Lili Reinhart’s Acne Support System Is What We All Need During A Breakout
There’s nothing quite like seeing a celeb openly chatting about their cystic acne struggles, which is exactly why Lili Reinhart regularly updating fans her with her own skin problems is the breath of fresh air we so desparately needed.
The Riverdale actress is no stranger to the occasional breakout, having previously opened up on Insta with care free selfies of her face covered in spot cream.
But this time she’s explained how exactly it makes her feel when she knows there’s a mountain on her forehead that all but deserves its own passport.
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Explained over a series of Insta stories posts, Lili tells her followers:
“I have a cystic breakout on my forehead currently. And I had to do a photoshoot all day long. I’ve had cystic acne since I was 13. And it has caused major self esteem issues ever since. I had to put my biggest insecurity on display. There was nowhere do hide.
“20+ people were studying my face on the camera monitor at any given time during the 11 hour shoot. And all I could think about when I was in front of the camera were the pimples on my forehead. I always text my mom when I have a bad breakout.”
She goes on to add: “I tell her how ugly I feel and how the breakouts shatter my confidence every time they appear. I’m not sure if or when I’ll ever be able to accept my skin as it is. It’s problematic. It scars easily. It’s painful.
“But I’m hoping that someday I can feel beautiful even if I’m having a breakout. And that I won’t feel obsessive or paranoid. I feel the need to talk about my struggle with acne. Beacuase maybe if I normalise my broken-out skin, more people… Including myself… will be able to feel okay about their skin. My breakouts don’t define me.”
And she’s ready to start a whole new problem skin movement, making sure that those of us who know what it’s like to suffer from more than just a few pesky spots every now and then.
“To anyone out there who feels embarrassed or ashamed by a breakout… I feel you. We have each other. So let’s get through this acne experience together. I’d like to hear your skin story. Write or post about your acne experience under this hashtag I just made up off the top of my head. #breakoutbuddy.”
Lili, we’d love nothing more than to be your breakout buddy.