This Is How Bella Thorne Got Rid of Her "Humiliating" Acne
Bella Thorne's skin may be on fleek now, but like a ton of teens (and adults), she too struggled with a face full of pimples and zits.
When Seventeen asked the Duff star if she ever had to battle breakouts, Bella told the mag, "Oh my god, yes. I got dermatitis [an inflammation of the skin, which causes it to break out into a rash] on my forehead and then started breaking out all over from makeup artists using dirty makeup brushes on my face."
"Before, I thought they always cleaned their brushes, because why wouldn't they? But they didn't always, which is really gross and unsanitary," she continued. "To be honest, when you have bad acne, nobody knows how it feels — until they have experienced it. I always understood what it was, but then I had it, and I mean, you want to cry when you look in the mirror. Like, actually cry. If you haven't had acne then you don't know, but it's this terrible, terrible feeling. It's humiliating." Ugh. So true.
Bella said hers was so bad that she didn't give people much of a chance to talk about it, because she "kind of didn't step out of the house" when she had it. When she did leave, "It was terrible," she said. "I couldn't even go out without any makeup. I really had to pack it on to cover it." The 17-year-old actress even felt like she wasn't hired for some roles because of her acne.
To help clear up her skin, Bella used Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit, Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit and the Pure & Free SPF 50 from Neutrogena. "I also use the Neutrogena SkinClearing Concealer, because it helps with acne while you're wearing makeup, so it's doing two things at once, which is super-important," she added. "All skin types are so different though and need very different things, so what works for me may not work for someone else."
Now that Bella's skin has cleared up, she feels confident going out with no make-up, and her boyfriend Gregg Sulkin loves her make-up free look too. "He says I look stunning with makeup on but likes me without makeup because he thinks my skin is beautiful and that girls shouldn't have to wear makeup," she said. #relationshipgoals