'The Undoing' star Matilda De Angelis shared a photo of her face 'eaten by acne' to help herself feel stronger

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Actress Matilda De Angelis recently starred in "The Undoing." Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images
  • Italian actress Matilda De Angelis posted a selfie to Instagram on Monday that shows her face being "eaten by acne."

  • "The Undoing" star said in her photo's caption that she shared the selfie in the hopes of accepting herself and feeling stronger.

  • On Wednesday, De Angelis seemingly responded to her photo by thanking her fans via her Instagram story while wearing no makeup and saying that they've given her "great strength." 

  • Days before her post, Keke Palmer also opened up about having severe acne as a result of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Italian actress Matilda De Angelis is the latest celebrity to open up about having acne.

On Monday, "The Undoing" star shared a selfie to Instagram that shows her skin during a flare-up. She also included a lengthy caption, in which she noted that 2020 taught her that "there are things that cannot be controlled."

"There are changes that we must accept in our life and with them, the perception of ourselves and the world around us," she wrote. "Paradoxical things happen in life don't they? Well, for me, being an actress and working with a face eaten by acne is one of them."

De Angelis wrote her caption in Italian but also included an English translation of the text. She discussed how her acne affects her daily, and explained why she decided to share a photo of it online.

"Every day I have to wake up and present myself first in front of the mirror and then in front of the camera with all the emotional load that already entails and being 'splendid,' 'in part,' and concentrated together with all my fears and insecurities literally on the skin," she said.

"There are much bigger problems in life, I am aware of that, but I wanted to share this little truth perhaps to feel stronger, perhaps to accept myself better," De Angelis continued. "Our fears can paralyze us or they can become a great force, it is up to us to choose the path. And to practice so much gratitude for all the good things that happen to us and maybe even for the bad ones."

The actress seemingly commented on her skin-related post again in an Instagram story on Wednesday.

"Grazie a tutti, mi avete dato una grande forza. Allora vado sul set, ciao," she wrote over a video of herself wearing a sweatshirt and no makeup. The message roughly translates to: "Thank you all, you have given me great strength. I have to go to set, bye."

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Matila De Angelis seemingly referenced her post with an Instagram story on Wednesday. Matila De Angelis/Instagram

A little more than a week before De Angelis shared her Instagram post, actress and musician Keke Palmer also opened up about the acne she experiences as a result of polycystic ovary syndrome.

She first shared photos of her skin during a flare-up on Instagram and said the hormonal disorder has been "attacking" her "from the inside out" throughout her life. Palmer also wrote that her acne "has been so bad" that people in the entertainment industry offered to pay for treatments.

"I tried EVERYTHING," she wrote. "I did Accutane TWICE. People say drink water, have a better diet, but I did all that, I ate all the 'right' things, my blood tests were fine. But it took ME taking a personal look into my family that has a history of diabetes and obesity to understand what was ACTUALLY happening with me."

Palmer then followed up a few days later with an "extreme acne: makeup coverage tutorial" to show how she conceals her acne on days that she wants to do so.

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