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Lorde continues to be the people’s celebrity. The singer took to her Instagram story Monday to tackle some of the more frustrating misconceptions that come with chronic acne.
With a face glowing in a red and blue acne-treatment light, the 21-year-old broke down some of her least favorite stigmas about skincare. “For real though, acne sucks,” Lorde said. “You know what also sucks? When you’ve had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, ‘You know what worked for me is moisturizing!’”
Lorde continued on with a litany of all the other unsolicited advice she’s received, finishing off by saying her least favorite one of all is the assumption that she’s “just dirty.”
And this isn’t the first time the singer has taken on unrealistic perceptions regarding skincare. As far back as 2014, she called out publications for blurring out her acne, posting a side-by-side comparison of an edited and unedited photo.
i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok 🙂 pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O
— Lorde (@lorde) March 31, 2014
Lorde’s parting words for those also struggling? “For everyone out there who’s got bad skin — and actual bad skin, not just the kind of bad skin you can just use a fancy cream for for a few days and it will get better — I feel your pain,” she said in her Instagram story. “We’ll get there; we will. I promise.”
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.
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