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Keyana "Keke" Palmer shared her lifelong battle with cystic acne and PCOS on Instagram.com on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old singer, actress and TV host wrote a lengthy post and shared photos of her facial scarring caused by cystic acne over the years.

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"Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome has been attacking me from the inside out my entire life and I had no idea," she wrote. "My acne has been so bad that people in my field offered to pay for me to get it fixed. I tried EVERYTHING. 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."

Keke continued:

"The least harmful thing PCOS can bring is acne. To all the people struggling with this please know you're not alone and that you are still so fucking fine! MY ACNE AINT NEVER STOPPED ME. But we don't have accept this. Now I can really help KEKE! And I love her so it's ON.

"Pray for me on this journey and I will pray for you too. I’m not afraid to show myself to the world and you shouldn’t be either."
 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS means Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or many ovarian cysts. PCOS can cause health problems such as Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity and high cholesterol levels. The cause is unknown and the condition is thought to be genetic (runs in the family).

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