Pimples can strike anyone at any age, and even stars we think look flawless have battled breakouts in their teen or adult years. So which celebrities have found themselves with a face full of zits? Click through OK!’s guide to the Hollywood acne hall of fame.
Kaley Cuoco: A Big Bang of blemishes on her face? It was true for Cuoco, who has said, “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.”
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Harry Styles: The One Direction singer made a joke about his occasional bouts with acne. The Daily Star reported Styles as commenting that sometimes, “I wear so much spot cream at night, I have more on than my mum.”
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Keira Knightley: The Imitation Game movie star has admitted having breakouts, telling Australian Vogue, “I'm incredibly self-conscious about the fact that I get bad skin.”
Salma Hayek: As Lucky magazine has reported, gorgeous Hayek once had acne so bad, she said, “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!"
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Cameron Diaz: The There’s Something About Mary actress has no problem with her aesthetician Christopher Watt telling all about her epic struggles with acne. “She's conscious of it and goes to great measures to handle and correct it,” Christopher Watt told NewBeauty. “I regularly do microdermabrasion on her, with a lactic acid peel. And she likes oxygen facials, too. I also put her under a blue LED light to lessen breakouts and do microcurrent work to tighten and tone."
Kendall Jenner: During the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, the model and reality star tweeted that she had a pimple! But Jenner chose to have a sense of humor about it, writing, “I’d appreciate it if y'all called my pimple by his first name...Walter.”
Lorde: A bout of pimples isn’t so royal, but singer Lorde shared her bad skin with fans. She captioned an Instagram picture, “in bed in Paris with my acne cream on.”
Emma Stone: The Help actress found herself seeking some help when she experienced bad hormonal acne at the age of 17. Stone told Refinery29 her dermatologist put her on the prescription acne-fighting drug Accutane. “I realized how debilitating and embarrassing it can be to have cystic acne,” the red carpet stunner has said. If you’d rather take a topical approach with your own blemishes, however, Benzac offers a variety of spot treatments designed to clear your skin.
Miley Cyrus: The Bangerz singer revealed her teen years were tough: “I used to have bad breakouts. My mom took me in to see a doctor and we sorted that out. But it made me really insecure.”
Scarlett Johansson: The Avengers beauty told Elle, “I have the same breakouts as everybody else.” And now, she never goes to bed without makeup on. She adds, “My skin's sensitive, so I have to use things without fragrance….And I clean my makeup brushes once a week."
Katy Perry: Hear her “Roar”—about blemishes! In 2009, the pop queen known for her glowing alabaster skin told Cosmoplitan, “I have acne scars. I’m self-conscious about that, so sometimes I wear too much makeup to cover them up."
Selena Gomez: The young singer/actress tries to take an easygoing approach to acne. “I wear a hat, and if I have a pimple, I let it be,” Gomez has shrugged. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, look, I got a pimple. So?’ Everybody does.”