When we spot a girl who's confident, strong, stalking the sidewalk like she just knows she's the Beyonce of her life -- we'll often observe that she's "comfortable in her skin."
But for many of us, being comfortable in your skin isn't just a breezy metaphor for knowing your worth, it's what happens after you've battled your uncontrollable pores -- from temple to T-Zone -- and triumphed. Whitney Port knows this struggle. The "Hills" star spent her teen years fighting stubborn acne, so every once in a while she posts a makeup-free selfie that shows off her (radiant) complexion.
Unfortunately, this habit has inspired haters. Like stubborn breakouts that won't go away, these commenters resurface every time to point out Whit's presumed iron deficiency -- she's been told she looks not only "ghostly" but "anemic." On Tuesday night (Sept. 15), the newly engaged reality TV vet decided she'd finally had enough.
"So I don't want to come off as preachy AT ALL!," she politely began an IG post, before going on to reveal, "lately, when I post a pic of myself without makeup on @instagram, people hate -- telling me I look dead or anemic or whatever! Over it!"
Sounding exasperated, the Whitney Eve designer went on to admit to her followers that she "struggled with my skin A LOT growing up." Having gotten it under control in recent years, she now avoids weighing it down with too many products. The clean-and-clear candids are a celebration of that. So she's not backing down now. Instead, Whit called on fans to follow suit and post their own bare-faced snaps using the hashtag #OurCleanSkinIsIn. That's a movement we can get behind because ~sorry, Bey~ but pretty should not hurt.