Hania Aamir reveals her battle with acne in an inspiring new post.
Societal beauty standards make it out to seem that celebrities are a perfectly bred specimen walking the earth amidst us halflings. While plastic surgery and airbrushing are just two bandwagons celebrities hop on, it’s a relief when we find out that celebrities, too have flaws – and an even bigger *sigh* exudes when these celebrities embrace them (making them all the more human).
Hania Aamir revealed her struggle with acne in a recent post and essayed her long battle with attempting to get her skin to heal.
The actress posted two side profiles of her face before discussing the unrealistic beauty standards that Pakistan society has laid out for women.
Hania dispelled the belief that celebrities had perfect skin, and owed it mostly to “airbrushed” images that are the only acceptable form of beauty.
The ‘Anaa’ actress spoke about how she had tried almost everything to get rid of her spots, and how the stress of it all resulted in anxiety and sleepless nights.
So I have always struggled with mild acne. Always had these bumps on my forehead that JUST WOULD NOT BUDGE! I had gotten used to them. But the journey I have been on for a couple of months has been quite a painful one.
I’d just come back to chitral from a day trip to kalash and after I had washed my face it started to burn and my skin went red. Didn’t take it seriously but the next day I had these tiny red bumps ALL OVER MY FACE.I freaked out but didn’t let it get the best of me because I was at work. They would show on camera, everybody started to ask me, started with the totkas and then came the anxiety.. khair when I got back they kind of calmed down.My skin looked clearer than before. But some three months back it started to act up again and it was even worse this time! I kept it clean,toner,creams,dermatologists,everything! Nothing seemed to fix my skin and I had my night AND days of crying. Feeling insecure. Anxiety. Makeup wouldn’t help. I was a mess but I went through it and got out of it too.
I went to a different doctor and he prescribed me some meds. My skin has been better than before.
But it made me wonder.. Why is my skin defining me? Who has made these beauty standards that we always feel the need to match? The society? Clear skin is beauty? I know that the idea of being “perfect” is appealing to majority but you don’t need to be an airbrushed flawless image to feel beautiful.
Nobody should feel the pressure of matching the ridiculous societal beauty standards.Have your own.Beauty is within and anybody who makes you feel small because of what you LOOK like shouldn’t be around you!
To all the brothers and sisters out there! Being a celebrity does not mean perfection; it only means we have chosen a profession that makes us and our lives public but certainly not that we do not go through issues in life; Every individual has their own. Perfection is not what we should be seeking, being comfortable in our own skin is the key.
This is my skin at the moment. Better than before but still not quite okay. But till I tackle it am I gonna hide myself from the world? Shy away from people? No. Yes, I am struggling but my skin DOES NOT define me. 🙏🏽
Celebrities praised Hania’s openness and agreed with the distorted image of beauty in Pakistan, including rumored boyfriend Asim Azhar who expressed how proud he was.
It takes courage and true self-love to open up about mental and physical struggles we face as Pakistanis; in a society ready to belittle, drag and deprecate anyone and everyone, Hania paves the way, (like other celebrities who have spoken up about taboos they suffer from (Momina Mustehsan often talks about her fight with depression)) for all of us to harness self-confidence and truly love ourselves.