Whether you struggled with acne in your teens or your post-baby hormones are doing a number on your skin, just about every woman has dealt with a dermatological nightmare at one point or another. In fact, a recent survey on the State of Acne in America, conducted by skincare company Curology -- which involved more than 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 44 who have suffered from acne, blackheads, or clogged pores at some point in their lives -- showed just how much we're willing to put ourselves through for the sake of smooth, clear skin.
One of the most jaw-dropping findings: 20.5 percent of women would be willing to pay $100/month for 10 years ($12K) to guarantee clear skin for life. And nearly half of women aged 18 to 24 (43.6 percent) would be willing to gain 10 pounds, take a pay cut, or be celibate for six months in order to have clear skin. Ouch!
Here's how 10 women actually did make big sacrifices of their time, money, overall wellness, and favorite beverage (wine!) for beautiful skin. Turns out, sometimes, the risk doesn't even always match the reward.