Nobody Is Perfect: These Celebrities Shared Their Struggles With Acne

From red carpet shoots to social media posts, celebrities flaunt flawless skin in every photo. It’s easy to believe that they don’t have skin troubles, but this is not true. Several celebrities have talked about (and shown) their acne. One singer-songwriter has refused to wear makeup for the past five years, and others have posted their breakouts on Instagram. Once you read about these celebrities and their acne struggles, you’ll realize that nobody is perfect.

Rihanna’s Acne Struggles Inspired A Skincare Brand

In July 2020, Rihanna officially launched her new skincare line, Fenty Skin. While doing so, she confessed that her own skin struggles inspired the brand. She said that she got acne as a teenager, and her acne treatments “stripped my skin of all the good stuff that I already had in it.”

A close-up shows Rihanna's face with makeup on.
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Rihanna also admitted that she has had a hard time discovering her ideal skincare routine. However, she encourages others to try as well. “[Acne] just means you’re human,” she said during an interview with Refinery 29.