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Actress shares the ‘tools’ she uses to navigate Hollywood’s impossible beauty standards

Actress shares the ‘tools’ she uses to navigate Hollywood’s impossible beauty standards

Candace Cameron Bure, best known for playing D.J. Tanner on ABC’s “Full House,” is no stranger to the crushing pressure of Hollywood’s impossible and toxic beauty standards.

Bure is now back in the entertainment industry, and while she loves her “fitness routine” and “being a healthy eater,” she knows where to draw the line.

“There are unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards in the entertainment industry that I'm sure you had to battle against,” says Allie Beth Stuckey.

“I still do,” Bure admits, citing “the Ozempic craze” as one area she’s currently struggling with.

“I’m like, ‘Should I go on Ozempic?’ … I’m not going to go on Ozempic, but these are the things that cross my mind because the standard is so high and I’m in front of the camera all day,” she continues, adding that “a lot of the pressure comes from [herself].”

Bure is open about her former eating disorder, and while she’s had control over it for “20 years,” she still has to “battle it all the time.”

“I have tools in place that help me,” she says.

Before making a decision, “I'm going to remind myself how I'm going to feel, I'm going to remind myself of every physicality” that might happen — “whether my stomach’s going to feel bloated, whether my eyes and face are going to hurt.”

“I was bulimic for a long time, so I remind myself of the things that feel awful and the consequences of it,” she says, adding that this method “snaps [her] back to reality.”

As for exercise, Bure focuses on “[feeling] strong and healthy,” allowing “all of those endorphins” to help “clear [her] mind.”

“My fitness journey is really for my emotional health,” she says.

She also looks to her Christian faith to guide her through those internal battles.

“I have an ongoing dialogue with God, and so, my prayer life is pretty strong,” she tells Allie. “If I pull the Holy Spirit into my mind and I'm constantly praying and asking God to renew my mind, it helps.”

To hear about how Candace handles the pressure to look perfect on social media and the inevitability of aging, watch the clip below.

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