Celebrities Who Struggle with Acne

Last night I was watching television with my family. My husband is a chronic remote flicker. He is so impatient that once a commercial comes on, he has that remote in his hand and is quickly flicking frantically through the stations. Of course, his flicking mania causes the rest of us to see quick glimpses of many different things during his frenzy. He eventually finds his way back to the program we were originally watching and all is well again, until the next commercial.

That being said, last night, he walked away from his remote control post and we actually saw a few commercials … one of which was advertising acne treatments endorsed by celebrities, which of course got me thinking about my daughter and her struggle with her acne.

I haven’t really given much thought to all of the people in the world that struggle with some type of physical flaw, such as acne. Not that I am self-absorbed, but this whole acne thing with my daughter has me focusing only on how to fix it for her, forgetting that there are others out there in the public eye that have the same issue. Watching the commercial put the situation in perspective for me.

The celebrities that we see on television have enough courage to come forward and admit that they have acne and share how they overcame it. I have to keep in mind that these celebrities are also getting paid to endorse a product, but it still gives me some hope for my daughter that something eventually will work for her, just like it did for Jessica Simpson or Brittney Spears. The good thing about this type of endorsement is that celebrities influence teenagers.

I was surprised to learn that many of the long-time heart throbs, actors and teen queens have struggled with acne at some point. Funny, I would never have known that if I didn’t look into it after getting a glimpse of that commercial. Here are just a few of the celebrities that have struggled with acne and still managed to have successful careers:

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Alyssa Milano
  • Keira Knightly
  • Brad Pitt
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Madonna
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Tom Cruise

The list goes on, but my point is made. Acne does not define the person or their success. My daughter is influenced by celebrities, like most teenage girls, and she keeps up on all of the teen trends and popular celebrities. I’m hoping that just by knowing that celebrities also struggle with acne will give her a little glimmer of hope that someday we will find a way to get past this.

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  2. good post..great share, great article..love to read it

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