Top Influencers to Follow if You Have Acne

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If you struggle with acne, you’re not alone, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t often feel like it. In the age of “glass skin” and beauty filters, it can seem like everyone else has flawless skin while you’re struggling with breakouts, inflammation and scarring. While we know its easy to appear as something we’re not on social media, that doesn’t make the struggle with acne in the age of social media any easier to handle.

While it’s always nice to read about the struggles of acne and hear about products and treatments to fix it, there’s nothing like seeing and interacting with other people having the same experience as you. Whether you’re looking for product recommendations or just some solidarity, here are some of the best acne-positive influencers to follow if you have acne.

Acne-Positive Influencers to Follow If You Struggle with Breakouts

Alix Earle (@alixearle on TikTok, @alix_earle on Instagram)

Alix Earle first made a name for herself as a University of Miami party girl known for her glamorous “get ready with me” videos and chaotic, fun lifestyle. But, in the time that followed her first viral video, Earle has made herself more than just a socialite influencer, she’s also a voice for acne awareness.


Replying to @Bekah.💞 love u guys ty for the nice comments but just want to make sure no one is getting down on themselves 💗

♬ original sound – Alix Earle
TikTok: alixearle

On both her TikTok and her podcast Hot Mess with Alix Earle, the 23-year-old creator has been open about her near decade long struggle with acne, talking candidly about her multiple rounds of Accutane, her cosmetic treatments and the detriment that breakouts have done to her mental health. She even has playlists tagged on her account to keep all her acne- and Accutane-related posts in one place.

Always one to remind viewers that acne is normal and beautiful, if you’re looking for a creator that will make you feel secure in your skin and provide tried-and-true acne-safe product recommendations, you’ll want to give Earle a follow.

Hyram (@hyram on TiKTok and Instagram)

While he may have glowing skin himself now, that hasn’t always been the case. Previously known as Skincare by Hyram, Hyram has become a skin-care guru and major force in the world of skin-care social media throughout the past several years. What started as reviews of popular skin-care routines, Hyram has since created a skin-care empire where he helps followers understand their skin, what works and what doesn’t, and even has his own skin-care brand to show for it, too.


Fenty Blemish Gel under SPF? Let’s test 😝 #fentybeauty #pimple #acne #review

♬ original sound – Hyram
TikTok: hyram

If you’re ever wondering about a certain ingredient, product or trend and whether or not it will work for your acne-prone skin, giving Hyram a follow will be a great first resource for finding out the how and why of any and all of the endless skin-care trends that emerge on the daily. Be sure to ask your dermatologist, too.

Monique Schreiber (@monschreiber on TikTok and @moniqueschreiber on Instagram)

If you struggle with painful, cystic acne, Monique Schreiber is definitely one to check out. Schreiber has posted dozens of images of the severe, painful breakouts she suffered from across her cheeks and neck, and is a beacon of hope for anyone struggling with persistent cystic acne, as the creator now flaunts gorgeous skin.

Despite her cleared skin, Schreiber continues to post informative skin-care and acne content for followers and continuously reminds viewers that acne is journey and it takes time to heal, but the pursuit is not fruitless.


Let’s go through some of my favourite clean beauty skincare from @Faithful to Nature ☁️ #cleangirlaesthetic #skincareroutine #cleanbeauty #skincaretips #skintok #skincareasmr

♬ original sound – Mon ☁️
TikTok: monschreiber

Mik Zazon (@mikkzazon on TikTok and @mikzazon on Instagram

Mik Zazon is one of the most joyous influencers out there, spreading positivity and awareness for tons of common conditions from endometriosis to eating disorders and, of course, acne. Zazon herself has been on Accutane more than once, and has made normalizing normal bodies and normal skin her mission.

TikTok: mikkzazon

Zazon also sports a birthmark on her cheek that she wears with pride—yet another part of her skin-confidence platform. Zazon is always showing off her real, filter-free self and getting honest with followers about her skin whether its about injections, acne or texture, making her a great influencer to follow if you need an extra boost of positivity.

Rachel Finley (@hydrationceo on TikTok and Instagram)

While her handle may make her seem like just the queen of moisturizing, hydrating products, Rachel Finley is a vault of knowledge for all things skin care, including acne. Finley has candidly shared videos and images of her own cystic acne and shared the advice that made the biggest difference in her own skin, too.


The hassle of trying to avoid doctors and figure your acne out yourself is NOT WORTH IT! 😭 #derm #dermatologist #dermatology #acneadvice #acnetipsandtricks #tret #spironolactone #spiro

♬ original sound – HydrationCEO
TikTok: hydrationceo

If you’re looking to weed through the dozens upon dozens of skin care and makeup products on the market today and hoping to find effective, acne-safe staples, Finley is a must-follow. With multiple series on drugstore beauty, dos and don’t’s, favorite products and more, Finley is a great source for accessible, understandable acne and beauty advice.

Liz Claire (@prettyprogress23 on TikTok and Instagram)

Her username says it all—Liz Claire has made a platform out of encouraging followers to understand that feeling pretty and confident is a process that takes work. Claire is known for giving tried-and-true beauty and confidence advice to followers, and her personal acne journey has played a big role in pushing that prerogative.


Two things ive learnt: quick fixes like antibiotics and HBC make it all worst so dont rely on them. Secondly, microneedling and tca cross help acne scars to an extent but more invasive treatment would be needed to my in depth boxscarring! #acnejourney #acnetips #progress

♬ original sound – Liz Claire
TikTok: prettyprogress23

From specific routines for treating body and face acne after working out to documenting her six-year journey with acne on camera and letting followers in on everything she’s done to heal her skin and heal her relationship to her face and body by building confidence, Claire is another can’t-miss when it comes to acne influencers.

Maia Gray (@its_just_acne on Instagram)

For British influencer Maia Gray, helping followers love their skin is a full-time job. At 29, Gray is an important voice in normalizing adult acne and helping those who are struggling with acne later in life to know that the condition is normal. Gray is a self-proclaimed acne-positive influencer, and the bulk of her content focusses on encouraging acneic individuals to love their skin and embrace their natural texture.

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