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Kendall Jenner has opened up about how acne affected her self-esteem

“I wouldn't even look at people when I talked to them.”

Kendall Jenner has opened up about how acne affected her self-esteem

Kendall Jenner may seem immune from standard beauty 'woes' like stretch marks and cellulite given her supermodel status, but in a recent post on her website, she’s opened up about struggling with acne in her early teenage years and how it really knocked her confidence.

Kendall revealed she started having breakouts when she was around 12 or 13 which she acknowledged “happens to SO many people.”

In fact, according to reports, around 85 per cent of Australians will develop acne at some stage during their lives.

And anyone that’s struggled with skin issues can certainly relate to feeling insecure, because as Kendall points out it was an uphill battle.

“Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it. It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn't even look at people when I talked to them. I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys."

Although having a support network of older sisters who were armed with advice like keeping your hands away from your face and “to never pick” was comforting, Kendall sought professional help.

She explained she had Laser Genesis – a skin treatment recommended by her dermatologist – and over time her skin cleared up and she was able to rebuild her confidence.

"It wasn't anything that happened overnight," Kendall said. "Even after things started to clear up, it took a solid amount of time to be okay with my skin and gain back my confidence. I realized that it's a part of life for some people, and it doesn't define who you are."

You are wise beyond your years Kendall. Insert owl emoji