You would think a celebrity status could exempt you from anything – paying parking tickets, queuing for parties and ever getting caught looking less than perfect. It seems however that not even A-list skin therapists and teams of make up artists can rid you of acne – something that high profile sufferers are all too eager to inform us.
Adult acne is real – and with celebrity sufferers from Kendall Jenner to Lorde, the stigma is (thankfully) being shed and skin-shaming is coming to an end.
The latest high profile figure to speak out about her skin is 32-year-old actress Keira Knightley, who opened up about her skin complaints in a recent interview with Vogue UK, going on to reveal how she keeps her spots at bay.
"I had really bad skin until I was 24 and up until then I did everything under the sun to it,’ the actress explained. ‘Then one day I thought I would try to leave it and that’s what suited it better. That’s also why I always want to wear as little make-up as possible when I am not working. When I’m filming, I always have a breakout as we have to cake the make-up on. I think it needs a break every now and again to be able to breathe."
21-year-old singer Lorde also spoke out about her struggle with acne this month, taking to her social media over the weekend to call out the unsolicited advice and put downs that have been thrown at her (and her skin) over the years.
‘When you’ve had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, “You know what worked for me, is… moisturising!”’, she posted on one slide, while another read: ‘Do you wash your face?’
‘It’s like, yes, I wash my face,’ the Green Light singer explained. ‘I’m just genetically cursed.’
Ending on a positive note, Lorde reached out to those in a similar situation, posting, ‘For anyone out there who has got bad skin – and actual bad skin, not the kind of bad skin you can just use a fancy cream for, for a few days, and it will get better – I feel your pain. We’ll get there, we will. I promise.’
An anti skin-shaming movement where women help each other through their skin issues? Count us in.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.