Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, 19, puts her blemishes on display as she shares makeup-free selfies and opens up about how she has learned to love her skin in ‘every and all states’
- The Grown-ish star took to Instagram on Sunday to share two close-up photos of herself that highlight the smattering of spots on her forehead and chin
- In her empowering caption, Yara wrote about how she is committed to loving her skin and has to remind herself to not worry about her blemishes
- The teen said she chooses to see her breakouts as a self-care reminder, and her post has been liked more than 455,000 times
- Zoë Kravitz, Janelle Monáe, Olivier Rousteing, Karlie Kloss, and Cleo Wade are among those who commented on the photos
Actress Yara Shahidi proudly showed off her blemishes in a makeup-free selfie while sharing an important message that she has learned about self-love and self-care.
The 19-year-old Grown-ish star took to Instagram on Sunday to post two close-up photos of herself smiling for the camera while the sun shines down on her, highlighting the smattering of spots on her forehead and chin.
‘Happy Sunday from me and my skin that I’ve committed to love in every and all states,’ she captioned the images, explaining that she chooses to see her breakouts in a positive light.
Keeping it real: Yara Shahidi, 19. took to Instagram on Sunday to share two close-up photos of herself that highlight the blemishes on her forehead and chin
Beautiful message: In her empowering caption, the Grown-ish star wrote about how she is committed to loving her skin in ‘every and all states’
‘With travel + work + 24/7 in makeup I have to actively remind myself to not sweat the details (aka the blemishes) and reframe it as a reminder to make sure I’m taking care of myself,’ she wrote.
In the first snapshot, Yara is posing with her hand resting on her head and her chin tilted toward the camera. The second photo shows her smiling with her eyes closed. Her dark curls are pulled up into a bun, and she is dressed in a casual gray tank top.
The bare-faced photos earned more than 455,000 likes and thousands of comments from people praising her for her empowering message — including her famous friends.
‘You’re such a beauty sis,’ Zoë Kravitz wrote, while Janelle Monáe commented: ‘I love u, I needed this post. TY.’
Role model: The bare-faced photos earned more than 455,000 likes and thousands of comments from people praising her for her empowering message
Famous friends: Zoë Kravitz, Janelle Monáe, Olivier Rousteing, Karlie Kloss, and Cleo Wade are among those who commented on the photos
Designer Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain, posted hearts and a heart-eyes emoji, and writer Cleo Wade shared: ‘So wise. Love you so much.’
‘You and your skin are beautiful with or without a stitch of makeup sis,’ insisted Elaine Welteroth, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, while model Karlie Kloss added: ‘Couldn’t agree more.’
The teen activist isn’t shy about sharing photos of herself au naturel, and her Instagram page is a steady mix of makeup-free shots and their glamorous counterparts.
‘Just being a teenager and all that, sometimes my forehead likes to rebel and it’s really been about how do I embrace that,’ she told Vogue of her acne breakouts in May while filming her beauty routine.
Social media star: The teen activist’s Instagram page is a mix of makeup-free photos and glamorous selfies
Amazing: Earlier this month, Yara was one of the inspiring women who were honored at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards
Exciting discussion: Yara also recently discussed ‘call-out culture’ with former President Barack Obama
Earlier this month, Yara was one of the inspiring women who were honored at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
She also recently discussed ‘call-out culture’ with former President Barack Obama, who said: ‘That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.’
After some backlash, Yara defended his statement, telling The Hollywood Reporter: ‘His comments to me were about the importance of action.
‘Really acknowledging, “When are you taking action and when are you content just identifying the problem?”‘
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