'No shame in reaching out for help,' says Hania Aamir as she encourages self-care
From time to time, we all need a reminder to go easy on ourselves — and actor Hania Aamir is here to do just that.
The Parwaaz Hai Junoon star, via her Instagram, asked people to put their oxygen masks on first.
"Self-care is essential. Show yourself some love, some compassion. Be vulnerable and ask for help when you need to; there is no shame in reaching out for help," wrote the 23-year-old.
"Spend some quality time with your self. Indulge in activities that truly make you happy. Take care of yourself and it will eventually lead to a beautiful and a more positive outlook on the world."
The social media-savvy celeb has often mentioned her battle with anxiety and the importance of loving oneself.
“A lot of people don’t understand that there doesn’t have to be a reason for feeling anxiety. It is an ailment that has to be dealt with, just like the flu. There are times when you can’t enjoy even the happiest times of your life," she opened up in an interview last year.
On another occasion, she highlighted how taxing it can be to read comments by cyber bullies. "Words are powerful. They can create and destroy. Why use them to knock people down when you can use them to lift each other up?" the Dil Ruba actor pointed out.
She has also called out unrealistic beauty standards, "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."
The response to Aamir being unapologetic about her acne was tremendous (apart from a few exceptions like Yasir Hussain) with the post garnering over 120,000 likes and thousands of comments. Several celebrities like Meesha Shafi and Syra Shahroz applauded her bravery to challenge beauty ideals when her success depends on conforming to them.
We say yes to embracing ourselves, acne and all, and double yes to self-care and self-love.