Ariel Winter goes makeup-free in new photo

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) — Ariel Winter drew praise with a makeup-free picture Thursday on Instagram.

The 18-year-old actress shared a bare-faced throwback photo with her two million followers, writing, “#tbt to last weekend on the lake 🙂 #nomakeup.”

Many complimented Winter’s fresh-faced look, with one fan writing, “So gorgeous!!! Your an such an inspiration to me.” Another lauded the Modern Family star’s “natural beauty.”

Winter, who typically wears makeup in her posts, told Entertainment Weekly in May that her confidence in her appearance “grew over time.” The actress is now known for promoting a body-positive message.

“I’ve been through a roller coaster with myself definitely, growing up in the public eye,” she admitted. “But I think now, as I’ve gotten older … I’ve had so many people around to help me learn to accept myself.”

“It’s a journey for everybody to find a way to be able to love themselves completely and never be insecure,” the star added. “That’s what I want to be in the future.”

Winter shared a bathtub scene from her movie Dog Years on Wednesday. The actress is best known for playing Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, which will return for an eighth season in September.

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