The multi-talented star talks to BuzzFeed about health, happiness, and the advice she wishes she could give her teenage self.
Demi Lovato is the rare pop star who uses her voice to do more than just belt. The outspoken singer has been impressively candid about her own struggles and become an advocate for young people battling eating disorders, mental illness, and addiction in the process. Recently, she took a break from her busy schedule to answer questions about feeling confident, staying active, and asking for help when you need it.
What does “healthy living” entail for you?
DL: For me, healthy living involves taking care of myself — both mentally and physically. It means surrounding myself with positive and supportive people, as well as exercising and maintaining a well-balanced diet. At this point, healthy living is just a way of life.
When do you feel the most confident?
DL: I feel most confident when I’m taking care of my body and my skin. I started posting #NoMakeupMonday selfies in hopes of inspiring other women to feel comfortable in their own skin. Embracing yourself is important and I wish that all women would realize how beautiful they are, inside and out. Aside from eating healthy and taking care of my body, I’ve always been passionate about skincare. It’s an essential part of my daily regimen, which is why I decided to create my own skincare line, DEVONNE by Demi. When my skin is clean, I feel my best! There’s no better way to take care of yourself than treating your body right.
What’s your favorite way to stay active?
DL: So many things. Hiking, walking on incline or any chance possible — I especially love my daily walks with Buddy — and cycling! I recently purchased my own bike and took it on the road with me during my world tour. I also enjoy taking classes when I have free time.