14 Celebrities That Got Real About Their Acne

Diply 29 Jan 2018

Acne is a condition that plagues millions of people each year, and no matter the age, celebrities aren't immune.

With the growth of social media, many have chosen to take control of their own skin and have shared their own personal experiences and struggles.

Check out these stories for real accounts of skin care inspiration.

1. Rihanna

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The singer once said, "I have an ugly day every month; pimples on my face, I'm fat and in a bad mood. It's more like an ugly week." Girl, us too! To combat it, she chugs water and avoids booze at all costs!

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2. Katy Perry

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The 33-year-old pop star has been vocal about her struggles with acne and isn't afraid to open up about her insecurities. She once said, "Bad skin really made me want to hide. I’d wear makeup to bed or stay in if I had a bad breakout.”

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3. Chrissy Teigen

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She's known for being real, but in this video, the supermodel mom gets up close and personal about her own blemishes, sharing how her skin changes throughout the month. Period skin is alive and well — not even celebrities are safe!

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4. Alicia Keys

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Last year, the songstress and natural beauty nixed makeup from her daily routine. Having struggled with a face full of bumps and pimples in the past, she began making changes to her diet when she got pregnant and her skin started glowing. Now she shows it off!

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5. Mindy Kaling 

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The comedian has never been afraid to speak her mind or be herself. In an Instagram post, she shared this selfie with the world, saying, "That zit cream in your 30's life. At least I'm not going on the Tonight Show later today."

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6. Bella Thorne

Instagram | @bellathorne

The 20-year-old actress isn't afraid to flaunt a #NoMakeupSelfie on social media. She constantly shows off her imperfections, proving she's a human, too! In this Instagram post, Bella shared her skin win — this is as real as it gets!

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7. Ashley Benson

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On her Instagram account, the Pretty Little Liars star has shared zit cream selfies. Of her imperfections she said, "I think it’s really important for fans to know that everybody deals with it and you’re not alone, and you’re completely normal."

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8. Emma Stone

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Another star who tells it like it is, the La La Land actress has not been shy about her blemishes. Suffering from both hormonal and stress acne has built her interest for the biology of acne and how to prevent it.

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9. Miley Cyrus

Instagram | @mileycyrus

When getting a zit, Miley is no stranger to sharing the evidence online. She'll even diagnose the culprit! In this Instagram post, she gets right down to it, stating, "I deserve it. Too much pizza. Not enough water."

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10. Lorde

Twitter | @lorde

The 21-year-old singer got real about her growing pains when she exposed a Photoshopped picture of herself and paired it with another photo from the same concert, tweeting that "flaws are ok." Her fans were more than supportive, one stated, "She's everything that the industry isn't."

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We had no idea!

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Celebrities always look so flawless that we never would have guessed they struggle with some skin issues of their own! I guess it's true...celebrities, they're just like us! But these aren't the only famous females who have gotten real about their skin issues.

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11. Keira Knightley


The actress has opened up about her battles with blemishes, and while some are opposed to digital editing, she doesn't mind a little photo touch-up every once in a while, saying, "I always get acne so it's incredibly nice when they take it out digitally."

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12. Kaley Cuoco

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The Big Bang Theory actress is known for playing beauties, but she hasn't always felt secure about her looks. "I had acne as a teen and it made me so insecure to be on camera — not a good thing when you are on a television series," she said.

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13. Naya Rivera

Instagram | @nayarivera

The actress looks flawless onscreen, but she's been open about problems with pimples, saying, "It was pretty embarrassing going to work every day and having to be on camera and having the makeup artists be like, 'Oh, what's going on?' It was a point of insecurity for me."

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14. Kendall Jenner

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While it may seem like the model is picture perfect, she got real about her struggles with acne on her website. Most recently, she hit the red carpet with breakouts, stating that you should "never let that sh*t stop you!"

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We want to give a big thanks to these ladies for getting real about their skin issues. 

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Their stories are inspiring and help us to accept our own flaws. Nobody is perfect, not even celebrities, so love yourself and the skin you're in!

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