Written by Dr Philippa McCaffery, Clearskincare Clinics Clinical Director.
Indeed, her acne has caused her to loathe having her photograph taken, particularly by the paparazzi. She explains, “I’m not comfortable being photographed when I’m being myself. I believe the Aborigines say that every photo takes away a bit of your soul. It’s very odd but I think there’s some truth in that.”
The actress also reveals that she dislikes her looks and relies on make-up artists to make her look good. She said: “I look in the mirror and go, “Oh no! More spots, more acne!” she adds, “I’ve been saved many times at film premieres by wonderful make-up artists who make my skin look much better than it is. That’s all part of the make-believe world of cinema.”
Knightley admits that her adult acne has left her with low self-esteem, although being a sex symbol has helped her to come to terms with her body. She said: “My film career has boosted my self-esteem. I’m self-conscious and I’ve always tried to dress down. I don’t even like wearing make-up but I have to because of my acne.”Clearly she needs SGA, I just have to work out how to contact her!