When we learn about the â€œsecretâ€ skin care routines of Hollywoodâ€™s biggest stars, it usually doesnâ€™t help,Â because they haveÂ access to some of the best dermatologistsÂ and top-notch treatments in the world. ThoughÂ this is true for most, one would be surprised by how many celebrities rely on over-the-counter products or natural remedies.
One celeb whoÂ comes to mind is actress and best-friend-in-our-headsÂ Olivia Munn. Yes, she is confident and comfortable in the skin sheâ€™s in now, but the Oceanâ€™s Eight star has had her share of acneÂ breakoutsÂ like many of us.
â€œI was on this medicine a few years back that gave me cystic acne out of nowhere, and it was like out of everything I tried nothing would make it go away,â€ Munn toldÂ Yahoo BeautyÂ at aÂ New York City pop-up event promotingÂ ProactivMD â€” a new system formulated withadapalene, an FDA-approved nonprescription acne ingredient. â€œI tried everything fromacupuncture to peels and nothing really worked. It was there for so long, and it was painful. It lasted for almost a year. Then, I was introduced to Proactiv, gave it a try, and it finally went away. The products I used cured it, when everything else failed me.â€
Itâ€™s hard to tell from the looks of Munnâ€™s many stunning photo oppsÂ that she has ever goneÂ through anything acne-related. However, her honesty and transparency humanize her in a way that fans canâ€™t get enough of.
But a physical feature that is easily noticeableÂ from her up-close-and-personal shotsÂ are her small clusters of freckles, which amazingly enough, she has neverÂ had to cover up for the sake of a movie role. â€œI see them all the time, but I donâ€™t really cover them up. There have been photo shoots where they end up covering them up, and I donâ€™t like it when they do,â€ saidÂ Munn. â€œSome of my freckles are actually sun spots, but I use the dark spot correcting pads, which are great because they help your skin have an even tone.â€
Whether you are a teenager or an adult dealing withÂ acne for the first time, it can be especially challenging when you are unsure of how to properly treat your skin. Munnâ€™s biggest piece of advice: take action sooner rather than later. â€œYou want to fix the problem faster instead of sitting around trying to come up with your own concoctions or hiding away â€”because firstly, you are missing out on a lot of life, and secondly, you donâ€™t want to scar your skin to the point where it canâ€™t really be reversed.â€
Munn reflectedÂ on her very own acne scarsÂ experience, explaining, â€œI used to have this scar on my chin that I just constantly kept putting concealer over. Itâ€™s a small thing, but if I wasnâ€™t messing around with it, it could have been fixed. So do what you can now to take the opportunity to fix it, because it sucks to have to shy away from things because of acne, and thereâ€™s no reason why everyone shouldnâ€™t have great skin.â€