According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting over 50 million men and women — which means acne can’t only happen to everyday mortals. Our friends in Hollywood are also amongst the breakout-having bunch, despite what Photoshop and makeup might lead you to believe.
How do we know? Well, a number of them have opened up about their skin struggles. You might know the (oft-overused) phrase: Celebrities, they’re just like us.!But this time we have the interviews and Instagrams to prove it.
Click through to read up on the times some of your favorite idols proved that us normal folks don’t monopolize zits — acne is equal opportunity. And stick around for the products stars swear by to keep acne at bay.
In an recent interview with Teen Vogue, Sza got real about her struggle with cystic acne. “It’s terrible. Oh, my God. Acne is so crazy,” she said. The songstress revealed that most of her breakouts happen when she neglects the overall health of her skin. “Most times when my face breaks out, it’s because I’m not doing the right thing, like if I’m on the road a lot and I’m not washing my face or I’m not drinking water,” she said. “I wasn’t doing any of that and after awhile, it builds up and then pops out. It’s just like, ‘Hey, sis, remember when you weren’t taking care of me? I’m here now.”
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You know when you’ve had a long, blissful streak of good-skin days, only to wake up one morning with a cluster of hormonal zits on your chin? Zendaya can relate. “My hormonal breakouts popping up every month unwelcome, just when I think I got my skin on lock,” she wrote on Twitter on August 8, illustrating her point with a GIF of one particularly iconic America’s Next Top Model entrance.
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Reinhart recently revealed that she’s been dealing with cystic acne since she was 12. But due to the nature of her job, her biggest insecurity is on display more often than not. During a recent photoshoot, the 21-year-old said that all she could think about was her acne. “I’m not sure if or when I’ll ever be able to accept my skin as it is,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories, in an effort …read more