Even the Fifth Harmony Girls Get Pimples at the Worst Possible Times!
Whether you’re a diehard Fifth Harmony fan or simply jam to their songs on the radio occasionally, you know one thing’s for sure — Camila, Lauren, Normani, Ally and Dinah are ***FLAWLESS! But according to the girls, they deal with real issues such as unfortunately timed pimples and not wanting to take their makeup off just like the rest of us! Being that this is their second year in a row partnering up with Clean & Clear, we’d for sure say they are THE celebrity beauty gurus right now, so even though they deal with skin issues, they know how to fix ’em like a pro.
And on another note, here’s a little PSA to Harmonizers who may have been on the verge of a breakdown (ourselves included) after reports of a One Direction-esque break loom over our 5H girls: We can all find our chill now. While the girls were in New York, and gearing up for their star-studded Jingle Ball performance at Madison Square Garden (which we also attended), they were able to make
us the unofficial sixth member some time to catch up with us and definitely settled some qualms we had about a pending split. For now, at least.
Even though you all have flawless skin, has there ever been a time that there’s been a breakout that’s come at the worst moment?
Dinah Jane Hansen: “All the time.”
Normani Kordei: “Nailed it.”
Camila Cabello: “I hate when it comes when you’re with a cute boy.”
Lauren Jauregui: “That just recently happened to me when we were in Europe. My skin just went haywire. We went from Europe to New York to Vegas to Las Angeles, and my skin was like, ‘No.’ When we went to the AMAs, I had the worst skin underneath my makeup. In the pictures you can see it; it’s okay, though, but that was definitely one of those moments.”
When that does happen, what do you guys do try to treat it?
NK: “There’s actually this product by Clean & Clear, the acne spot treatment, and it literally works like within a matter of hours.”
LJ: “Yeah, I swear by it!”
Ally Brooke: “I’ll put it all over.”
NK: “And it really works.”
LJ: “It helps you out, especially for the ones that are really deep inside of there. You can get them out and get them done with.”
CC: “You need to use a product like that when, like you said, it’s an emergency and you have something the next day or two and have done all things necessary to keep your skin under control, and it just happens anyway. If it’s an emergency, you need to get that.”
DH: “Also, keeping hydrated is really good. Drink a lot of water. We chug it down!”
What about a regimen you do to prevent pimples, or just to keep your skin healthy?
DH: “My grandma actually taught me this one thing; she would take oatmeal — and it has to be hot — and she basically put it all over my face. Right after I take it all off, my skin is so smooth. That’s one of my rituals.”
LJ: “I think before we have a carpet or anything, I tend to do a mask so that for the next day it’s good.”
CC: “The exfoliator from Clean & Clear is good and really, really important. Your dead skin starts to build up and then when you do that, it’s like baby smooth underneath. It makes you skin really, really soft.”
AB: “You have to watch your face. You HAVE to; you need to take off your makeup. My face wash really helps me even with relaxing at night, especially with the holidays and running around.”
CC: “I noticed whenever I don’t take my makeup off, it really clogs my pores. Every night, no matter how tired you are, you use the makeup wipes and take it off.”
Switching gears a little bit, you guys performed at Jingle Ball last weekend. When you have shows like that, do you get to actually hang out with everyone and watch it too?
CC: “We’re in and out sometimes.”
LJ: “We can’t be in the crowd, but if we’re backstage we can watch.”
DJ: “I stayed backstage to watch the some people perform and we got to hang out. It was such a good performance and the fact that we are able to experience the concert is cool. Sometimes, we’re not able to be outside in the public, because a lot of times people see us and we can’t focus on the performance. They do have screens backstage…”
CC: “It’s kind of like a high school reunion, you can see everybody.”
Congratulations to you, Camila, because “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is literally our jam right now! Was it weird to not have the girls with you the first time you performed with Shawn Mendes?
CC: “Yeah, it was definitely weird. I think it’s a different vibe altogether. When Fifth Harmony performs, the songs and the vibes are so different. With Shawn, it’s all about me closing my eyes and just focusing on it as it is. I look at it like two different sides of myself. The Fifth Harmony side of me is confident and all about girl empowerment and the other side of me is the side that like, cries about boys (laughs). It’s weird and definitely different.”
Sometimes, things you guys say gets taken way out of context. In a recent interview, someone mentioned you guys were going to want to do your own thing soon. Is that something that fans should be thinking about right now?
DJ: “That’s so far in the future and right now we’re just focusing on our second album.”
LJ: “It’s just a realistic thing; we’re in a group and all have creative difference, and that’s something that realistically in ten to fifteen years is where we should be. By then, we’d be doing this for a very long time. At the end of the day, though, if we’re successful, we’ll keep going with it. This is what we do. We do it because we want to spread the message of girl empowerment and we want to make awesome music that girls want to turn on and listen to, so if we’re inspiring young women, that’s what we want to keep doing. We’re going to do that as long as people allow us.”