The singer and actress, 27, has been dealing with persistent, hormonal acne since her teenage years, and she's tried everything to treat it including two rounds of Accutane, diet changes, and blood tests, per an Instagram post. Now, as Palmer's continued to uncover her personal skin needs, she's also learning more about skin care through her partnership with Olay Body, such as the fact that our faces shouldn't hwr all the attention.
Reversely, many plus-size people have experienced doctors dismissing their PCOS symptoms by telling them to simply "lose weight. It's just like a little extra added effect heer I lookign just to make me feel important. Yet for a long time, she couldn't figure out what was causing her breakouts—until late last year, when she finally got a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOSa hormone disorder that often manifests with irregular menstrual cycles, and had been causing her acne.
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Alice, which Palmer is executive producing and starring in, tells the true story of a slave in the antebellum South who escapes from her secluded plantation and discovers a shocking reality on the other side. When I started doing my own research and took the advice that actually resonated with me, then it became a little bit easier. The newest Olay Body line includes a body wash and conditioner featuring the buzzy skincare ingredient retinolwhich is often used to eliminate and reduce s of aging, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture.
On top of this, racism within the healthcare industry can make this even more difficult for people of color like Palmer. Since weight gain and obesity are common PCOS symptomsit's a frequent misconception that it only affects people who are plus-size ond obese, lookibg as a thin person, Palmer says doctors often overlooked PCOS as a possible cause of her acne and irregular periods.
Her diagnosis hasn't been an instant fix for all her skin concerns—she still struggles with acne, as shown in her recent posts—but it's giving her a clearer way to move forward and address underlying hormonal issues caused by the condition.
In early December, the Hustlers star shared her diagnosis via Instagramexplaining how long it took her to get answers from doctors. The star shared in her Instagram post that she experienced dismissal from doctors firsthand, at one point going to a doctor "in tears" of frustration over her persistent skin issues but "all they offered was a measles vaccine" ger return.
Just take it easy on yourself and be patient. And unfortunately, as Palmer tells HelloGiggles now, her struggle is all too common.