Caila Quinn Is 'Grateful' After Overcoming Struggles with Adult Acne
Caila Quinn took to Instagram on Thursday to let Bachelor Nation in on her battle with adult acne.
The “Bachelor” Season 20 alum’s revelations about her skin struggles came as she celebrated her last day taking Accutane, a powerful drug that treats severe cystic acne using a vitamin A derivative.
“I just got back from the dermatologist and I’m already getting a lot of DMs asking, ‘How was your Accutane journey? Give us an update,’” a fresh-faced Caila said on her Story. “I’m going to do a final summary and show you what my skin looks like after seven months of Accutane because today is my graduation day. Woohoo! I’m no longer on it. After seven months of taking these [pills], I have completed my journey.”
In a following slide, the brunette beauty shared a photo from July 2020, a time when she felt particularly insecure about her skin. “Bad breakouts would be painful and embarrassing,” she wrote alongside the image, also noting how it impacted her career as a lifestyle blogger and influencer: “The main reason I never did YouTube, because the cameras catch every bump.”
Caila went on to say that her treatment program was extended because her acne was “so severe.” She elaborated, “I completed the entire seven-month program that my dermatologist approved. Normally, when you’re on Accutane, you only do four to six months, that’s the average. But mine was actually extended because mine was so severe. But now I’m done.”
Elsewhere, Caila said that she felt compelled to “seek professional help” once she noticed that her acne was negatively impacting her emotional state.
“For me, [I knew] to go seek professional help was when my acne was hindering my happiness and really affecting my mental health,” she explained. “I remember breaking down crying from one breakout [in particular], and it was before a work event and I was like, ‘How can I cover this?’”
Although she is finished taking the medication, the Ohio native said that she hasn’t abandoned her skin care routine. If anything, Caila is now even more focused on maintaining a clear complexion.
“Just because I finished Accutane doesn’t mean my skin is — poof! — perfect,” she said. “I still have blemishes. You have to do the upkeep of daily cleansing morning and night [to] make sure your skin is clear.”
Caila ended her Accutane recap with an inspiring message for anyone who’s suffering because of their skin.
“I’m so happy with Accutane. And if you’re considering it, definitely reach out to your dermatologist. It’s a permanent solution to acne that might be holding you back from feeling confident every day. That’s what we want. We want you to feel like the best version of yourself and, you know what, you are beautiful whether you have a breakout or not,” she said. “And the only person that needs to see that is you.”
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In an Instagram post on her grid, Caila said that, after overcoming her adult acne, she feels “grateful, overjoyed, and confident.”
“Reminiscing on how far my skin has come. Adult acne is normal,” she captioned a slideshow of photos of herself sans makeup, exposing her pimples. “Those with acne are beautiful too. And if you’re tired of breakouts, do something about it.”