03/27/2014 05:38 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2014

Troian Bellisario Shares Inspiring Message About True Beauty

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Like the rest of us, "Pretty Little Liars" star Troian Bellisario likes getting a compliment every now and again, but the 28-year-old actress also has a great attitude about loving yourself.

On Wednesday, March 26, Bellisario took to Instagram to share an inspirational message with her fans:

So. Getting compliments is wonderful and everyone should feel beautiful in their own skin. But I get my hair and make up done professionally. For a job. That's not beauty. That's make up it's a curling iron and hairspray. What's beautiful is inside you. It's your creativity. It's your intelligence. Your empathy and your kindness to your fellow man. I could care less about being "pretty" or "perfect" and we should all ask ourselves why in our society that is the "highest" and most common compliment we are paying to our female friends. I'm so grateful for your support. And so thrilled to read your words. I love that you love Pll and are kind and supportive to each other. But let's put this to bed... Foundation and a blow dryer do not a woman make. Rock on everyone.

It's not the first time one of the stars of "Pretty Little Liars" has spoken out about unrealistic standards of beauty. Back in December 2013, Ashley Benson slammed a promotional poster for the show featuring the four main characters, claiming it had been overly Photoshopped. Similarly, Benson took to Instagram and posted the poster and wrote:

Saw this floating around....hope it's not the poster. Our faces in this were from 4 years ago.....and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photo shop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It's not attractive.



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