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Kristen Stewart Battling Acne While Promoting Movie ‘Still Alice’ (photos)

Kristen Stewart attended AOL's BUILD speaker series with  Julianne Moore yesterday in New York City. Known for her usually 'flawless' skin, Stewart was battling a visible outbreak of acne.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Kristen Stewart attended AOL’s BUILD speaker series with Julianne Moore yesterday in New York City. Known for her usually ‘flawless’ skin, Stewart was battling a visible outbreak of acne. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Kristen Stewart has been promoting her latest movie “Still Alice,” in New York City, while battling a pretty nasty case of acne that was visible under loads of makeup yesterday at a screening. Is the “Twilight” star suffering from stress overload?

Acne is most often associated with our early teen years. When cases crop up in adults, usually an underlying cause is to blame.

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Stewart, who is 24, would seem to be long past the stage when she had to deal with adolescent skin problems. So there is a good chance stress may be affecting her.

Adults can develop acne for many reasons. Although stress is the most common, changes in hormone levels for women is another cause. Menopause or switching or stopping birth control pills, are two also possibilities, according to WebMD, an online medical authority.

Kristen Stewart Battles Skin Problems
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In addition, some medications, such as lithium, antiseizure drugs and corticosteroids, can also cause adult acne, according to the site.

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Skin breakouts can also be caused by using drugs like crack cocaine and crystal meth. Both are known to cause skin eruptions.

Stewart’s outbreak was hard not to notice at The Cinema Society, Montblanc and Dom Perignon screening of the Sony Pictures Classics’ movie in New York City last nght.

Stewart posed for photos with co-stars Kate Bosworth, Julianne Moore and others at the Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema and later at an after-party at the White Street Restaurant in Manhattan.

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Illuminated by paparazzi strobe lights, her cheeks clearly showing an outbreak. In contrast, Stewart has always been known for her delicate and clear skin, according to media reports.

An examination of close-ups going back two years shows that her reputation for clear skin was well earned. But last November, her skin also looked rough when she appeared at the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium in Hollywood.

Since then, it seems to have gotten worse.

In an interview last year, Stewart revealed that she uses “the whole Proactiv system.”

“It really, really works for me; I’ve used it since I was a teenager, a young teenager,” she said.

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Proactiv is an acne treatment. It’s spokesmen include Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

Kristen has often talked about how uncomfortable she is promoting movies, talking in public and being in the spotlight. Apparently, it could be getting to her much more than she lets on.

She’s also been dogged by persistent rumors for weeks that she’s engaged in a lesbian relationship with her long-time assistant Alicia Cargile. To date, the rumors are unsubstantiated.

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