A young 26-year-old radically changed the standards of classical beauty after becoming a model, despite the fact she suffers from a rare dermatological disease that makes her look older than she really is.
Sara Geurts suffers from the Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a very rare disease that inhibits the body’s ability to produce collagen.
As a result, instead of having a young-looking skin, Sara has premature wrinkles and flagged skin.
The youngster is now determined to show the world that she has nothing to be ashamed of.
“My skin was my biggest complex,” revealed Sara Geurts.
“But now I think it is the most beautiful thing in the world. Every imperfection you have is individual and tells a story about you and who you are, but also shares some of the difficulties you’ve been through,” added the model for Bored Panda.
The young woman who lives in Los Angeles is determined to change the way beauty is being perceived by the beauty industry because no one should lose confidence due to their imperfections.
The Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects connective tissue, characterized by hyperextensible skin and joints, a very difficult healing process when it comes to wounds and fragile blood vessels.
Six types of this syndrome are being recognized globally, each depending on the symptoms and causes.
In some cases, it may be a type III or a V collagen deficiency.
Collagen is a protein that generates skin elasticity and firmness. This syndrome affects both women and men, regardless of race or ethnicity.