When we look at celebrities on TV, in movies, or gracing the covers of magazines, we sometimes forget that their physical beauty isn’t always skin deep. But that’s reality, and many famous people have admitted to having these physical flaws. Even supermodels like Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford have discussed how their images are airbrushed to hide imperfections, and Crawford openly admitted to using various forms of minor cosmetic surgery over the years.
This got us wondering about how many celebrities with bad skin problems there may be out there. Which various famous faces, who we see almost every day in the media, are really hiding their flaws.
But we’re not looking them up for the reasons you’re probably thinking.
We didn’t want to create a post about jacked up jawlines just for the sake of making fun of these people. That’s too easy. Besides, we did that in our “celebrities with plastic surgery disasters” and “hot celebrities who look busted without makeup” posts. What we wanted to do here was find out who had suffered from bad acne as a child or adult, which glamorous ladies quietly handled their dark spots, or who had to hide their imperfect skin because they lived and worked in a world where physical perfection often outweighs everything else.
Why that approach? Because if they can work past their minor physical annoyances — in a world, remember, where beauty is everything — then you can too. This should give you some hope by putting things in perspective: When it comes to our skin, we all have good and bad days. Check out the 10 stars below, see what issues these popular celebrities with bad skin have dealt with, and how they’re really just like us.
“I’m not going to lie to myself: past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, Botox and collagen,” she told Gala magazine.
To that end, she created the cosmetic line Meaningful Beauty to help women stay young looking and blemish-free.
The singer-songwriter has long suffered from acne, and paparazzi shots often show that she still struggles with it as an adult.
The Maroon 5 front man and judge of The Voice suffered from bad acne as a kid. Fortunately he outgrew it and moved on to be a major Hollywood hottie.
Now he’s a spokesperson for Proactiv acne treatment.
Acne issues led to noticeable pock marks on his cheeks. But how many women really care?
This superstar has admitted her super sensitive and break-out prone skin “takes a lot of effort” and is her biggest beauty challenge.
The Dancing With the Stars co-host suffers from melasma — dark skin discolorations on her face.
This inspired her to create the Sheer Cover makeup line for women with problem skin.
When not on the red carpet, the Scandal star is often caught off guard looking a little spotty. She suffers from acne hyperpigmentation (the discoloration left after an acne breakout).
This actress has said of her experience with chronic acne: “You’re stared at, you’re judged, and if you’re a kid, you’re even picked on. And acne doesn’t care how old you are.”
The singer has battled severe psoriasis her whole life, which took a great emotional and physical toll. Fortunately she regained her confidence over the years, despite the condition.
Kate Middleton battled severe eczema as a teen. She even was even bullied for her red, itchy, scaly skin at school. At least she grew up to be a royal.