Malin Akerman reveals 'constant struggle' she has as an actress that's 'part of the job'

Malin Akerman is opening up about a "constant struggle" that she faces as an actress.

The "Billions" star recently sat down with AOL Entertainment at the GBK Style Lounge, where she revealed that one of the more difficult aspects of being an actress is the toll that the job takes on her hair and skin, which, combined with her autoimmune disorder, forces her to seek extra support for her health.

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"My hair is constantly being torn out, and I'm always caked in makeup," she said. "And I have an autoimmune disorder that affects my hair, skin and nails, so I really do need the health and support to build a real foundation for those things."

"It's a constant struggle for me," she continued. "It's no joke. Hair straighteners and curlers really take a toll. It's part of the job, but you need the support."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Malin Akerman attends The 2nd Anniversary Party for Lenny, in partnership with Cole Haan at The Jane Hotel on September 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Malin Akerman attends 'mother!' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Malin Akerman talks beauty secrets at the Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Celebrity Lounge during Fashion Week on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Nature's Bounty)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Malin Akerman attends the 2017 Harper ICONS party at The Plaza Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Malin Akerman attends the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Malin Akerman attends a private event at Hyde Staples Center hosted by Sandals Resorts for the Ed Sheeran concert at Hyde Lounge at The Staples Center on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Sandals Resorts)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: Malin Akerman attends the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Inaugural Play LA Fundraiser at The LA Coliseum on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Children's Hospital Los Angeles )
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 20: Malin Akerman attends the Closing Ceremony of the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 20, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 19: Malin Akerman attends the Golden Nymph Nominees party at the Monte Carlo Bay hotel on day 4 of the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 19, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 17: Malin Akerman attends photocall for 'Billions' on June 17, 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 16: Actress Malin Akerman attends the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival Opening Ceremony on June 16, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Actor/activist Malin Akerman attends the EMA Impact Summit at Montage Beverly Hills on March 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 23: Malin Akerman attends the EMA Impact Summit held at the Montage Beverly Hills on March 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Actresses Malin Akerman, Emmanuelle Chriqui and AnnaLynne McCord attend a private event hosted by Hudson at Hyde Staples Center for a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on March 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Hudson Jeans)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Malin Akerman attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Malin Akerman attends Build Series to discuss 'Billions' at Build Studio on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 491 -- Pictured: Actress Malin Akerman arrives on February 16, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Malin Akerman enters the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Malin Akerman attends Esquire's celebration of March cover star James Corden and the Mavericks of Hollywood presented by Hugo Boss at Sunset Tower Hotel on February 8, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Esquire)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actress Malin Akerman arrives at the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring nominees for The Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Malin Akerman attends the premiere of STX Entertainment's 'The Space Between Us' at ArcLight Hollywood on January 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Malin Akerman arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Which is why she added Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies to her daily routine. Akerman told us that maintaining her health was "ingrained" in her growing up because her mother owned health food stores and stressed the importance of living a healthy life.

"I've always been a beauty comes from within kind of girl," she said.

Another force in her life that pushes her to life heathily? Her 4-year-old son, Sebastian, who she shares with ex Roberto Zincone.

"My son is the air that I breathe," she told us with a smile. "For me to be able to keep up with him, I have to have enough energy. I have to get enough sleep. I have to get my vitamins and my nutrients. I want him to grow up with a sense of repsonsibility for his own self and the planet and the environment. We talk a lot about that, because I want him to be a conscious little human being."

Akerman and her son's influence on one another isn't just about talk, either -- they walk the walk! The pair adorably starts their day together in order to be set for the rest of their respective days.

"Our morning routine is everything," she explained. "We get up in the morning and have breakfast together. He has his vitamins, and I have my vitamins."

Now if you'll excuse us, we're going to start taking our vitamins now.

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