Kendall Jenner: ‘My acne journey helped me find myself’

Kendall Jenner “found herself” when she started opening up about her problems with acne.The model joined the Proactiv team as its brand ambassador in January and was subsequently slated on social media for over-exaggerating the hype around the partners…

Kendall Jenner “found herself” when she started opening up about her problems with acne.

The model joined the Proactiv team as its brand ambassador in January and was subsequently slated on social media for over-exaggerating the hype around the partnership announcement, as she was praised by her mother Kris Jenner for being “brave” and “vulnerable”.

Despite the backlash, Kendall has been using the products for more than a year and has become more confident since sharing her battles with her problem skin.

“As corny as it might sound, my acne journey helped me find myself in the process; it made me realise my worth and pushed me to be even more confident,” she told Elle.com. “I learned so much about myself to the point where It made me glad it came back worse than ever. I needed my path to be shifted to end up where I am today.”

When her acne first began in her teens, she sought advice from her older sisters – Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian – who urged her to stop touching her face.

“Don’t ever touch your face. Your hands are very dirty,” the 23-year-old recalled them telling her. “When I started breaking out, I was kind of crazy about it. I just wanted to be clean at all times. I’m also a hypochondriac so I felt like if I touched my face I’d die. I was so bad.”

Her secret weapon for battling breakouts now is the Proactiv Adapalene Gel, which she claims is a miracle worker.

“If I have a pimple and I put that on at night before I go to bed, I swear to God, I wake up in the morning and it’s gone. It pulls it all out. I put the gel on one more night, and then it’s completely gone the next day,” she gushed.

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