Here Are 8 Celebrities Who Got Real And Raw About Having Acne

In the words of Kendrick Lamar, "I'm so f*ckin' sick and tired of the Photoshop. Show me something natural..."

It’s about time we don’t hate on the zit, especially when acne is completely normal.

Everybody has acne, that’s just a human fact. It’s distressing, especially when it just decides to make a ~grand entrance~ on visible areas like the nose or the forehead. But that’s okay, it feels comforting to know that you’re not alone when facing breakouts, because through the years, countless celebrities have opened up about their pimples—even a supermodel like Kendall Jenner who’s glammed up almost 24/7.

Whether you have hormonal acne or a bad skin day, it’s reassuring to know that stars like Kyline Alcantara and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray have been unfiltered when it comes to talking about feeling comfortable in their own skin and being proud of their zits. No need to be ashamed of your flaws, because the celebrities we listed will prove that you are not alone. In a world where body standards become unrealistic day by day, it’s better to be real. At the end of the day, how the hell can you love somebody when ya can’t even love yourself? Alexa, play Flawless by Beyoncé.

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1. KYLINE ALCANTARA

Back in 2019, Gen Z star Kyline Alcantara posted photos of her acne and no, it wasn’t just one zit. Coming clean, she admits that there were times she’d cry during taping. “Imagine people are always expecting you to be at your best, to look perfect, to look like the polished girl that they always see in magazines, but you can’t even look at the mirror.” Without caring about the bashers, Kyline penned an emotional letter to everyone who’s struggled with acne. “Yes, even us na artista madaming perfections gaya niyo but as part of our job we need to look more presentable but it doesn’t mean ganun palagi.” She also advised her fans that it’s okay to upgrade, as long as you don’t lose yourself in the process.

2. SAMANTHA BERNARDO

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Miss Grand International Philippines 2020 Samantha Bernardo couldn’t be more relatable when she posted a video of herself showing her acne scars and freckles. Despite the toxic beauty standards that have been set before us, the beauty queen said, “In a world where LIKES seems like currency and FILTER seems normal, let’s make it a trend to show our real selves as much as possible.” Preach.

3. CATRIONA GRAY

While Catriona Gray may be one of the country’s most beautiful faces, she’s had her fair share of bad days, too. We know how notorious the pageant world is when it comes to looking perfect all the time, but Miss Universe says, “I’ve also grown to love the skin I wake up in acne scars, moles and all.” Yes, even queens get insecure, too. They are human after all.

4. BIANCA GONZALEZ

Morena beauty Bianca Gonzalez has always been honest about how she’s been teased for her complexion her whole life. But this time around, she shared an empowering post about how we should normalize acne. “It really is difficult to feel confident when you get breakouts, but it really does happen to many of us. You are not alone,” the host says in her Instagram post.

5. JANINA VELA

Beauty vlogger Janine Vela once tweeted a bare-faced selfie where she revealed her pores and acne. The post has been tweeted 973 times and has almost 7000 likes because of how raw and unfiltered she was. Like what she said, “pores are NORMAL. white heads and blackheads are NORMAL. discoloration is NORMAL. acne is NORMAL.” Exactly.

6. FRANKIE PANGILINAN

Writer and musician Frankie Pangilinan has always been outspoken, for all the right reasons of course. Back in 2018, she posted an unfiltered photo showing her acne scars to remind her followers that it’s “super normal” to get texture and scars.

7. BRETMAN ROCK

Ever since he was a teen, Bretman Rock has never been afraid to share his flaws. As glamorous as his life may seem, we still get to see him bare-faced almost all the time in his Instagram stories, opening up about his skin’s journey every once in a while. Just peep this throwback photo of him showing his stretch marks and pimples.

8. FRANCINE DIAZ

As fresh-faced as she is, Francine Diaz continues to remind her fans that feeling insecure is valid. She frequently has it whenever she feels unable to give her skin the proper care. But on the bright side, she says, “For me, that’s normal especially sa mga teenager ngayon kasi part ‘yan ng growth natin, part ‘yan ng pagiging teenagers natin.”

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