When it comes to acne, no one is immune — not even celebrities. If your skin problems are stubborn enough, it doesn’t really matter how much fame or money you have: Just ask Kendall Jenner, who clapped back at haters who criticized her skin on the red carpet, and now, Lorde.

The 21-year-old took to Instagram stories recently to sound off about the topic, and honestly, we can relate.

After highlight her problem areas with “magical tones,” she got real about her skin condition, saying, “For real though, acne sucks.”

She also let it be known that those “helpful” solutions people try to offer? Not so helpful. “Know what also sucks? When you’ve had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, ‘You know what worked for me? Moisturizing! Make a mask out of honey and Greek yogurt and avocado! All you need to do is buy an apricot scrub. Coconut oil. The secret is coconut oil.”

She concluded her mini rant by saying, “And the very worst one of course, is when people think you’re just dirty. ‘Do you wash your face?’ It’s like, YES, I wash my face, I’m just genetically cursed!”

It wasn’t all doom and gloom, however. The “Green Light” singer let fans know that not only were they not alone, they would make it through — together.

“For anyone out there who’s got bad skin, and actual bad skin, not just kind of bad skin you could just use the fancy cream on for a few days and it’ll get better, I feel your pain. We’ll get there, we will — I promise.”

What do you think of Lorde’s message of skin solidarity? Share over @BritandCo.

(Photos via @lordemusic, Lester Cohen + Dia Dipasupil/Getty)