Kendall Jenner admits to being insecure about her ‘debilitating’ acne in lengthy post

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Kendall Jenner is once again opening up about her insecurities.

Almost two weeks after the 23-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star announced her new Proactiv campaign, Jenner is getting candid about her struggle with acne and how “debilitating” it is for her.

“While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating,” the model wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure. As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being ‘perfect’ is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post.”

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“I’d like to show a younger generation that not everything is perfect,” she continued. “Being insecure about my acne gave me thick skin but I wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone so after trying countless options, I found something that has been helpful in maintaining clear skin for me.”

Jenner concluded that, while it’s “been a long journey,” she’s “excited for where my skin is now” and “didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture.”

She also took to Instagram Stories to share two photos of her acne. “#10yearchallenge I was 13 and ran home crying every day because people would stare at my skin,” she wrote on her throwback pics.

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She then shared a makeup-free and flawless-looking pic of her soft and acne-free face now. “Yesterday on film. Zero makeup,” she wrote.

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Kendall’s posts comes after her new deal was announced on Jan. 6.

Prior to the news, Kris Jenner had teased her daughter’s announcement, tweeting, “I’m so proud of my darling @KendallJenner for being so brave and vulnerable. Seeing you share her most raw story in order to make a positive impact for so many people and help foster a positive dialogue is a testament to the incredible woman you’ve become.”

When she finally announced that she is the new face of Proactiv, Kendall received a ton of backlash from people who thought what Kris referred to was something more serious than acne.

Hear more about the negative feedback in the video above.

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Before

A spotty looking Alicia Keys arrives at Heathrow Airport from New York. 

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Alicia Keys attends the Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball Redux 2012 at The Apollo Theater on December 6, 2012 in New York City.

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Alicia Silverstone has lunch at Tom’s Cafe in Notting Hill before getting on the bus towards South Kensington.
 

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Alicia Silverstone attends The Cinema Society with DKNY, Forevermark RentTheRunway.com premiere of “Butter” at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on September 27, 2012 in New York City.  

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This bright-eyed singer came onto the music scene with a baby face and some acne.

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X Factor Judge Britney Spears attends Fox’s “The X Factor” season finale news conference at CBS Televison City on December 17, 2012. 

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Cameron Diaz during The 5th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Gala Ceremony Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2001. 

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Cameron Diaz attends the UK premiere of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” at The BFI IMAX on May 22, 2012. 

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Fergie arrives at Sonya Dakar, a skin specialist company, in Beverly Hills on January 6, 2009.

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Fergie attends the Voli Lights Vodka Benefit at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on December 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. 

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American actress Kate Hudson arriving into the UK from America on August 20, 2008.

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Actress Kate Hudson arrives at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  

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Katy Perry is caught without any makeup and her skin needs some serious help.
 

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Recording artist Katy Perry arrives at A Celebration Of Carole King And Her Music To Benefit Paul Newman’s The Painted Turtle Camp at Dolby Theatre on December 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. 

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Keira Knightley is caught red handed without makeup and with serious skin issues.

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Actress Keira Knightley attends the ‘Anna Karenina’ premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 7, 2012. 

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The 17-year-old TV personality went through a serious bad-skin phase.

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Kelly Osbourne arrives at the “VH1 Divas” 2012 at The Shrine Auditorium on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. 

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TV personality Kim Kardashian seen leaving a gym in Studio City, California on April 5, 2011. 

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Kim Kardashian attends the MTV EMA’s 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012. 

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There are many potential factors for Lindsey Lohans bad skin: drugs, alcohol, exhaustion.

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Lindsay Lohan arrives at the “Liz Dick” – Los Angeles Premiere at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 20, 2012.  

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Megan Fox at the premiere of “Transformers” on June 27, 2007.

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Meghan Fox looks gorgeously beautiful on the red carpet.

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Rihanna arrives at the “Battleship” Australian premiere at Luna Park on April 10, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  

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Rihanna switches on the Westfield Stratford City christmas lights at Westfield Stratford City on November 19, 2012 in London, England. 

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Victoria Beckham during Victoria Beckham and Roberto Cavalli Leave Cipriani

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Victoria Beckham arrives at the British Fashion Awards at The Savoy Hotel on November 28, 2011 in London, England.

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