Alix Earle Candidly Reveals Skin Issues, Reminds Fans Acne Is Normal

The influencer regularly uses her platform to remind her followers that they are not alone while encouraging self-love.
Alix Earle

Alix Earle.

Alix Earle is an influencer who uses her platforms to spotlight not only the highlights of her career, but also the reality of dealing with things we all experience from time to time, like tricky skin issues.

The 22-year-old University of Miami graduate has long been candid about her journey with Accutane, a popular medication used to treat acne. On Sunday, Oct. 22, Earle took to TikTok to remind her six million followers that her skin is something she still struggles with.

“Been on accutane 3 times,” she wrote over top a video of herself in which she showed off her natural complexion. “Everytime I stop taking it my skin reverts back to its old ways. Its ok to be frustrated with your skin but ... you have to remember it doesn’t make you any less beautiful & it’s normal 🫶.”

Earle offered further advice in her caption, where she encouraged her fans struggling with similar skin issues to practice self-love. “My skin is even that bad rn but ik how easy it is to slip into that mindset of hating yourself bc of your skin 🫶🏼 just a reminder to be patient and love yourself,” she noted.

“Alix I wish I could tell you how much this means to me for you to post,” one fan wrote in the comments. “I’m struggling with the SAME EXACT issue with accutane rn.”

“You are so sweet to post this thank you for the reminder 🥰,” someone else added.

“Thank you 🩷,” another person applauded. “dealing with such bad hormonal acne for years and idk what to do but appreciate your transparency 🫶🏼.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.