It's one thing suffering from skin problems and acne as a teenager. It's another thing going through it as a fully fledged adult - especially if you're one of the most famous people in the world.
That's something Justin Bieber realised in the past couple of years as his skin condition deteriorated with what seemed to be early-onset adult acne.
But following a quarantine spent with his wife, model Hailey Baldwin-Bieber, Justin has emerged with clear, healthy-looking skin. And after drip-feeding their dermatological progress over the past few months, Hailey has now fully opened up about how she helped Justin deal with his acne.
Chatting to Dr Barbara Sturm on TikTok, she shared that while Justin was using medical-grade strategies to clear his face, he suffered from intense irritation - and that's where her skincare smarts came in.
After all, Hailey's developed many skincare hacks following her own struggles with Perioral dermatitis, and introduced many fans to the concept of double-cleansing.
Her solution? Hydration, but zero oils.
"Justin went through a couple months of really bad adult onset acne... I went through trying to figure out what works for him... and probably four or five months ago he went on [Roaccutane] to help... and that medication is extremely drying so I was kind of trying to help him through that process."
She explained that her solution was putting hydration back into his skin following the drying symptoms of his medication.
"He was using ointments on his skin, because he felt like his skin was literally falling off, so helping him figure out what products would be hydrating without being oily...we found the right combo for him that worked... Now his skin looks great and it's glowing."
It's not the first time Hailey has been seen to step in when it comes to Justin's skin. She was even forced to call out fans for back in May for highlighting Justin's skin problems. This came after a Q&A on their The Biebers On Watch show, when Justin shared his past struggles with Lyme disease and the acne breakouts that come with it.
"Obviously it's been a challenging process, it's hard to be in the public eye and have people pick on you, for suddenly having adult onset acne breakouts," Hailey said.
"After having perfect skin his whole teenage life, he is working on it. When we were in LA he was seeing a dermatologist... so leave him alone! He's working on it! It's not his fault."
Anyone know how to secure a derm appointment with H-Biebs? Asking for a friend...
Via Cosmopolitan UK