Bella Thorne didn’t always have clear skin.

In a new interview with InStyle, the 18-year-old opened up about her issues with acne, admitting that it wrecked her self-esteem.

“I cried every night for months. It sounds silly to say that I cared so much about my face, but when you’re a young girl, it takes a toll on your self-esteem. It’s unbelievable how people looked at me differently because I had pimples. I’m still self-conscious about it.”

She turned to her friends for support (girl power!), and everything changed: “You have to take a deep breath, realize that whatever is stressing you out is not the end of the world, and trust that you’ll move on,” she said.

We couldn’t agree more! For more on Bella, you can watch her full interview here.