When normies feel so much pressure trying to conform to society's beauty standards, one can only imagine how much worse it is for celebs who are in the public eye.
Hania Amir has opened up about struggling with mild acne in a refreshingly candid Instagram post:
The actress calls her struggle with mild acne in the past couple of a months "quite a painful one" adding that she had "nights and days of crying, feeling insecure, anxiety".
After going through a rough phase for months, she went to a different dermatologist and her skin got better but it made her 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!" she added.
She concluded the post with reminding her followers that just because she's a celebrity, it doesn't mean that she doesn't go through issues in life. "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," she wrote.
Celebs like Meesha Shafi, Syra Shahroz and Asim Azhar (ahem) showed some major support in the comments: