Millie Bobby Brown Shared Her "Rough" Broken-Out Skin and Followers Are So Refreshed
It can be easy to assume that celebs are born with supernaturally good skin because it's rare to see unedited complexions these days. But Millie Bobby Brown put that theory to bed when she took to her Instagram to share a Reel of her bare face, admitting, "I'm having a pretty rough night with my skin."
With the Bold Glamour filter currently intoxicating TikTok with its catfishing effect (plumper lips, slimmer nose, and airbrushed skin), we're missing the honesty — and humanity — of natural, raw skin, spots and all.
Talking her way around a constellation of spots, Brown declared, "this zit is not very happy. These pimples up here are not very happy. This one right here isn't," but, she said, "I think they're hormonal." And fans are happy to see the honesty.
"I mean she's the real celebrity who really shows her human side and shows that she‘s struggling too with those normal things everyone is going through [sic]," one follower commented. "While other celebrities [are] putting 100 filters on only to cover up their blemishes and pretending they have the clearest skin ever. she‘s definitely real for this and that‘s why i love her [sic]," the fan continued.
Brown went on to share her secret for soothing any flare-ups (and spoiler, yep, it does involve her own skin-care line). "I just cleaned my face, so I'm just going to show you a tip and trick that I personally think works. It's the Clear The Way Clarifying Mud Mask," she said, insisting, "it has honestly really worked for me in the past."
But rather than using it all over, Brown revealed that she applies it more tactically. "So, I actually just use it for spot treatment. So, I just will go in the areas that I feel just need cleaning and I'll just put a little bit on my chin," she said. (If you're looking for an actual spot treatment for stubborn zits, though, we've rounded up the 19 best acne spot treatments.)
For her biggest spot though, she employed a different tactic: "And then, for this one which just looks really angry with me, I'm just going to put one of my stickers on there. Some tea tree oil spot stickers to just give that the love it needs. And I'm actually just — never seen before — going to double up on them because it's kind of the surrounding areas that are also really unhappy with me. So I have done  whales," she said, pointing at her overlapping spot stickers. "This has really helped me with my spot treatment and I'm officially ready for bed," she concluded.
Because the skin is our biggest organ and busy doing its thing, like filtering out external gunk to keep it from getting in, we'll forgive it for a few spots and take a lesson from the Millie Bobby Brown playbook: keep keeping it real.
This story originally appeared on glamourmagazine.co.uk.
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