Kendall Jenner Talks About Her "Debilitating" Acne Once Again

Maanyata Thu |Jan 21, 2019

"I was 13 and ran home crying everyday because people would stare at my skin", Kendall Jenner opened up about her struggle with acne when she was younger.

Kendall Jenner, who was the world’s highest-paid model last year with 22.5 million dollars, opened up about her struggle with acne once again.

Last week, Kendal Jenner caused the stir when announcing her endorsement deal with Proactiv, an acne medication brand. Everything started when her mother Kris got the Internet all riled up by affirming that Kendall was going to share some big news. Kris Jenner showered her daughter with praises for being “so vulnerable and brave,” saying the forthcoming revelation as Kendall’s “most raw” and “moving” story.

When the supermodel’s big news was revealed that she would collaborate with Proactiv after struggling with severe acne during her teenage years, most Twitter users were irritated by what they depicted as one “publicity stunt.”

In spite of this previous backlash, the 23-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to share her battle with acne again. Participating in the popular trend “ten-year challenge,” Kendall posted a side-by-side photo of her teenage time, showing her face covered in blemishes on Instagram Stories, and captioned,

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She then posted a non-makeup photo taken yesterday where her skin looks clear.


After that, Kendall also shared a black and white photo of herself wearing a towel with a long message. She mentioned that suffering from acne was debilitating for her, and it made her feel helpless, anxious and insecure during her teenage years. Kendall added that she didn’t think that “we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being ‘perfect’ is the standard,” and she wanted to show the younger generation that not every single thing is perfect. She concluded with her goal is to have a dialogue about skin positivity.

However, the supermodel decided to restrict comment on her posts, maybe because of the backlash that she got from her sponsorship announcement.

Whether her posts are paid for or not, her positive skin message is still a movement that we can certainly get behind.


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