Demi Lovato has taken to social media to share an empowering make-up-free selfie.
The 27-year-old posted the fresh-faced snap on Instagram on Monday and told her 77 million followers she wanted to show them what she looked like the majority of the time.
“Haven’t done a #NoMakeupMonday in yearssss but I figured after posting so many glamorous pics with tons of makeup and hairpieces, it’s important to show myself underneath it all (sic),” Demi wrote in the caption. “This is what I look like 85-90 per cent of the time. Proud of my freckles, proud of booty chin and proud of myself for loving and accepting myself the way I am.”
Scooter Braun, Sarah Paulson, and Vanessa Hudgens were among those who left supportive comments on the image, along with singer Normani who simply wrote: “Beauty.”
The Skyscraper hitmaker’s powerful post comes after she candidly confessed to struggling with an exercise addiction, which she believes led to her near-fatal overdose in 2018.
“There were times I lived at the gym. I’d eat a meal, go work out. And that’s not happiness to me. That’s not freedom,” Demi told model Ashley Graham during an interview for her Pretty Big Deal podcast. “I was just running myself into the ground, and I honestly think that that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year.
“It was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”