The Most Valuable Beauty Advice Celebs Would Give Their Younger Selves

Hindsight is 20/20, right? We all have times in our lives we wish we could alter. For me, it’s not so much about regret as it is about wisdom and perspective. Each experience I’ve had (many of which I’ve written about), has made me into the person I am now. I really believe that. But I’d love to be able to reassure myself during those times, perhaps impart some much-needed thoughtfulness on my angsty and often all-too-harsh teenage brain. I’d tell myself not to worry about my weight or my hair or my parents’ income. I’d remind myself that growing up differently than the majority of my friends will yield compassion, character, and maturity. And, ultimately, those difficult situations will help to flourish a pretty incredible career, IMHO. I’d also lay off the bronzer.

We look to celebrities for so much—beauty and style inspiration as well as advice, aspiration, and entertainment. They often feel so untouchable it’s hard to remember that at one point or another, they were walking down those judgmental high school hallways, wondering if their hair looked acceptable or their skin was flaring up. They too had to worry about where to sit in the lunch room. Below, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most valuable beauty advice a few celebrities wish they could tell themselves during those times. Keep reading and remind yourself to feel good about yourself today.

What advice would you give your younger self? Sound off in the comments below.