Kendall Jenner opens up about her ‘debilitating’ struggle with acne and her emotional journey to clear skin

The model said she knows its not the biggest issue

by Asfa Shakeel

Kendall Jenner opens up about her ‘debilitating’ struggle with acne yet again, even while admitting that this is not the biggest issue in the world. 

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The model posted a ten-year challenge on Instagram with pictures of her 13-year-old self with acne. The caption said, “I was 13 and ran home crying everyday because people would stare at my skin.” She also posted a ten year later picture of herself from a set without any makeup on her face and glowing and clear skin.

Kendall Jenner

(Image source: Instagram/ Kendall Jenner)

Kendall Jenner

(Image source: Instagram/ Kendall Jenner)

The model also posted a longer caption on her Instagram, detailing her acne struggle. She admitted, “While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure.”

Kendall Jenner

(Image source: Instagram/ Kendall Jenner)

Related: Kendall Jenner shares ‘raw’ struggles with acne, and the reactions online could not be funnier

She also talked about how life often looks perfect on social media and how she wants to change that. She said, “As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being “perfect” is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post.”

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner attends a game between the Lakers and the Clippers at Staples Center on October 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

She also referred to her partnership with ProActiv, saying, “Being insecure about my acne gave me thick skin but I wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone so after trying countless options. I found something that has been helpful in maintaining clear skin for me.”

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2017, in Milan, Italy. (Source: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

Related: Kendall Jenner reveals how she and her sisters would sit and cry about her acne issues

She concluded, “It’s been a long journey but I’m excited for where my skin is now. I didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture. My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity.”

Kendall Jenner

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 24: Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner on October 24, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Read the full post here:

Kendall Jenner

(Image source: Instagram/ Kendall Jenner)

Jenner is the new face of ProActiv.



Suggest a correction