Keke Palmer talks about her struggle with acne in adults: “I’m tired of this”


Keke Palmer took something down! The actress spoke about her struggle with acne in adults and asked why doctors did not come up with a “cure”.

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In a candid video posted to Instagram on Wednesday, August 10, 28-year-old Palmer told fans that she was “tired” of struggling with the skin condition. “Good morning, I just thought that plastic surgeons are amazing,” the Nope star began.

“They can give you breast surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift… they can even implant muscles, the list goes on, but they can’t figure out how to clean someone’s skin?” asked Palmer. “Are you kidding?”

The Illinois native continued: “All these years and all these inventions, you can’t figure out how to take the beautiful skin off my ass and put it on my face?” Then she joked: “I’m tired of it. I’m done with it. People here are struggling with adult acne, and you haven’t figured out how to cure it? I’m fucked up.”

Palmer further expressed her pain in the caption, writing: “I woke up and chose VIOLENCE. We want A QUICK FIX too… My housewife leaves the hospital with a DONK on the same day. I also want INSTANT results, WHAT KIND OF TEA???”

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She continued, “All these years!! Plastic surgeons, do you all want to know where the real money is? IN THE TREATMENT OF ACNE.”

The “Alice” star concluded her message by emphasizing that she doesn’t want people to tell her to “find the PERFECT diet” or “do expensive facials every day,” adding, “Give us the plastic surgery we’re begging for and make it possible for everyone.” black leather too… I need a double love.”

Palmer’s followers applauded her post, filling the comments section with praise.

“THIS!!!!!!” — one of Palmer’s followers wrote. The second fan commented: “I speak on behalf of us who are fighting Keke.” The third said: “I have to say that even though these surgeons don’t have a cure for acne, your skin looks so hydrated, radiant and supple!!!”

This isn’t the first time a movie star has confessed to her skin problems.

In December 2020, Palmer announced on Instagram that she had been diagnosed with PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome. The following year, during an appearance on the Tamron Hall Show in November 2021, she explained how the diagnosis affected her skin.

“I kind of discovered that this is what I was dealing with, and it answered a lot of questions not only about why I have acne, but also why I have hair growing on my face or under my chin, you know, I kind of have a low “Key beard that I have to shave every couple of days,” she told Tamron Hall about her symptoms.

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Despite his difficulties, Palmer finds it useful to share his journey with others.

“It was done in order to expand your capabilities and give yourself the opportunity to say, “You know, you just recognize who you are.” It was like I was telling myself: “I love you, girl, no matter what. I love you so much that I will show you to the whole world and I will not be afraid,” she said in an interview. “In essence, it was like a selfish act: “Hey, I still love myself, despite what I may be going through, and if you’re going through something like that, I love you too.”

When she first shared her diagnosis, Palmer uploaded a series of makeup-free selfies showing off her natural skin.

“Hi guys, for some it may be TMI, but for me my platform has always been used for things much bigger than me. Polycystic ovary syndrome has been attacking me from the inside all my life, and I had no idea,” she captioned the post.


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