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'Star Wars' Actress Daisy Ridley Opens Up About Battle With Skin Condition


Star Wars: The Force Awakens heroine Daisy Ridley has gone public about her battle with a medical condition that causes severe acne.

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She posted a photo of herself wearing a clay face mask on Instagram and captioned it: “My skin was the worst. I can safely say feeling so self-conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing makeup but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on.”

 

At 15 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. One laparoscopy, many consultations and 8 years down the line, pain was back (more mild this time!) and my skin was THE WORST. I've tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics) and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I have polycycstic ovaries and that's why it's bad. I can safely say feeling so self conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on. HOWEVER PROGRESS IS BEING MADE! (With some help from a dermatologist and cutting out dairy (waah, except for spontaneous ice creams) and cutting down sugar (bigger waah but gotta do what you've gotta do)). Finally. Finally. (Throughout all this I've only had people being wonderful and encouraging and occasionally making me realise I'm being ridiculous and there's more to life)... My point is, to any of you who are suffering with anything, go to a doctor; pay for a specialist; get your hormones tested, get allergy testing; keep on top of how your body is feeling and don't worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours our working in tip top condition, and take help if it's needed. #wasthispostlongenough #maybethesehashtagscanbulkitupabit #alsohowmanybracketsdoesonewomanneed #ifyourereadingthisiapplaudyou #thisisaclaymaskincaseyourewondering

A photo posted by @daisyridley on Jun 9, 2016 at 10:25am PDT

The 24-year-old also admitted that she has polycystic ovaries is a condition known as Endometriosis.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a gynecological condition affecting 5 million women in the country according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dermatologist Whitney Bowe told Inside Edition: "When it comes to treating acne that is hormonal, we want to focus on diet; we want to focus on oral medications. Clay masks are great for oil control and they can help reduce that shine." 

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