Selena Gomez has always been open and honest with her fans about her health, whether that be her mental or physical well-being.

In an exclusive interview with People, Gomez is opening up about why that is and explains how her struggles inspired her beauty line, Rare Beauty.

Selena Gomez talks mental health and beauty

In her latest exclusive interview with People, Selena Gomez is getting real about her struggles with mental health, something she says she's never hidden from her fans. 

Selena Gomez attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.

Launching her own beauty line this year, Gomez has had countless positive experiences in 2020, and she says she hopes to use her platform to tackle important issues like Black Lives Matter and Trans rights.

"I don’t feel like Rare Beauty would have been [possible] three or four years ago," she said in the publication's "People of the Year" issue.

"I understand now how it feels to be on the other side, comparing myself or thinking I need to look more like this or more like that to fit in," she added. "It can take a toll on you, for sure."

"We’re not all a certain way, and we’re not meant to be. It’s fair to say that I am 1000 percent on the journey with the consumers," she added. "It’s not easy for everybody, and I want people to know they’re not alone."

Earlier this year, Gomez made headlines after handing her Instagram over to two political activists, Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garza and Black Trans Circles founder Raquel Willis.

"That was a no-brainer," she said of her decision, noting that her profile reaches 195 million followers.

"It made sense for me to learn, and learn from the best people," she added. 

Along with her political activism, Gomez also went on to share in November that 2020 was the first time she exercised her right to vote.

"I’ve had a sliver of dealing with [racism] growing up, especially with my dad [who is Mexican]. When it came to telling people to vote, I felt like it was my duty," she said.

"Witnessing strong women who have walked journeys that I couldn’t imagine walking was such a pinch-me moment, and I’m just very grateful," she concluded.

Selena Gomez is featured in People's last issue of 2020 and is listed as one of their People of the Year. 

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