Adult acne can strike anyone, at any time – and even a supermodel status like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s doesn’t make you exempt.
The 31-year-old, who recently launched her own beauty website, Rose Inc., has revealed that she’s been fighting her own battle with breakouts, and has gone as far as to change her diet in a bid to rebalance her complexion.
In a video documenting her regular skincare regime, Rosie explained: ‘I get a lot of people asking me what my skin type is. Well, on a good day, I would say I probably have just a couple of spots and on a bad day it can be a lot.
‘I’ve always had a little bit of acne and it’s something that my mum had and it’s something that I’m always trying to better, and so I’m quite diligent about my skincare routine.’
Adding that her oily skin was something she was ‘always trying to keep in check’, Rosie added ‘sometimes I have to go and cut things out of my diet. Currently I’m cutting out eggs and dairy which is really boring because they’re all my favourite things, but there is nothing better than having good skin.’
A number of studies have indicated that dairy and acne are connected, although it remains unclear exactly the cause of the correlation between the two. Some experts believe that the hormones that are present in products like milk can aggravate symptoms of acne, while others say that sugar content – particularly when it comes to skimmed milk – can have an impact.
In addition to dietary management, Rosie also uses a staple roster of products to keep her skin looking healthy, including Bioderma’s Sensibio Micellar Water Cleanser, which is also loved by the likes of Natalie Portman and Victoria Beckham.
‘It’s really gentle and has no fragrance or perfume,’ Rosie said previously. ‘It’s something I’ve used for years and years now.’