Bella Thorne Opens Up About Her Acne Struggles: 'People Think You're Dirty, Disgusting'
She credits her sister for helping find self-love
Bella Thorne projects a level of confidence on her Instagram feed, posting a ton of sexy selfies and fitspo photos. But the hot Hollywood star has her own insecurities, including a battle with acne which she’s opening up about for the first time.
In a recent interview with Popsugar, the starlet, 18, opened up about her ongoing skin struggles, including her journey to soothe her acneic-prone complexion after suffering from dermatitis, which eventually led her to get a prescription for the powerful acne-banishing drug, Accutane.
“At one point, they said, ‘Maybe you’re not getting hired by directors because all they keep looking at is your skin,'” Thorne told Popsugar. “You go out and people think you’re dirty, that you’re, like, disgusting. That you must not take care of yourself because you’re uncleanly because you have acne. But really it’s something that everybody f—ing gets!”
While Thorne may be a teenager, her attitude toward her skin is wise beyond her years. She told the website that after struggling with breakouts and the scars that come with them over the years, the actress has come to accept her skin in whatever state it’s in — blemish-free or not. And she has her older sister, Dani, to thank for that.
“Just recently I started to become okay with it,” Thorne said. “Recently, my sister … we both struggle with trying to get acne taken care of. I was like, ‘Look at this pimple! I have a press day tomorrow, how did this just happen to me?’ and Dani was like, ‘That is a beautiful pimple, Bella. Your face is beautiful. You have beautiful skin. You love your face.'”
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In fact, according to the star, her entire perspective on life has changed, as she now approaches each day with an “I don’t care” attitude.
“In the past three to four months, I’ve really changed. I’ve really become a very different person,” she told Popsugar. “I’m really happy I’ve grown into who I’m becoming now and who I will become. And I kinda just changed my whole opinion, which was … ‘I don’t give a f—.’ I don’t care. You wanna trash me? I don’t care!”
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