Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States: About 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience it, and for some, it persists throughout their lives, the FDA reports. That said, diagnosing the root cause of external outbreaks isn’t always easy, nor the fix as simple as a new skin-care routine or a slight shift in diet. For Keke Palmer, acne is a symptom of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal imbalance that has been with her for years, but which she only recently received a diagnosis for. The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday, December 1,  to share a series of makeup-free selfies (save for sky-reaching lashes) accompanied by an honest and empowering description of her health journey. 

After attempting to remedy her skin in every way she knew how — including two stints with Accutane — and being routinely dismissed as healthy, Keke began…

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