Bella Thorne has always been upfront — and unfiltered — about her battles with acne on social media. And now the actress has a new platform to speak to those those suffering from similar issues: The 19-year-old actress the new face for an acne line from Bioré Skincare.
“I’ve struggled with my acne a lot, I always post it on my Snapchat,” Thorne admits to PeopleStyle. “But I’m excited about this partnership. I hope I help somebody out there because I’m spreading the word.”
Thorne will serve as the spokeswoman for the skin care brand’s latest three-product acne range, including a cleanser for oily skin as well as two scrubs (one for combination skin and another for oily skin). Her love for the brand goes way back, with the star often sporting the Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips alongside sister Dani on Snapchat. The actress joins Shay Mitchell, who remains a face of Bioré skincare.
“What’s great about Bioré is they have different products for different skin types. A lot of brands don’t,” says Thorne, who describes her skin as combination-oily. For her daily regimen, she washes her face with the new Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser. Thorne adds, “Sometimes I’ll also then use the Bioré Baking Soda Acne Scrub. Both have really been working for me. I’m like, ‘This stuff is dope!'”
Earlier this year, Thorne opened up about her troublesome skin, admitting she’s also dealt with dermatitis and taken Accutane, a prescription drug used to treat severe acne. Frequently, the scrutiny she faces from strangers on social media is just as frustrating as her breakouts.
“[Not only do] you look in the mirror and you don’t like what you see, but everybody looks at you and they judge you on your skin,” she said. “I’ve had a lot of people just say to me, ‘Why don’t you just wash your face?’ and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me right now?!'”
While the actress admits she may never stop worrying about her complexion, she’s comforted by family and friends who constantly encourage her to be comfortable in her own skin.
“[Having acne] really stresses me out, but my sister Dani always reminds me, ‘It’s okay!’ She always cheers me up when I see it so that I don’t immediately think negative thoughts,” she says.
For Thorne, finding skin solutions are important, but through her work with the brand, she’s also hoping to reach those who’s skin insecurities are irreparably damaging their self-esteem. “Especially with my acne, I just want to help kids with acne and any type of face dysmorphia … problems because I think so many people go through it and it’s such a big thing and people don’t talk about it,” she says.
“Everybody kind of likes to shove it under the rug and it shouldn’t be because it’s normal to not be confident. It’s normal to wonder if you’re pretty or not.”