People reports model and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner opened up on her blog about her struggles with acne as a teenager, telling fans it left her feeling ostracized and insecure.
Kendall said she had bad acne starting when she was about 12 or 13, which she said “happens to SO many people.”
“Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it,” she wrote. “It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn’t even look at people when I talked to them. I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys.”
She credited her family with helping her through it, including big sister Kim Kardashian, who comforted her once when she broke down in tears. Since then, she’s said she managed to get it under control and is now learning to brush it off because no one is perfect, ever.
“Even after things started to clear up, it took a solid amount of time to be okay with my skin and gain back my confidence,” Kendall wrote. “Slowly, I’m working towards not caring and I’m just in so much of a better place about it all now that I’m older. I realized that it’s a part of life for some people and it doesn’t define who you are.”