Lily Allen shares candid snap of spots

While many celebrities share selfies of their make-up when it looks flawless for a red carpet event or photoshoot, Lily Allen has taken a refreshingly different approach. The 30-year-old star took to Instagram to post a candid close-up of her spots, revealing that she suffers from adult acne.


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"How is it fair that I get acne at 30 ? #1stworldproblems," she captioned the image.

The Hard Out Here singer's fans immediately took to social media to praise the star for embracing her blemishes, with many thanking her for encouraging them not to let their spots affect their self-esteem.

It's not the first time a celebrity has caused a stir with a candid snap on Insatgram. While her job as a model often sees her photos being retouched for campaigns, John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen proudly showed off her stretch marks in a photo as she revealed she had bruises on her legs. "Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week," she captioned the image. "Stretchies say hi!"

Lily Allen performing at the Monaco Rose Ball wearing Chanel

It's been a busy few weeks for Lily, who is currently residing in Los Angeles as she records new music. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the mother-of-three's new release – she has been keeping a relatively low profile in recent months, save for a performance at the Monaco Rose Ball earlier this year, and an appearance at a pre-Oscars party hosted by Chanel.

She recently celebrated her milestone 30th birthday with a fresh new look. The Smile singer dyed her platinum blonde bob into shades of bright green and pink, inspired by the summery fruit watermelon.

"Not long till I'm 30," she captioned the image, which saw her posing with a mock-surprise expression for a selfie. "One last hurrah on the hair front. watermelon hurr dun care. @alexbrownsell #funkytintlives."