Keke Palmer’s latest Instagram post is a PSA that your skin is unique and what works for someone else might not exactly work for you. Ever since Palmer first opened up about her PCOS-related acne in December, her skin has noticeably improved, but it wasn’t thanks to a magical social media-inspired treatment or tips from another beauty influencer.
“Whew chile! It’s taken me quite some time to get here,” she wrote. “In my Virgo eyes there is still much more to be done, but I can’t tell you how much this progress has meant to me. I am still doing more research on my skin. Give me a little more time and I promise to share what has worked for ME.”
“What works for someone else may not work for you and that’s okay.”
After going on Accutane twice with very little success, Palmer realized there wasn’t a quick and easy cure for her acne and she needed to look deeper to find a solution. “I spent time and time and time again using myself as a test dummy pretty much, talking to people who have helped others, but not everything they told me helped ME,” Palmer said. “It wasn’t until I started taking what I heard and paying attention to how it affected me, that I really started to see progress. What works for someone else may not work for you and that’s okay.”
Palmer’s message is a friendly reminder that listening to your body is key when it comes to looking after your health, and no one knows what’s best for you more than you. Instead of taking advice from people on the Internet and hoping a new product will be exactly what your skin needs just because it worked for someone else, do your research and consult with a professional like an aesthetician or dermatologist.
Palmer also hinted that she plans on sharing how she was able to clear up her skin but doesn’t want her followers to assume it will be the answer to their unique goals. “No matter what information I give you, sure try it out if you want, just know the only person that will know if it’s working is you,” she said. “Don’t give up on yourself because even if it doesn’t work it taught you to look in another direction.”