Daisy Ridley is getting so, so real on Instagram. On Thursday, June 9, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star shared a photo of her chilling out in a beauty mask. Her caption was what really stood out, though.
“At 15 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. One laparoscopy, many consultations, and eight years down the line, pain was back,” she wrote. Halsey and Lena Dunham also live with the same disorder.
“My skin was THE WORST,” Ridley revealed. “I’ve tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics, and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I havepolycycstic [sic] ovaries and that’s why it’s bad.”
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Endometriosis are both disorders that affect the female reproductive system, and they come with a whole host of lovely side effects like painful and irregular menstruation — and, as Ridley mentioned, acne. But a few skin spots aren’t going to get the best of her.
“I can safely say feeling so self-conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up [sic] but I currently don’t want to leave the house without it on,” she continued, assuring fans that “progress is being made” and that she’s realizing there’s “more to life” than having clear skin.
She also has some words of wisdom to anyone facing their own challenging diagnoses: “Keep on top of how your body is feeling and don’t worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours [are] working in tip-top condition, and take help if it’s needed.”
True that, Daisy.