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Lorde Totally Nailed Why Acne "Solutions" Are BS For Anyone With Chronically Bad Skin

"For anyone out there who's got bad skin, I feel your pain. We'll get there, we will. I promise."

At just 21, Lorde has already conquered the music world and proven that she is the queen of Twitter. And while those accomplishments certainly set her apart, Lorde still gets bad acne breakouts like the rest of us.

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In a series of videos posted to her Instagram story this past week, Lorde spoke candidly about her struggles with acne, saying, "For real though, acne sucks. You know what also sucks? When you've had acne for years and years and years. Tried all the drugs, done all the things, and people are still like, 'You know what worked for me? Moisturizing.'"

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Who among us with acne HASN'T heard that moisturizing lie????

Like a lot of us, Lorde's been given a lot of "solutions" for her complexion throughout the years. "Make a mask out of honey, Greek yogurt, and avocado," she said. "All you need to do is buy an apricot scrub. Coconut oil, the secret is coconut oil."

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She then discussed something that anyone with acne has experienced at least once in their life. "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."

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Always the optimist, Lorde finished her video with a message of hope for everyone who also struggles with acne. "For anyone out there who's got actual bad skin — I feel your pain. We'll get there, we will. I promise."

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All hail our one true Lorde.

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