Riverdale star Lili Reinhart finds it comforting to share her acne battle with fans.
The actress has struggled with breakouts and zits for years and refuses to pretend to have perfect skin, despite being in the spotlight.
She has also refused to stay silent about her problem areas, confessing her pimples and spots have helped make her who she is today.
“You’re presented with movie stars and TV stars who have beautiful skin, and you don’t see acne because it’s unappealing, especially in Riverdale, where everyone looks perfect all the time,” she tells People magazine. “I definitely came on this show feeling like I had the worst skin and I felt very self-conscious about it.”
The 22 year old decided to be open about her struggle in the hopes that others could relate to her experience, frequently sharing her stories with her over 12 million Instagram followers.
“I find it therapeutic sharing that with my fans because it made me feel like it was OK when I broke out,” Reinhart says. “It also shows other people that it’s OK to break out.”
The beauty has channelled her experiences into her role as a spokesperson for skincare brand Dermalogica, admitting the new platform has played a role in her ability to ignore negative comments from trolls online.
“I do get negativity and awful comments,” she adds. “People criticise the relationship that I’m in (with boyfriend and co-star Cole Sprouse) and they say ‘fire her stylist’ if I’m wearing something that someone doesn’t like.
“You could have 100 nice comments and one sour one, and you’re going to remember the sour one because it offends you and insults you. But that is such a small fraction of what I’m seeing on my social media.”
Thankfully, Reinhart, who recently signed on as a model for H&M, has grown self-assured enough to look past the unwanted attention.
“I don’t know how I’ve gotten to this point, but it truly bounces off my back,” she says. “I think it’s because I’m confident in myself, I’m confident in my relationship, in my friendships and in my talent that I know that what they’re saying isn’t true. I don’t feel insecure at this point in my life.”
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