Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart joins the skin positivity brigade by posting a photo of her cystic acne on Instagram
Lili Reinhart, just days after revealing her relationship with Cole Sprouse has decided to share her acne positivity as well
Skin positivity has been in full bloom lately, with celebrities like Lorde and Miley Cyrus, taking to social media to flaunt their flaws and wear them with pride. Joining the skin positivity brigade is Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart.
Recently, the star reportedly posted a bare face on her Instagram story, her zits visible in all their glory. She captioned the story, saying, "Tinder profile: Hi I'm Lili. I'm 21, a virgo, Cali-girl. And I have cystic acne. Hmu." Adorable, isn't it? After all, they are just a natural part of growing up and are super common, so much so that even celebrities with their extensive beauty regimes also fall victim to it. But instead of caking them up with layers of makeup, Lili decided to flaunt them, sending out the message that it is okay to have them.
She had revealed in an earlier interview with Teen Vogue that she had been struggling with the issue since she was in 7th grade. "Honestly, it’s something that I still struggle with. The first time I got acne, I was in seventh grade and it made me develop a form of body dysmorphic disorder. Actually, there is a specific kind of BDB associated with acne. Every time I have a big cystic pimple or something, it very much triggers that part of me where I don’t want to look at myself in the mirror," she said.
She also got real about how much it affected her, saying, "It’s hard to take pictures of myself, I don’t want to go out in public, and I want to hide my face. But, as I’ve gotten older, it’s a matter of realizing that I can’t let a pimple on my face decide what I do and where I go. Finding a skin routine that works for me helps."
She also shares tips and products that she likes to use on her skin to fight acne. In this interview, she had mentioned she uses St. Ives Apricot Scrub. She had also recently posted a story about Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, an Amazon hit that is said to be "The world's most powerful facial".