Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Deep Insecurities Due To Acne

Catherine Michelle

January 19, 2019

Kendall Jenner is drop-dead gorgeous. Super successful. And with an envy-inducing glam lifestyle too.

So it’s very, very easy to be jealous of her and her seemingly perfect life.

But what makes Kendall even more amazing, more than all the other stuff, is the fact that she owns up to her faults and insecurities. In fact, she bravely talks about them – because she wants to inspire the younger generations, and encourage positivity and acceptance.

Recently, she did just that yet again, opening up about how insecure her “debilitating” acne has made her feel over the years – and how she was able to rise above.

The 23-year-old model took to social media to share her thoughts in a heartfelt post addressing her insecurities.

She wrote on Instagram:

“While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure.

As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being ‘perfect’ is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post.

I’d like to show a younger generation that not everything is perfect. Being insecure about my acne gave me thick skin but I wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone so after trying countless options, I found something that has been helpful in maintaining clear skin for me.

It’s been a long journey but I’m excited for where my skin is now. I didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture. My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity <3”

Kendall also took to Instagram Stories to share her own version of the ten year challenge, posting photos of her acne-riddled face at 13. She wrote about the throwback photos:

“#10yearchallenge I was 13 and ran home crying every day because people would stare at my skin.”


She followed that with a make-up free selfie, present time:

“Yesterday on film. Zero makeup.”

Kendall’s posts comes after it was announced on January 6 that she was the new face of Proactiv.

Prior to the announcement of her new campaign, her mom Kris Jenner teased the news, tweeting:

“I’m so proud of my darling @KendallJenner for being so brave and vulnerable. Seeing you share her most raw story in order to make a positive impact for so many people and help foster a positive dialogue is a testament to the incredible woman you’ve become.”