Oh, acne. While we can joke about period outbreaks and our inability to ever leave a pesky zit alone, the truth of the matter is that acne can cause a serious decline in self-confidence. Have you ever been so self-conscience of your breakout that you don’t even what to meet someone’s eye when you talk to them? I’ve certainly been there. That’s why we’ve rounded up your favorite celebrities’ acne treatments so you can rock the confidence of a red carpet A-lister.
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1. Lucy Hale
Ever since our favorite Pretty Little Liar‘s star turned 21, she’s dealt with stubborn cystic acne. It’s taken her this long to finally figure out the perfect solution; she swears by the “double cleanse” to keep things under control. Every night, she cleanses with DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to make sure she’s removed all her makeup. Next, she cleanses again with Restorsea Reviving Cleanser with her Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing Brush. Looks like the “double cleanse” is definitely working out for her!
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2. Katy Perry
Katy Perry has always been candid about her struggles with acne; I mean, she was a Proactive spokesperson after all. While she’s no longer the official face of the brand, she still uses their exfoliant and toner. For makeup remover, she uses Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil. For moisturizer, she used the natural remedy, grape seed oil. Her clear skin has her feelin’ all:
Kendall Jenner is another celeb who’s been completely honest about how acne can emotionally affect a gal. “I wouldn’t even look at people when I talked to them,” she wrote. “I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys.” So how did she get that beautiful, flawless skin? She started with Laser Genesis treatments but keeps it real adding, “It wasn’t anything that happened overnight.”
4. Mindy Kaling
The oh-so relatable Mindy Kaling swears by her own DIY acne mask. Apple cider vinegar and Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay are her secret ingredients, and it clearly works. Her skin always looks fabulous, but she does also have that gorgeous pregnancy glow… We’ll have to wait a few years for that hack.
5. Bella Thorne
Our girl Bella always keeps it 100, especially when it comes to her skin breakouts. “When you have acne, you keep thinking about how ugly it is and how everyone is just looking at it all the time — and it makes it so much worse!” she explained. Bella’s seemed to figure out the perfect mix of products. She swears by Sisley’s plant-based cleanser, Burt’s Bees towelettes, Kate Somerville’s toner and oxygen spray, and she recently tweeted about this prescription acne cream:
6. Emma Stone
Like Lucy Hale, Emma Stone has suffered from cystic acne. “I realized how debilitating and embarrassing it can be to have cystic acne,” she explained. Now, her go to products are Cetaphil‘s bar soap and Elta lotion. In the past, she also used cortisone shots to battle aggressive zits.
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