Lili shared a hilarious (and #tooreal) photo on her Instagram stories, showing her smiling and makeup-free with little blobs of white cream dotted on her face. The caption: “Tinder profile: Hi I'm Lili. I'm 21, a Virgo, Cali-Girl 😝 And I have cystic acne. Hmu.”
Her condition, cystic acne, is the most severe form of acne, according to the Mayo Clinic. It happens when oil and dead skin cells build up deep within hair follicles, causing large, festering bumps under the skin that can't be popped. They're generally caused by , the bacteria that can cause acne. (And it can be painful AF). It sucks, but thankfully, Lili's got a sense of humour about it.
This isn't the first time Lili has opened up about her cystic acne. Last fall, the shared her skin-care routine on her Instagram stories, including her favourite go-to face mask (which is only $9 on Amazon!) and exfoliating peel.
And she's not the only Hollywood star who has this struggle. Kendall Jenner told a fan to "never let that sh*t stop you!" after appearing on the Golden Globes red carpet with acne in January. And in a recent Instagram Story, Justin Bieber declared that "pimples are in" with a photo of himself with a sprinkle of zits across his forehead.
It's refreshing to see a celeb share their not-so-perfect skin on social media (proof that in some ways, they're still just like us). Lili's post is a reminder that acne is a fact of life for many of us—and it's nothing to be ashamed of.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US