12/07/2012 03:07 pm ET Updated Dec 08, 2012

Emma Stone Reveals Acne Struggles, Accutane Use

We're huge and unabashed fans of Emma Stone 'round these here parts, so we were thrilled to find out that the 24-year-old actress tackled a beauty topic with her typical candor.

It turns out, homegirl's just like us: she gets acne.

In a new interview with Refinery 29, the Revlon cover girl and natural blonde confesses that she uses foundation every day to cover up her pimples. But, her skin troubles used to be way way worse, forcing her to go on Accutane:

"Yeah, I wear pretty strong SPF. I'm actually pretty interested in skin care, because I had bad hormonal acne when I was 17, and they put me on Accutane for it. After two months on the Accutane, I went off of it, and since then, my skin, my mouth, my lips, my eyes are all so dry. Then, I had stress acne when I was 20, when I did Easy A, which they kindly video-airbrushed out of the movie. But I realized how debilitating and embarrassing it can be to have cystic acne. So, I'm really interested in the biology of what makes up acne and how to work on it from the outside, too. Wait. Why am I talking about that? What did you ask?"

She also, to our delight, confirms something we thought all along: that 2011 Golden Globes tan was super fake -- and maybe a little too intense:

"I used to spray tan a lot when I was a teenager. The last time I got spray-tanned was for the Golden Globes. And I was like 'I love spray-tanning so much.' I still really like it. But it definitely makes me look like I have leprosy, after a point."

You look gorg no matter what your tan, Emma, but to be honest, we love you better non-citrusy.

Read more of Emma's interview over at Refinery 29! (Also, sneak a peek at her 2011 Golden Globes tan below.)

emma stone tan

See more of Emma's signature style!

Emma Stone Style Evolution
Emma Stone Style Evolution

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