Elle Fanning just owned her facial eczema by turning it into a beauty look

Cassie Powney
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Photo credit: INSTAGRAM/ELLEFANNING
Photo credit: INSTAGRAM/ELLEFANNING

From Cosmopolitan

The makeup-free revolution continues on Planet Celeb, and we couldn't be happier about it. We've seen the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Perrie Edwards and Britney Spears all post bare-skinned selfies recently - a world away from the glam shoots and music videos we're so used to seeing them in.

Actress Elle Fanning is the latest celeb to go sans makeup for her followers, but she took the opportunity to flag a skin condition we never even knew she was suffering with: eczema.

It's a word we've all heard before, but for some sufferers it involves a lot more than just a touch of redness and irritation. Although topical treatments can subdue a flare-up, it tends to be a long-term, recurring issue that's tricky to manage, especially for someone who's job involves having makeup applied constantly and being filmed 24/7.

But that didn't stop easy-going Elle from getting real about her skin, posting three pictures that showed a pink flare-up on both eyelids. The area of irritated skin actually looked like carefully-placed eyeshadow, something that wasn't lost on Elle, who captioned the pictures: Eczema but make it eye shadow 馃槣

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Eczema but make it eye shadow 馃槣

A post shared by Elle Fanning (@ellefanning) on Sep 14, 2020 at 2:20pm PDT

Unsurprisingly, her comments section attracted plenty of people dealing with the same thing. When actress Rachel Brosnahan commented, "I feel seen," Elle replied: "I'm the itchiest person in the world ahhahaha."

We hope it clears up soon, Elle, but in the meantime, keep owning that eczema 馃檶馃徎

Oh, and if you're suffering from a recurring skin condition similar to Elle's, see your GP or a dermatologist who can make sure you're receiving the correct treatment for it.

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