Zendaya Shares Her Struggle With Hormonal Acne in the Most Relatable Way

What's not to love about Zendaya? Practically an earth angel, she's multitalented, smart, socially conscious, and way more graceful than probably most people in their early 20s could hope for. (Just us?) Well, like most 21-year-olds, Zendaya is not exempt from the horror that is hormonal acne. You may be under the impression that her skin is flawlessly glowing 365 days of the year, but in true Zendaya fashion, she kept it real yesterday, letting her 14 million Twitter followers know that she's so over it.

"My hormonal breakouts popping up every month unwelcome, just when I think I got my skin on lock," she tweeted along with one of the internet's favorite America's Next Top Model GIFs. Naturally, the multi-hyphenate received a flood of comments from Twitter users who share the same sentiments. Celebs, they're just like us.

This is how the hormonal acne story unfolds: Just when we think puberty's passing took unsightly teenage acne with it, we're introduced to a new wave of pimples in our 20s. Right around the time of our periods, acne flares up along our jawline, cheeks, and forehead (okay, everywhere), adding insult to injury.

Looking on the bright side, though, hormonal acne is, indeed, preventable. But back to the downside: It requires some lifestyle changes. These breakouts are coming from excess buildup of testosterone in the body, so you need to get to the root of the cause instead of solely piling on potions. If you're also dealing with hormonal acne like Zendaya and want to figure out how to crack this skincare code, we tapped experts in the industry for the exact steps you need to make hormonal acne nonexistent.

Once you've got your acne under control, use our guide for getting rid of scars.