Lorde Doesn’t Mince Words While Discussing Unsolicited Acne Advice

Amanda Williams
Lorde Doesn’t Mince Words While Discussing Unsolicited Acne Advice
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On Sunday night, Lorde got refreshingly real about her struggles with something we can all relate to: acne. In short: she takes issues with those who criticize, or even worse, attempt to dish advice for her skin issues. Through a short series of  Instagram Stories, she began with expressing that “acne sucks,” but what sucks more is the passive shade being thrown in her direction because of it.

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“You know what also sucks?,” she continued. “When you’ve had acne for years and years and years — done all the drugs, tried all the things — and people are still like, ‘You know what worked for me, is moisturizing,’ [or] ‘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.’”

But above all, the New Zealand-born singer cringes when “people think that you’re just dirty,” and add insult to injury by asking, “do you wash your face?”

“Yes! I wash my face. I’m just genetically cursed,” she said.

After her posts, fans commented under photos offering words of thanks and sharing some of their personal skin stories. The two-time Grammy Award winner concluded her video with a few words of hope for others sharing her experience.

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“For anyone whose got bad skin — actual bad skin, not the kind of bad skin you can just use a fancy cream fool for a few days and it’ll get better — I feel your pain. We’ll get there. We will. I promise.”