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Monday May 13 2019
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Hania Amir shares struggle with acne, says skin doesn't define her

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Hania Amir mentions ‘painful struggle’ with acne in social media post/ Photo: Instagram 

When it comes prominent young actresses, Hania Amir stands out due to her vivacious style of acting. Interestingly, that is not among her only noticeable attributes as the actress always exudes a clear-skinned, glowing appearance on TV screen.

Recently, the young actress opened up about her struggle with skin issues in a post on social media.

Amir in her post mentioned her ‘painful struggle’ with acne and how it induced feelings of insecurity and anxiety in her.

She said she always had mild acne but during one of her work trips to Chitral, her acne flared up bad and it showed on camera as well. After a while it got worse, she said, adding that she went to several dermatologists and tried everything to keep it under control.

“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,” Hania Amir said, adding that after trying a different dermatologist her skin got better.

In her post, Hania puts forth a pertinent question, asking why it is so important to have perfect skin.

“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,” she wrote.

She further said that nobody should feel the pressure to match with the society’s notion of beauty and perfection.

“Perfection is not what we should be seeking, being comfortable in our own skin is the key,” said the young actress. 

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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.

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