It may seem like Kendall Jenner is the picture of confidence and flawlessness when she walks runways, but the model admits that she wasn't always so self-assured. The star wrote a moving blog on her own personal website and shared that her longtime struggles with acne – which started when she was in 8th grade or so – really took a toll on her self-esteem. She explained that she would always try to hide her face to hide bad breakouts.
"Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it," Kendall dished. "[Acne] 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."
Kendall explained that her older sisters helped her both get over her self-consciousness and got her to a dermatologist to find a way to clear up her pimples.
“I was thankful we always talked about it in my family. They would help me work on my feelings about it and how I would move past that stage of my life," she wrote. "I remember on Christmas Eve one year, I was sitting in my bedroom upstairs crying and Kim walked in and we talked about it together — she felt so bad for me."
The model's skin may be visibly improved in her late teens, but she's also learning how to stop stressing over her skin.
"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," Kendall shared. "I realized that it's a part of life for some people and it doesn't define who you are."
That's so true – and inspiring!
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