Actress, Keke Palmer took to Instagram to share vulnerable photos of her face as she disclosed her struggle with hormonal acne brought about by a recent diagnosis that confirmed she has the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
The actress, who has been quite vocal about her acne struggles, has spots and pimples on her face in the photos she shared to Instagram.
She explained that she has done everything right; drank a lot of water, eaten right, visited doctors, taken medications, yet her acne has refused to go.
She said she has discovered that she’s suffering from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and it has been attacking her from the inside out and she had no idea.
She said the condition of her skin has made her sad many nights but she’s choosing to love herself as she is.
Sharing photos of her face from different angles, she wrote:
Hey you guys, for some of you this may be TMI, but for me my platform has always been used for things much greater than me.
Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome has been attacking me from the inside out my entire life and I had no idea.
My acne has been so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed. I tried EVERYTHING.
I did Accutane TWICE. People say drink water, have a better diet, but I did all that, I ate all the “right” things, my blood tests were fine.
But it took ME taking a personal look into my family that has a history of diabetes and obesity, to understand what was ACTUALLY happening with me.
And unfortunately doctors are people and if you don’t “look the part” they may not think that’s your problem.
They may not even suggest it if you “look healthy” whatever that means! I came to a doctor in tears once and all they offered was a measles vaccine… Exactly.
I’m posting this to say that it’s okay and we can help ourselves. My skin has made me sad many nights but I do not give up on myself.
I know this is not me and my body has been looking for help. I do not have a medical degree but I did the research and took what I learned to a doctor and that led them to a proper diagnosis.
I’m not saying trust web md for everything haha but what I am saying is no one can help us like we can help ourselves.
This especially makes me sad because my family struggled for years and no doctor could help them, they actually mislead them and just took their money.See Also
It’s only because of what my family sacrificed that allows me to even have the resources to share the information I’m sharing with you!
Their fight out of poverty gave me a better life and I just want to share what I learn.
The least harmful thing PCOS can bring is acne. To all the people struggling with this please know you’re not alone and that you are still so fucking fine!
MY ACNE AINT NEVER STOPPED ME. But we don’t have accept this. Now I can really help KEKE! And I love her so it’s ON.
Pray for me on this journey and I will pray for you too.
I’m not afraid to show myself to the world and you shouldn’t be either.