Lorde Embraces The Skin She's In—And Why Your Teens Should, Too!
In her Grammy Award-winning song, Lorde sings about how she and her friends will never be royals. And hey, that's okay—because deep-down she's just an ordinary teenager, who deals with the same dilemmas as others her age.
Proving this point, Lorde recently embraced the skin she’s in—quite literally. After a performance in Chile last weekend, the 17-year-old took to Twitter to point out that an airbrushed image of her was floating around the Internet.
She posted two pictures of herself, along with the caption: “i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)”
This is awesome for so many reasons! Not only is she calling out the overuse of Photoshop frequently found in the media, but she's also not afraid to admit that acne is normal. Everybody has flaws, including celebrities.
In fact, this isn't the first time the New Zealand teen opened up about her skin troubles. Back in February, she posted a selfie to Instagram, where she's sitting in bed in Paris with no makeup and her acne cream on.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S. More than 85 percent of people have acne at some point in their lives—that's a huge number.
Our February issue of CHOICES featured a “Decoding Acne” story, which takes a look at common skin myths. Check it out for the do's and don'ts of dealing with acne! (For example, popping pimples is a major don't.)