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Britney Spears Says She Struggled With Childhood Acne For Years—Here’s How She Beat It

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Adolescent years are hard for many reasons. Friend groups are changing, bodies are growing into themselves and—most likely—there are a few pimples making themselves at home on the face or body.

On Instagram yesterday, Britney Spears admits that her acne sprung upon her when she was starting her acting career at the young age of 11.

“When I was younger I never really had an acne problem until I did my first movie … I was so nervous to be on camera so I went to the dermatologist for stronger skincare products,” says Spears. The result? Her now clean, clear and camera-ready skin.

Spears continues by explaining that prescribed skin-care products are strong, and that it’s important to be careful while using them—and she’s not wrong. If you’re starting out with a prescribed retinol, for example, it’s best to avoid the sun as much as possible and only apply it a few times a week, following your doctor’s instructions. Taking note of the sensitivity of your skin is a bit more important when using derm-recommended products due to their potency.

“I remember waking up and saying wow 😳 it’s gone … now I stay outside a lot and I give the sun ☀️ credit for lifting my spirits and giving me a natural glow.” Although having a moment to enjoy the sun these days is more of a rarity, it’s important to lather sunscreen all over the body and face not only to protect the skin from burning, but to decrease the chances of wrinkles and dark spots in the future.

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