Lili Reinhart acne
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"Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart is #BeautyGoals on and off screen. Fans scour her Instagram for makeup ideas because, let's be real, who wouldn't want to look like the real-life Betty Cooper?

Reinhart, however, admitted it took her years to be comfortable in her own skin. She told Seventeen that she developed "really bad acne" in seventh grade, and it drastically affected how she viewed herself. 

Reinhart said she'd go to extreme lengths to avoid looking at her face — even if it meant she had to do her makeup with the lights off. 

Reinhart revealed she used to do her makeup in the dark so she wouldn't have to see her acne. 

Lili Reinhart did her makeup in the dark
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She would dodge the mirror for "months at a time." 

"I developed slight body dysmorphia," Reinhart told Seventeen. "When I would break out, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror for a couple of months at a time. I remember doing my makeup before school in the dark, which is an awful idea, but it’s because I didn’t want to see myself in that bright light."

While she still has breakouts and moments of insecurity, Reinhart no longer feels like she has to "hide" from her face. 

Lili Reinhart acne
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"I have cystic acne and sometimes when I have a breakout it triggers me back to that time when I was a teen and I feel so self-conscious — like the whole world is looking at my bad skin," she admitted. "Maybe my acne will go away eventually, but for right now, I try to acknowledge it. Acknowledge in my Instagram stories when I’m wearing pimple cream on my face. And poke fun at it in a way, as much as I can."

She learned to embrace her skin — zits and all.

Lili Reinhart's skin
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 "At the end of the day, I tell myself that if I’m walking down the street or having lunch, other people don’t give a shit what my skin looks like," Reinhart concluded. "It’s just me who cares."

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