They may always look flawless whenever they hit the red carpet, but these 5 celebrities have all struggled with acne-prone skin. Often caused by hormonal changes, acne can be difficult for anyone to deal with, and these 5 celebs have all battled against the problem. Many still struggle to control their outbreaks and say it has been hard on their careers or has even had to be digitally removed from their work. Others now have their skin under control but admit that having acne-prone skin even left them feeling depressed at the time.
Emma suffered from bad acne outbreaks at the beginning of her career: “I’m actually pretty interested in skin care, because I had bad hormonal acne when I was 17, and they put me on Accutane (acne medication) for it.
“After two months on the Accutane, I went off of it, and since then, my skin, my mouth, my lips, my eyes are all so dry. 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. So, I’m really interested in the biology of what makes up acne and how to work on it from the outside, too.”
Keira has had problem skin and it even often has to be removed from her films: “I always get acne, so it’s incredibly nice when they take it out digitally, I wish they could do that for me in everyday life.”
- Molly Sims
Model Molly Sims has been plagued by adult acne: ”This acne wasn’t just messing with my career; it was messing with my mood, my confidence, my life. Each morning, I woke up and ran to check out my face in the bathroom mirror. Right away, I could tell if it was going to be a good day or a bad day.”
Aged 25, Salma says she was left depressed because of how bad her acne was: “You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror!”
A source close to Victoria revealed that pregnancy helped Victoria’s acne problem: “Victoria has tried everything under the sun for her skin, yet nothing has worked as well as getting pregnant with her fourth baby. The hormones really suit her and she’s said this pregnancy has cleared up her spots.”