Even Celebs Get Unsolicited Acne Advice — Here's How They Handle It

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If you've ever meticulously applied concealer over a breakout only to show up to a party and have someone say, "Hey, have you tried Accutane yet?" then you know the special joy of unsolicited acne advice. While typically well-intentioned, all it does is point a big, confidence-shattering arrow at the area you secretly were hoping no one would notice. And, not only that, but the point is typically moot anyway. Everyone deals with acne differently, and personal skin-care solutions are just that: personal.
But it’s not just us regular, average, non-famous people who deal with backhanded acne advice. In fact, plenty of celebrities deal with acne-shaming, too — only for them, it's on a massive scale thanks to open forums like Instagram and Twitter. Lorde recently spoke out against the uninvited comments, and she's not the only one. Ahead, a roadmap of what not to say to someone with acne — or the response to use next time someone tries to pass you their dermatologist's card over dinner.
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Lorde

Lorde, who recently turned to LED masks as a treatment for her cystic acne, is so over people giving her the same generic advice over and over again. "'Make a mask out of honey!' 'Greek yogurt, and avocado!' 'All you need to do is buy an apricot scrub!' "Coconut oil, the secret is coconut oil!'" the singer recounted on Instagram. "For everyone out there who's got actual bad skin... I feel your pain. We'll get there. I promise."
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Ruby Rose

We're not the only ones who have been bullied for sporadic breakouts. Rose knows the feeling well — especially with 12 million people analyzing her every pore. She responded to trolls on Instagram writing, "Yeah it sucks..for me, I don't see how it's bothering so many others? But I'm a human. It happens... one side of my face is clear and the other is a mess."
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Bekah Martinez

When the former Bachelor contestant opened up on Instagram about her skin-care routine and cystic acne struggle, fans took to the comments with suggestions. The 23-year-old quickly responded saying that while she welcomes the support, she never asked for Bachelor Nation's help or opinion — on anything.
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Kendall Jenner

Jenner's acne has been a hot topic for years, but it wasn't until this year's Golden Globe Awards that all of Twitter seemed to have a fiery opinion about it. Among the hateful comments, one person wrote, "Ok but @KendallJenner showing up and strutting her acne while looking like a gorgeous star is what every girl needs to understand." Jenner retweeted the fan, saying, "Never let that shit stop you!"
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