It is one of life’s injustices that so many people are plagued by acne at such an emotionally and physically challenging period: their teen years. Yet not every adolescent has to deal with acne. There is a lucky minority that sails through high school blemish-free. Do celebrities struggle with acne?
Pop idol Justin Bieber appears to hang out with that clique. Bieber signed on this year as the latest spokes model for Proactiv, a heavily marketed over the counter acne regimen. However, I performed an extensive search for candid internet pics showing even a single blemish sullying Bieber’s cheeks. The kid’s clean, not a zit in sight.
Yet Bieber, in his Proactiv spot, reveals no facial spots. Rather, he claims that he “was starting to get acne on my chin and Proactiv definitely helped out a lot.” It worked sowell that there is not one paparazzi photo of a Beiber blemish?
The advertising watchdog, after receiving several complaints, has concluded the ads are misleading. Although the TV spots feature celebrity testimonials, including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Jessica Simpson, it turns out the main active ingredient in the acne treatment differs in the U.K. from its American counterpart.
In a Promo Video, Bieber Explains:
There are some things that just come with being a teenager, but there’s no way I’m going to let a bunch of zits get in my way.
I know that for a teenager, it doesn’t matter how many people are looking at you, you don’t want acne on your face.
I’m in the limelight all the time. I’m constantly doing interviews, constantly doing photo shoots and, you know, I’m determined to keep myself clear.
By getting tweens to buy acne creams, his nail polish, perfume, and officially endorsed pillows, he is doing his part to stimulate the economy. The sad truth is that those with no zits as teens can still develop adult acne in their twenties. If Beiber saves his pennies, he should be able to pay for insurance copays if he needs prescription treatments down the road.
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