We saw in the previous article How was Cameron Diaz ugly by the presence of acne, she has always been up front about her long battle against acne. “She's conscious of it and goes to great measures to handle and correct it.
Even though Kaley Cuoco is known for her light-hearted humor, she once dealt with a serious bout of blemishes. "I had acne as a teen and it made me so insecure to be on camera — not a good thing when you are on a television series,"
From watching her films, you would never know that Keira Knightley has battled breakouts. "I'm incredibly self-conscious about the fact that I get bad skin," she admitted to Australian Vogue. But even blemishes didn't stop Keira from winning a beauty campaign with Chanel. How's that for motivation?
"I had bad hormonal acne when I was 17, and they put me on Accutane for it. Then, I had stress acne when I was 20, when I did Easy A, which they kindly video-airbrushed out of the movie," Emma Stone told Refinery29. "But I realized 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."
"I had really bad skin for a while," Naya Rivera told People. "It was pretty embarrassing going to work every day and having to be on camera and having the makeup artists be like, 'Oh, what's going on?' It was a point of insecurity for me."
"I have the same breakouts as everybody else," Scarlett has told Elle. So how does she keep blemishes at bay? "I never go to bed with makeup on, even if I come home at 4 a.m.," she says. "My skin's sensitive, so I have to use things without fragrance, like Cetaphil. And I clean my makeup brushes once a week. People don’t realize how dirty their sponges and stuff are! Bacteria — that's what makes you break out."
Katy Perry always looks fabulous, but like most of us, breakouts have affected her skin. "I have acne scars, I'm self-conscious about that, so sometimes I wear too much makeup to cover them up."
You may remember Jurnee Smollett from Full House, but she has grown quite a bit since then and had to go through the usual rights of passage — including acne. "I was shooting Friday Night Lights in Austin, and with the humidity, the great Texas food, the hormones, and the stress of me planning a wedding, my skin was freaking out," she told us. Jurnee has been able to maintain clear skin with a regimen of sleep, Proactiv, and drinking lots of water.
"You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne," Salma Hayek told Lucky. "And this acne was so bad it sent me into severe, severe depression. Like I couldn't leave the house. The next stage with that sort of depression is food — too little or too much ... I was fat and broken out. I couldn't leave the house and I couldn't pay the rent!"