By Rafaela Kuznec @RafaelaKuznec

THIS DETERMINED makeup and beauty enthusiast has become the face of the Lupus UK current awareness campaign for World Lupus Day - despite struggling with her condition for years

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Shot By: Beth Smith, Nicole Robertson-Cornes

Producer: Rafaela Kuznec, Ruby Coote

Editor: Garry Sykes

Beth was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 18 and began posting about her struggles and experiences with the disease on social media. Lupus is an autoimmune disease causing rashes on the face and inflammation of the joints and other organs. Beth admitted that at the time she developed symptoms her mental health deteriorated. She told Truly: “I really struggled because I didn't want to leave the house. I wanted to stay inside my little bubble where I felt safe. I wanted to be alone.” The 25-year-old, from York, started her YouTube channel 'Beth Does Beauty' to promote body neutrality, which according to Beth, is “appreciating your body for what it does for you, rather than appreciating what it physically looks like." The YouTuber continued: “We all have flaws that we don't see in the magazines. Neutrality is something that I believe in because I'm not always confident in my skin. I will be 100% lying if I said that I love my skin 110% of the time, because I don't. I have both hated and resented my skin to absolutely accepting and thriving in my skin like now.”