You might think Riverdale star Lili Reinhart's glam life filled with red carpet events and photoshoots is always fabulous...
...but in an emotional Instagram story, Lili opened up about the not-so-glam — but incredibly relatable — struggle she deals with on a daily basis: her cystic acne.
While Lili has spoken out about it in the past, this time she documented exactly what was going through her mind when she had to deal with a breakout on a big day:
Lili continued by explaining what she does whenever she starts feeling down on herself:
She also explained why she felt it was important to share what she was going through with her followers:
Here's the full text of Lili's post:
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 12. And it has caused major self esteem issues ever since. I had to put my biggest insecurity on display. There was nowhere to 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 to tell her how ugly I feel, and these 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. Because maybe if I normalize my skin, more people... including myself... will be able to feel okay about their skin. My breakouts don't define me. To anyone out there who feels embarrassed or ashamed by breakouts... I feel you. We have each other so let's get through this acne experience together.