Lorde took to Instagram to respond to her fans and followers who have been reaching out to give the singer acne advice.


The New Zealander, 21, has struggled with acne since puberty and is not ashamed of it. Many of her fans, though, have been bombarding her with advice on how to get rid of the pesky skin problem. In response, Lorde posted an Instagram story in which she informed the fans that she has tried every cure in the books, but that she is “just genetically cursed.”

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“For real though, acne sucks. Know what also sucks?” she asked. “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! … Make a mask out of honey, greek yogurt and avocado. All you need to do is buy an apricot scrub! Coconut oil – the secret is coconut oil!’ And the very worst one, of course, if when people think you’re just dirty.”


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Lorde has been candid about her acne struggles in the past, but wanted people to know that there is no cure-all, and that every person is different and has different skin.

The Grammy winner ended her video by offering some hope to fans who also suffer from acne problems. “For anyone out there who’s got bad skin, and actual bad skin, not just the kind of bad skin you can just use the fancy cream for for a few days and it will get better, I feel your pain. We’ll get there. We will. I promise.”

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