Dealing with acne is something people struggle with at some point in their lives. It doesn’t matter if they happen to be one of the most popular and successful musicians on the planet, few are spared. Lorde has been open with her fans about her own battle with acne. She’s connected with her fans who also deal with acne, giving many people a sense of solidarity.
Because of Lorde’s candidness, this also means that a lot of people give her unsolicited acne advice. Lorde made a little tongue-in-cheek Instagram Story about how frustrating it is to constantly receive well-meaning acne advice. Even though she is good-natured about it, you can tell it’s extremely annoying.
Lorde’s message for her well-meaning, yet irritating advisors.
Lorde mentions that not only does acne suck, but the barrage of comments about it do as well. She says, “You know what also sucks? When you’ve had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, ‘You know what worked for me is moisturizing!'”
It should be noted that what works for one person’s skin, doesn’t mean it will work for another’s. Everyone’s skin is radically different and acne can be caused by a variety of reasons. No one has a cure-all, so we understand where Lorde is coming from.