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Bella Thorne: 'Having acne doesn't make me dirty'

Published 16/06/2016

Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne was once told that her skin problems may be what's stopping her from getting hired.

Actress Bella Thorne hated people thinking she was "dirty" because of her acne.

The 18-year-old star may look older than her years, but she still suffers the same problems that countless teenagers encounter. She's made her skin problems no secret, and takes various medication and precautions to keep her face clean, but that hasn't stopped her pimples attracting negative attention.

"At one point, they said, 'Maybe you're not getting hired by directors because all they keep looking at is your skin,'" she told Popsugar of professional feedback she's received. "You go out and people think you're dirty, that you're, like, disgusting. That you must not take care of yourself because you're unclean because you have acne. But really it's something that everybody f**king gets!"

Bella is aware her skin will never be perfect, but has now come to terms with it. And with her sister going through the same insecurities, the flame-haired beauty isn't alone with her acne battle - especially as her sibling boosts her confidence during times of need.

"I was like, 'Look at this pimple! I have a press day tomorrow, how did this just happen to me?' and Dani was like, 'That is a beautiful pimple, Bella. Your face is beautiful. You have beautiful skin. You love your face,'" Bella recalled.

Bella's confidence has grown so much that the Blended star can even go out make-up free these days, and she certainly doesn't let other people's nasty comments get to her anymore.

It seems her new-found self assurance has boosted her career too as she's teamed up with Burt's Bees on their #LoveYourNature campaign, which encourages people to embrace their appearances.

Speaking to Teen Vogue recently, Bella shared what she hopes will come of the cause: "We spend too much time saying what we don’t like about ourselves, and I want to focus on loving all of those things about yourself."

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