Of course, it is imperative for any celebrity to look ideal when they appear on TV, in movies, or magazines. But, we often forget that most of their flawless skin is superficial and the result of expert touch ups and professional make-up. They are as human as the rest of us and most of them have been through the exasperating situation of acne breakouts in their lives. Famous personalities have admitted to having trouble with their skin and we will be revealing their identities in the forthcoming paragraphs. The celebrities we have included in the list are people who’ve suffered bad acne as a child or as an adult.
Although she has an entourage of professional makeup artists ready for assistance at any time, hiding acne and bad skin from the paparazzi for a long time is next to impossible. The pop princess has been photographed with bad skin many times in the recent past. It isn’t a surprise seeing Rihanna making it to the list owing to her rigorous high-stress inducing schedule. Rihanna took the world by storm and attained international fame after the release of her first single, Pon de replay. Since then, she has only gone from strength to strength and continues releasing chart-busting singles on a regular basis.
2. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is a one trick pony who manages to garner headlines by wearing skimpy clothing. Her racy antics also ensure that she remains a hot trending topic amongst the tabloids. Through evidence from her photos on social media, we can safely attest to the fact that she lives an unhealthy lifestyle. Anybody with a proper set of eyes can see that Miley has been suffering from post-adolescent acne. Cigarettes and alcohol are often attributed by dermatologists and doctors as the reason behind the occurrence of the inflammatory disorder. We know that Miley isn’t a stranger to the party scene and we do know what goes around in parties. Miley initially came into prominence after starring in Disney’s Hannah Montana.
3. Adam Levine
Adam Levine knows exactly how big of a problem adult male acne is. He hasn’t been shy on disclosing his long battle with acne both as a teen and as an adult. Here’s an excerpt extracted from one of his interviews, “I’ll be honest. As a teenager, I had horrible breakouts. I would hide from cameras, hide in my room. I was just ashamed of my acne. Today, even though I’m a celebrity, I’m no different than anyone else. Acne just shows up and causes trouble. And it can mess with your confidence.” The man also endorses Proactive+, a product that has been known to be quite the remedy for acne.
4. Victoria Beckham
They say bad skin and acne doesn’t discriminate. We hold that statement to be true because of Victoria’s bad skin. It’s no wonder the fashionista goes out of her way to dress to impress on every occasion; the clothing certainly helps draw attention away from her bad skin. The mother of four has openly struggled with bad acne breakouts. Although she could have easily resorted to chemical peels, laser treatments and cosmetic surgery to keep the acne at bay, she went the more natural way by exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing her face. The at-home procedure has worked well for her and we should give her kudos for going the hard way.
5. Kate Moss
Kate Moss is a model who has scaled immeasurable heights in her line of profession. She has done so even with bad skin and acne problems. Kate has had acne around her chin and nose throughout her career. Although the problems haven’t been severe enough to cause heartache, it must have been big enough to cause mild irritation. Chemical peels can work wonders for people who suffer from mild acne. Kate Moss’s talents were originally discovered by the founder of Storm Model Management, Sarah Doukas, when Kate was only 14. Since the discovery, Kate has gone on to work with household names such as Chanel, Rimmel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci etc.
6. Brad Pitt
Who knew the heartthrob of Hollywood was also a victim of bad skin. Back in the days, Brad Pitt suffered from serious acne breakouts and his acne scars are even visible at the age of one-and-fifty. According to dermatologists, dermabrasion is the best medical course of action to counter acne scars. Brad Pitt is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood and the man first made an impression with the road movie, Thelma & Louise, in 1991. Since then, he has gone on to star in many successful films such as Interview with the Vampire, Seven, 12 Monkeys, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the Ocean’s franchise.
7. Alicia Keys
Although Alicia Keys knows how to hit all the high notes to perfection, she isn’t exactly aware of how to tackle her bad skin and regular acne problems. A look at her face can get anyone to guess that the singer is a victim of occasional acne breakouts. Period and monthly hormonal changes coupled with a strict stressful schedule must be the primary cause of the acne breakouts. Alicia Keys is not someone who needs any sort of introduction. After all, she has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and received 15 Grammy Awards for her musical endeavours.
8. Megan Fox
Megan Fox’s good looks make her a force to be reckoned with. A glorified modern sex symbol, she is an A-lister who has starred in several movies such as the Transformers, Friends with Kids, This is 40, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles etc. All her fame and humongous paycheck haven’t stopped the breakout of acne though. Although the camera is usually kind to her, it has been mean at times too, managing to catch her face full of acne several times. By the look of those pictures, it looks like blocked pores have had a major part to play in the lead up to her bad skin.
9. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has spoken publicly about her battle with acne and bad skin. In an interview with Marie Claire Magazine, she has been quoted saying, “I had terrible, terrible skin. It was embarrassing, and I did everything I could think of to make it go away.” Well, the pictures don’t lie and we’re glad Cameron Diaz has owned up to her troubles. Cameron Diaz has been a mainstay at Hollywood ever since her breakout performances in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and There’s Something About Mary etc. Her sexy performances have earned her loyal legions of fans all over the world.