Keke Palmer reveals she has polycystic ovary syndrome and shares pics of her acne to help others: ‘You’re not alone’
Keke Palmer revealed on her Instagram page this week that she has polycystic ovary syndrome, known as PCOS.
The 24-year-old noted that the condition has resulted in acne ‘so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed.’
Her message was accompanied by an Instagram album of close-ups showing the breakouts while acknowledging: ‘The least harmful thing PCOS can bring is acne.’
Candor: Keke Palmer revealed on her Instagram page this week that she has polycystic ovary syndrome, known as PCOS
‘Hey you guys, for some of you this may be TMI, but for me my platform has always been used for things much greater than me. Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome has been attacking me from the inside out my entire life and I had no idea,’ she began.
‘My acne has been so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed. I tried EVERYTHING. I did Accutane TWICE. People say drink water, have a better diet, but I did all that, I ate all the “right” things, my blood tests were fine,’ she recalled.
‘But it took ME taking a personal look into my family that has a history of diabetes and obesity, to understand what was ACTUALLY happening with me. And unfortunately doctors are people and if you don’t “look the part” they may not think that’s your problem,’ the Hustlers actress continued.
‘They may not even suggest it if you “look healthy” whatever that means! I came to a doctor in tears once and all they offered was a measles vaccine… Exactly,’ she said.
Telling her story: The 24-year-old noted that the condition has resulted in acne ‘so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed’
‘I’m posting this to say that it’s okay and we can help ourselves. My skin has made me sad many nights but I do not give up on myself. I know this is not me and my body has been looking for help. I do not have a medical degree but I did the research and took what I learned to a doctor and that led them to a proper diagnosis,’ wrote Keke.
‘I’m not saying trust web md for everything haha but what I am saying is no one can help us like we can help ourselves,’ she argued.
‘This especially makes me sad because my family struggled for years and no doctor could help them, they actually mislead them and just took their money. It’s only because of what my family sacrificed that allows me to even have the resources to share the information I’m sharing with you!’ Keke claimed.
Counting her blessings: Her message was accompanied by an Instagram album of close-ups showing the breakouts while acknowledging: ‘The least harmful thing PCOS can bring is acne’
The Illinois native, who hosted the MTV Video Music Awards this year, wrote: ‘Their fight out of poverty gave me a better life and I just want to share what I learn.’
While discussing her experiences she acknowledged: ‘The least harmful thing PCOS can bring is acne. To all the people struggling with this please know you’re not alone and that you are still so f***ing fine! MY ACNE AINT NEVER STOPPED ME. But we don’t have accept this. Now I can really help KEKE! And I love her so it’s ON.’
She concluded: ‘Pray for me on this journey and I will pray for you too. I’m not afraid to show myself to the world and you shouldn’t be either.’