liked the way she was before the acid attack.
“I got those mushy emotional tears of happiness. I looked at the mirror and I felt like I looked like the old me again,” Khan added. While the 21-year-old would love to keep looking as gorgeous as she was before the incident, she’s aware that this is not the real her and doesn’t want to hide from her true self.
“It’s hard. I’ve loved the compliments but the harsh reality is it is not real. It’s been lovely, it’s been great, but I can’t keep pretend to be someone I’m not,” Khan admitted. Khan explained that applying make-up has become “so much harder” for her and that she doesn’t overdo it since it “hurts a little to apply.”
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Even bathing has become a challenge for Ms. Khan since she had to make sure that the shampoo in her hair doesn’t make contact with her damaged skin, according to StraitsTimes. The British fashion blogger had her face and body severely disfigured after acid was thrown at her from a car window.
While suspect John Tomlin was eventually charged for the acid attack, the injuries sustained by Khan and her 37-year-old cousin Jameel Muhktar still remain. The aspiring British model was just one of the many victims of the frequent acid attacks that’s been happening in London.
According to GulfNews, these attacks have become rampant in the U.K. due to acid being the weapon of choice by thieves since it’s easily obtainable. East London councilor Ohid Ahmed explained that throwing acid “is a hate crime” since it not only intends to hurt victims but it also leaves them with scars that could last a lifetime.
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