It may seem like the rich and famous always look flawless. But acne is one of those conditions that reaches across all ages, income levels, and walks of life. Celebrities may be in the spotlight, but that doesn't mean there aren't famous people with acne. In fact, there are many, and some of them have even had the guts to talk frankly and openly about their skincare struggles.
It's important that these stars speak out. Acne can be a social stigma, and young sufferers are often singled out for bullying. These true stories from stars about acne show that it's okay to talk about topics that seem embarrassing – and serve as a helpful reminder that even the most glamorous people are still just people. From Emma Stone to Kendall Jenner, Adam Levine to Cameron Diaz, more stars have acne than you might think. Read on to discover how celebrities describe their skin struggles.
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On Twitter, Lorde posted two pictures of herself taken at a photoshoot earlier in the day. The caption read: "i find this curious--two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)."
- Age: 24
- Birthplace: Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Oscar winner Brie Larson once hit a red carpet with a noticeable blemish. Afterwards, she took to her Instagram to post a photo of herself at the event: "When you're stressing/obsessing over a zit so you put on too much zit cream before bed and wake up to giant dry spot but you gotta get your photo taken anyway."
- Age: 31
- Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America
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Daisy Ridley described her skincare struggles on Instagram:
"My skin was THE WORST. I've tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics, and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I have polycycstic [sic] ovaries and that's why it's bad…
I can safely say feeling so self-conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up [sic] but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on…
Keep on top of how your body is feeling and don't worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours [are] working in tip-top condition, and take help if it's needed."
- Age: 29
Katy Perry described how acne scars make her feel:
"One of my insecurities is that I have acne scars. I'm self-conscious about that, so sometimes I wear too much makeup to cover them up. I got acne at the start of my career. It was a stressful time… I have insecurities like anyone."
- Age: 36
- Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA
- Alternative Name: Kathryn Perry, Kathryn Hudson, Katy Hudson