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No Filter: These 7 Celebs Are Taking A Step Towards Acne Positivity & We're All For It!


Here comes the often-overused phrase: celebrities, they’re just like us. Yes, they truly are, we swear! That said, today, we are talking about the A-listers who prove that normal folks don’t monopolise zits.

Whether you have acne-prone skin or get the occasional hormonal breakouts once or twice a month, these honest revelations are giving a sense of comfort and relatability. If you want to join the acne-positive crew, keep scrolling to read about the times our favourite pretty faces got candid about their skin struggles on social media.

These Celebs Get Really, Really Honest About Their Skin Struggles

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner is the ultimate style icon and there’s no denying that. But our favourite thing about her is the fact that she never shies away from talking about her skin issues. In an Instagram post, Kendall Jenner opened up about why “suffering from acne” was debilitating to her and made her feel “anxious, helpless, and insecure”. Kendall said that she wants to demonstrate to “a younger generation that not everything is perfect”. Her message about skin positivity has set the record just right—acne is 100% normal and happens to all of us. 

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam’s style shenanigans find fans at home and beyond. However, we loved how the Neerja actress once took to Instagram to talk about PMSing and its perils. She shared with her followers how she’s going through premenstrual syndrome and has got a pimple in the middle of her forehead right before the premiere of Veere Di Wedding. You know when you've had a long, blissful streak of good-skin days, only to wake up one morning with an unwanted zit on your forehead? Sonam can relate.

Lucy Hale

We are all aware that Lucy Hale loves to experiment with her makeup and hair. However, she’s not immune to pimples. She revealed in an all-tell interview with a digital publication, “The day I turned 21, my skin just went nuts.”

Taylor Hill

The Victoria's Secret angel never fails to inspire her followers to embrace their skin just the way it is. We’re used to seeing her in full-glam makeup but the model often shares glimpses into her off-duty model life on IG, including makeup-free selfies. "I struggle with acne and I've struggled for a long time, probably since I was 15, because of makeup, travel, and hormones," she told a digital publication in an interview.

Emma Stone

The La La Land actress got candid about her skin struggles in an interview. Stone said, "I had bad hormonal acne when I was 17, and they put me on Accutane for it. Then, I had stress acne when I was 20 when I did Easy A, which they kindly video-airbrushed out of the movie. But I realised how debilitating and embarrassing it can be to have cystic acne."

Katy Perry

It’s not Katy Perry to filter herself. From sharing her struggles with body-shaming and body hair to sporting some standout makeup trends. We love her for being fearlessly, unabashedly herself and she didn’t shy away from talking about her skin struggles either “I have acne scars, I am self-conscious about that,” she said. 

Pro tip: If you have acne-prone skin, ditch the sticky moisturisers and invest in a hydrating gel formula that will keep your skin is plump without making it oily.

Kudos to these stars for being honest and unfiltered about their acne!

Featured Image: Getty Images


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