Bella Thorne on Loving Her Skin — Including Her Acne Scars | Pretty Unfiltered

Bella Thorne on Loving Her Skin — Including Her Acne Scars | Pretty Unfiltered


– Hey, what’s up? I’m Bella Thorne and
today we’re talking about loving your skin, acne scars and all. – Hey guys, it’s Kirbie. Welcome to Pretty Unfiltered. My guest today is Bella Thorne, hey babe. – Hey, hey, hey, what up, guys? – OK, can I just tell you,
Bella is chill, so chill. – Chill AF. – Chill AF and I’m loving
it ’cause a lot of times I have to like bring up
my energy level 1000% and you– – You gotta bring it low. – We’re like girlfriends. We’re simpatico right now. So Bella, you crack me up because I was perusing your Twitter. – [Bella] Oh yeah, my Twitter’s so crazy. – I love your Twitter and
you were talking about your skin and, I mean,
I’m looking at her skin up close and personal and
it’s absolutely beautiful so it’s funny you were
actually complaining about it. But you have dealt with
skin issues in the past and that’s what we’re
gonna cover today, right? When did you start
dealing with skin issues? – I started dealing with really bad acne. Like I always had some like
forehead acne on Shake It Up and like I had bangs
and I would be dancing and I’d be sweating, and
my makeup and then they’d just keep touching it
up and so I always got really bad acne on my
forehead and a little bit on my chin which is basically just regular hormonal stuff that everybody gets. But then I worked on a movie
called Amityville Horror and I got dermatitis and it was awful. – So I know what dermatitis
is, but for those of who might not know– – Sorry, sorry. – Can you explain a little bit about it? Because I think people
need to know ’cause they might think it’s acne, but– – Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s
like bacteria that spread. So they weren’t cleaning
the makeup brushes and so what would happen
is she would pop a pimple on my face and then she’d put makeup on it with the makeup brush and
then it would just like get inside the open
pore, all this bacteria. And so then it went from
there and then it went from this pimple to this pimple
and then it just spread like– – Wildfire. – Yeah, it looks almost
like a heat rash where you have thousands of little bumps. You actually see it on a lot of actresses. If they like look in the
sun, you see all these little bumps under their
skin and it’s usually from dirty makeup brushes and
just bacteria being spread. – Exactly and a lot of
people think it’s acne so they start treating it like it’s acne– – That’s what I had done. – And it makes it worse. – Oh my god, that’s what I had done, it was awful, bad idea. At one point they were like,
“Maybe you’re not getting “hired by directors ’cause all they keep “looking at is your skin.” And I was like (inhales breath). – Has it ever kept you
from doing something you wanted to do, like
something you enjoyed? – I didn’t want to go out of the house. I didn’t want to leave my
bedroom because I would have to put makeup on
it and you couldn’t ever cover it ’cause it was that bad. And so then I would be like
sitting there with my mom just pounding with makeup
over makeup over makeup just trying to make it look better and it just keep making it worse. And like my mom was only
trying to help me by being like, “Oh, let’s get this
done, let’s get this done,” but it was just causing me
more stress ’cause I just keep thinking about how ugly
it looked and how terrible. And people, like you go
out and people think that you’re like dirty, that
you’re disgusting, that you must not take care of
yourself and you’re uncleanly because you have acne but it’s really just something that everybody (bleep) gets. – Did you ever come to terms,
like was there something that you told yourself that made you feel better about your skin? – When I had the really bad breakouts, no. I would just, like I said,
I would just cry and cry and then I would have a
day where I didn’t have any pimples and I would
wake up the next day and have like five new
ones, five new whiteheads and I’d be like, “What the hell?” And just, you know, just
recently I started to be OK with it. My sister, we both
struggle with, you know, trying to get acne taken
care of and everything and she was just like,
yesterday I was like, “Look at this, I woke up
with this pimple and I got “a press day tomorrow. “How did this just happen to me?” And Dani was like, “That’s
a beautiful pimple, Bella. “Your face is beautiful. “You have beautiful skin. “You love your face, you love your skin, “you love your acne,” and
it really helps when you, if you stress out about
it and you’re like, “God, I look so horrendous,
I look so horrendous,” like you’re just putting it out there, you’re making it worse and you’re making your skin stress out
and your mind which is gonna like tell your
skin to break out more. So now I just have to,
every time I get a pimple I’m like, “It’s a beautiful
pimple, so pretty, “such a nice pimple, I love
my skin, I love my skin.” I have to keep telling
myself that every day. “I love my face, I love my face.” – And recently you’ve been
posting makeup-free selfies, you’ve gone out in public makeup free. – I’m always going out in public. So I’m always wearing a
baseball cap (laughs). – But it’s super empowering
for people to see that and I think you even said
that you got to a point where you’re like, “I have
acne scars, but I don’t care. “I’m walking out in
public without makeup on “because I don’t care.” – Yeah. – Was there anything that
led you to that place? – You know, in the last
three, four months I’ve really changed, like I’ve really become a very different person than
I used to be and I’m really happy that I’ve grown
into who I’m becoming now and will become. And I kinda just changed my whole opinion which was just like, “I
don’t give a (bleep), OK? “I don’t care, you wanna
trash me, I don’t care. “You wanna say I’m ugly, I don’t care. “Honestly, I don’t care, I
really don’t care anymore.” And that’s why I go out, I don’t put make, also you shouldn’t put
makeup on if you have acne. Don’t cover it up, let it breathe. The more you put makeup on,
the worse you’re making it. – You are such a role
model for so many people and people look up to you. – Thanks. – Do you think that social
media played into how you felt about yourself
before you felt empowered? – Totally. That’s why people ask
me about social media all the time and how great it is. I’m like, it’s just as, it’s
great and it’s also so bad. Like it’s so bad, like
I’ll get Tweets and stuff talking (bleep) about like
my dyslexia or I spelled this wrong or I’m not saying
this right or I’m acting weird in this video with
my boyfriend, like all this crazy stuff and I’m just like,
what’s wrong with you guys? Literally, what is wrong with you? Why do you feel the need
to trash someone over the Internet while you’re sitting behind a computer screen? You don’t know them. You don’t know their struggles. You don’t know that I used
to cry and cry every day because I felt so terrible
about what I looked like. You see I talk (bleep) on
my Twitter, I’m always like super honest and super
true to me and, you know, I think that my fans now, my
fanbase is growing so heavily in the past four months
and it’s because people are just like, “Damn, this
girl, like she just, “she doesn’t care. “She’s just gonna be her
and she’s not gonna let “what people say get to
her and she’s just gonna “be her own person,” and man, that’s what I’m trying every day. – Tell us about Burt’s Bees
and the Love Your Nature campaign that you’re part of. – I’m really excited, I’m so excited to be working with them. You know, what’s great about
Burt’s Bees anyway is that it’s all natural so
everything you’re putting on your face you know is from the earth which can’t be bad if it’s from the earth so it’s good and they have some beautiful new lipsticks, I’m so excited. I’m wearing one today and I was like, “Oh damn, this is moisturizing and good,” but it’s basically just
about loving your nature, just loving who you are as a person, being comfortable with
yourself and even if you’re not comfortable right
this minute you will be, like you will learn to be. It takes time and you can
also participate with us by hashtagging Love Your
Nature and Tweet a photo, Instagram something, like let me see what you love about yourself. – You know what, I feel
like you have a future career as a spiritual guru. Like if acting doesn’t
work out, which it’s going just great for you, you like,
“And one with yourself.” – Me and my sister (laughing). – All together now. Guys, thank you so much for watching. Please check out Bella, she’s everywhere. You can find her Instagram,
Twitter, Facebook. – Snapchat, any socials. – Oh, her Snapchat’s great. Like go check that out immediately, it’s like LOL city. As always, in the comment
section below, let me know who you want to see on the next episode. You guys actually
requested Bella so the fact that we have you here is amazing. – Thanks, guys! – Let me know who you want
to see on the next episode, topics you want us to discuss. We are here to help you,
that’s the whole point of Pretty Unfiltered. As always, you can
follow me @KirbieJohnson and I will see you next time. Bye, guys!
– [Bella] #LoveYourNature – Hashtag.
– [Bella] Bye.

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