"It's like yes, I wash my face, I'm just genetically cursed."

By Renee Cherry
Updated: February 20, 2018
Photo: Lester Cohen / Getty Images

When we're only presented with airbrushed and filtered images of celebrities, it can be easy to forget that they don't actually look that way IRL, and that despite their larger bank accounts, they too deal with many of the same struggles as the rest of us. That's why Lorde is here to remind us that when it comes to acne, we're all in this together. The singer, who has been open about her acne in the past, recently posted a series of candid videos on her Instagram story using her acne light. In the videos, she shared her frustrations with acne-and with people who offer their unsolicited (and unhelpful) advice about how to treat it. (Related: Can At-Home Blue Light Devices Really Clear Acne?)

"For real though, acne sucks," Lorde said in the video. "You know what also sucks? 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.' 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." Anyone who has fought a skin condition for years only to be told that a simple product is the answer will certainly relate. (Related: Kendall Jenner Just Gave the Best Advice for Dealing with Acne)

The singer then pointed out a skin-care myth that refuses to die. "And the very worst one of course is when people think you're just dirty. 'Do you wash your face?' It's like yes, I wash my face, I'm just genetically cursed." (Here, some *actually* helpful skin-care advice for acne, straight from derms.)

She may have tried "all the things" to get rid of acne, but Lorde has also made a point to show her fans she's not ashamed of her skin. She's tweeted side-by-side photos to show how her acne's been photoshopped out, and she posted a selfie with acne cream on. (Related: Lena Dunham Opens Up About Struggling with Rosacea and Acne)

At the end of her videos, she encouraged her followers with skin issues to keep up hope. "For everyone out there who's got bad skin, and actual bad skin, not just the bad skin that you can just use a fancy cream for a few days and then it will get better, I feel your pain. We'll get there, we will. I promise."

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