Ruby Rose Shared That She Has Adult Acne. Learn How She Cleared Her Skin

20 Dec 2019
Ruby Rose Adult Acne

Ruby Rose has adult acne that does not define her beautiful soul. Learn about her story and tips to clear adult acne. She’s the jaw-dropping model-turned-Hollywood actress who has become known for her ridiculously good looks.

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But Ruby Rose candidly revealed that she still suffers from adult acne on Wednesday, in a refreshingly honest Instagram post.

The Orange is the New Black actress, 33, shared a makeup-free photo of herself enjoying a lazy day in bed, with a few slight blemishes visible on her left cheek.

It isn’t the first time Ruby has chosen to address her skin troubles on social media.

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Skin problems: Ruby Rose has always been honest with fans about her breakouts, and adult acne

Two years ago, the starlet took to Instagram to share photos of her severe breakout, before explaining what had brought it on.

‘Yea it sucks… for me, I don’t see how it’s bothering so many others? But I’m a human. It happens. One side of my face is clear and the other side is a mess,’ she wrote.

She continued: ‘Dermatologist says its from the bacteria from all the phone interviews I did for [Picture Perfect 3] and a reaction to hotel pillow cases (which I already know)… This acne belongs to me, not them, and you are welcome to it.’

Despite her skin troubles, it’s been a busy time for the model – who has been busy filming for the DC Comics series Batwoman, where she plays the first openly gay superhero.

The show premiered across America in October to rave reviews, with many fans already calling for a second season.

Ruby stars as Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, who shares his secret penchant for late hours of vigilante work. 

After being cast in August 2018, Rose took to Instagram to deliver a heartfelt message to her fans and supporters.

‘This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different,’ she said. ‘Thank you everyone. Thank you god.’ 

Ruby also spoke to TV Week at the time about how important the casting was to her and the LGBTQ community, saying ‘I know a win for anyone in our community is a win for all.’

What is causing my adult acne?

Ruby Rose Adult Acne

For many people, even Ruby Rose- pesky pimples and more severe acne breakouts can be unsightly or cause embarrassment. Some people have breakouts consistently on their cheeks. Others have breakouts confined only to their chin, and some have pimples across their entire face. But is there rhyme or reason for where acne presents?

“There is little scientific evidence to support the theories that the distribution of acne on the face can indicate internal health problems,” shared Lauren Kole, M.D., dermatologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic. “However, the location of acne can give clues as to what may be contributing to the patient’s acne.”

According to Kole, acne presenting in the following areas can have some indicators for what may be the root cause of the pimple, ranging in part from hormone overload to potentially dirty cellphones.

  • Chin: hormonal acne
    Acne around the mouth and along the jawline is commonly seen in adult female acne, which is at least somewhat hormonally driven. These patients may have excess male hormones (androgens) in the skin. 
  • Cheeks: cosmetic product usage
    Acne on the cheeks may be related to cosmetic products. Women with “acne cosmetica”may present with small bumps on their cheeks, chin and forehead. Acne on the cheeks may also be linked to exposure to a dirty phone or pillowcase or other habits such as frequently touching one’s face.
  • Forehead: hair product usage
    Acne on the forehead may be linked to hair care products. Moisturizing or oil-based hair care products can clog the pores and cause “pomade acne” along the hairline and forehead.
  • Nose: oily skin
  • Acne on the nose or in one’s “T-zone” (forehead down through nose) in general may be linked to excess oil production. 
  • Other parts of body
    Acne on the chest or back may be an indicator that a person is not showering immediately after exercising or properly cleaning their workout clothes — even wearing damp workout clothes too long.

Once pimples start appearing, the question that most people want answered is how to get rid of acne — and fast.

We tailor treatments based on the patient’s sex, age and how the acne presents,” Kole explained. “I counsel patients on lifestyle changes that can help improve their acne. I definitely choose different therapies if I believe the patient’s acne is hormonally mediated versus if it’s changing a hair product or swapping out pillowcases regularly.”

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Breakouts are common, and knowing what causes them may help patients with treatment.

But tried and true tips from Kole that all people with acne can adopt are never pop pimples and do not touch your face.

Other tips from Kole and the American Academy of Dermatology include:

  • Wash your face twice a day and after sweating. “Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, can make acne worse, so wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.”
  • Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Per Kole, using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything else tough can irritate the skin. “Scrubbing your skin can make acne worse. Avoid the temptation to scrub.”
  • Be gentle with your skin; use gentle products such as those that are alcohol-free. Do not use products that irritate your skin, which may include astringents, toners and exfoliants. Dry, red skin makes acne appear worse.
  • Rinse face with lukewarm water; hot water can irritate existing acne and strip the skin of its natural oils and moisture.
  • Shampoo hair regularly. If you have oily hair, it is recommended that you shampoo daily.
  • Let your skin heal naturally. “If you pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear, and you increase the risk of getting acne scars.”
  • Keep your hands off your face. Touching your skin throughout the day can cause flare-ups.
  • Stay out of the sun and tanning beds, as tanning can damage skin further. In addition, some acne medications make the skin very sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, which you get from both the sun and indoor tanning devices.

At what point should a person with acne seek the counsel of a dermatologist? The American Academy of Dermatologists suggests that, even if you do not have severe acne, a dermatologist can help customize a treatment plan for a person’s individual acne.

“For some patients, it can be as simple as learning more about their skincare regimen and lifestyle and making small recommended changes, while other patients may benefit from hydrafacials, chemical peels and microneedling to treat both active acne and acne scarring,” Kole shared.

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