Bella Thorne Gets Real About Struggle With Acne: 'I'm Very Self-Conscious'

by Hope Schreiber

Wait... celebrities are humans like us? They don't have blue blood or perfect skin?

Bella Thorne recently took to Instagram to talk about something she's super self-conscious about: her acne.

So, good news, middle school me: You aren't alone. But you are still a hideous monster for other reasons so don't get cocky!

Thorne wrote,

Real skin alert. It's no secret I struggle w acne. Sometimes it's clear and sometimes it's just not. I'm very self conscious and constantly feeling bad about myself. BUT I shouldn't feel bad. It is normal to have acne. EVERY1 does! It's only our society and social media outlets like this one that tells us we have to have 'perfect skin' to be considered socially acceptable. I'm here to tell you rn FUCK THAT. I'm going to show my skin for what is it and own it. No matter what any1 says.

Leave it to Bella to keep it on the real real.

Thorne usually looks flawless on screen and on the red carpet, so it's nice that she's showing off her real face to her fans and 14 million followers who may be questioning why they can't be flawless too.

Spoiler alert: No one is really flawless. (Except me.)

The 18-year-old has talked about her struggle with acne before. She told InStyle that her self-esteem was seriously affected by her skin.


She said,

I went through this terrible acne phase and I cried every night for two months straight. It sounds really stupid to be like 'Oh, you know, I cared about what my face looked like,' but you know when you're a girl and people genuinely don't accept you because you have a problem like acne, which everyone gets. It's actually unbelievable the amount of people that would look at me differently just because I had acne.

So, stop stressing about your skin -- because stress actually causes acne too.

Citations: Instagram (Instagram)