Here's Why Sarah Hyland's Makeup-Free Photo Is Going Viral

It came with a reminder we all need to hear

Updated 07/03/18

Celebrities: They're just like us. Oftentimes, the glitz and glam we see on the big screen and the red carpet presents a cloudy image of celebrities. Truth be told, they don't walk around with a full face of makeup and a highlighter beaming to the heavens all the time. Sure, they're more done-up than the average person is on a regular basis, but that doesn't mean they're more beautiful than anyone else. Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland, who is often seen in the spotlight looking close to perfect, shed light on loving the skin you're in behind all the makeup.

The actress posted a raw, makeup-free selfie on Instagram that has racked up over 326,000 likes and 1500 comments. Seeing her filter-free photo and bare-faced skin is refreshing. But it's her caption that's even more empowering. She wrote: "Monday Mantra: Be patient. Be kind. Be free. Don't stress. Don't overthink. Don't worry. Just be. #nomakeupmonday #theresnofilterforlife." You can say that again, girl.

Sarah Hyland's Makeup-Free Selfie

Commenters are thrilled to see this genuine reminder of self-love. We're often bombarded with the false societal belief that we need surface-level things like makeup and filters to feel beautiful. And actresses are idolized for perpetuating this stereotype. So Hyland preaching the gospel we all need to hear is a down-to-earth moment that should happen more often on social media. 

This isn't the first time the actress has kept it real for her followers. A few months back, she posted a series of makeup-free photos in the bathtub accompanied by another inspiring message. 

She wrote: "Caption change: Women are funny. Women are brave. Women are caring and strong. We are raw and tough. Our bodies defy reason and our minds are powerful. I'm confident. I'm insecure. I'm a woman. I'm human. Think whatever you'd like about these photographs. I like to think of them as moments of art and expression suspended in time." 

In many ways, Hyland's message is affirming the fact that true beauty starts from within. Don't ever feel like you need to depend on makeup to feel like your best self. In the spirit of skincare, everything starts with a clean canvas. A part of self-care is spoiling your skin with products that'll enhance your natural beauty. Ahead are some of the most raved-about products that'll give you glowing skin sans makeup. 

Banana Bright Eye Creme 0.5 oz/ 15 mL
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme $38
Jet Lag Mask 2.25 oz/ 64 g
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask $48
! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 1.7 oz/ 50 mL
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 $32
Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Natural 1.7 oz
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Natural $45
COMPLEXION RESCUE(TM) Tinted Moisturizer Dune 7.5 1.18 oz
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Dune $30
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment $158
C-Firma(TM) Day Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum $80
100 percent Pure Argan Oil 4 oz - Jumbo/ 120 mL
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil $96
Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer 1.6 oz/ 50 mL
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer $45
The Water Cream 1.7 oz/ 50 mL
Tatcha The Water Cream $68

Here's to your best skin confidence yet! 

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