Cameron Dallas may have baby-bottom smooth skin today, but when he was younger he suffered from acne.
"I struggled with breakouts so much throughout my teenage years," he revealed to J-14. "I was probably 14 years old when it became a problem, and it was so embarrassing at the time. I felt like I was in a continuous awkward phase and nobody else was!"
"Nothing worked for me!" he continued. I tried everything from seeing doctors and getting prescriptions to doing home remedies. Sometimes I would even use whatever products my sister had in the bathroom just to see if it'd make a difference. I'd search for things that said 'acne' on the bottle then secretly try it out, but I never had any luck!"
Of course, many of us can identify with this same issue. And when nothing works, self-esteem goes wayyyy down.
Cameron even admits to photoshopping the acne from his pics when he started becoming big online.
"It was one of the first things I learned to use when I started doing social media. I used [Photoshop] all the time on my pics because I was so self-conscious about my acne back then."
So how did he hide it when he appeared in public??
"I just hated how I looked and that people would instantly notice that I didn't look like I did in my photos. I remember I used to hide from people that would see me and ask for a picture because I didn't want them to see how bad my complexion was at the time."
What helped him rid the acne was a product called X Out.
"I couldn't believe I was actually seeing changes in my skin," he revealed. "Using the X Out products has been great because you only have to use one product, compared to a lot of other skin care regimens that require multiple steps.
"Acne is something everyone deals with. So if you find yourself breaking out, just remember that you are not alone. You have nothing to embarassed about."
It's also important to remember that different products and regimens work for different people. If you are suffering from acne, it's best to see your doctor or dermatologist to make sure you do the right thing for you.