6 celebs who are comfortable in their own skin

Published: June 18, 2019
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PHOTO: FARAZ MANAN/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: FARAZ MANAN/INSTAGRAM

Female celebrities have always been subjected to constant scrutiny and body shaming. Over the last couple of years, social media has given these internet trolls a more rampant platform.

However, most stars have clapped back and made it clear to the haters that they are no longer going to stay silent on the negative commentary about their appearance and weight.

These six celebrities have, at one occasion or another, expressed how they feel comfortable in their skin.

1. Amna Ilyas

PHOTO: AMNA ILYAS/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: AMNA ILYAS/INSTAGRAM

This model-turned-actor has faced the inescapable white-washing of the entertainment industry from the beginning of her career.

Ilyas, who remains unfazed by false notions of beauty, bagged the Best Female Model Lux Style Award in 2015. She used her acceptance speech to disprove the naysayers who told her that she could not make it because she was dark-skinned.

2. Mahira Khan

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ MAHIRA KHAN

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ MAHIRA KHAN

In a profession where celebrities are expected to look perfect and stay young, Mahira Khan did not shy away from embracing the fine lines on her face or the grey strands of hair in an Instagram post.

Khan’s post sends a message to fans and fellow colleagues to no longer worry about their bodies or to hold on to such hang-ups.

3. Hania Aamir

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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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In a long Instagram post, Hania Amir stated that she was going through anxiety because of her acne. That is when the actor decided to come out of the pressure of not letting her skin define her.

The Anaa star wrote, “I had my night and days of crying, feeling insecure and anxious. Makeup wouldn’t help. I was a mess but I went through it and got out of it too.”

4. Mehwish Hayat

PHOTO: MEHWISH HAYAT/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: MEHWISH HAYAT/INSTAGRAM

The Load Wedding actor urged everyone on social media to embrace their beauty. “Flawsome is awesome,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram handle. On struggling with skin problems, Hayat wrote, “Away from the studio lights, the cameras and the glamorous makeup, we all battle with the same skin problems and insecurities as any other girl. Let’s embrace it – it’s called being a woman.”

Hayat always puts her foot forward about the issues she strongly feels about.

5. Eman Suleman

PHOTO: EMAN SULEMAN/INSTGRAM

PHOTO: EMAN SULEMAN/INSTGRAM

Body shaming spares no one. Not even the ones considered fit and desirable according to an invisible beauty standard. Suleman, the fashion model who boldly speaks about social issues, recently discussed what a relief it was to not have to look perfect all the time. “There’s a great sense of relief in not wanting to achieve perfection all the time, in not wanting to present perfection all time. We are all hideously handsome, in our own way,” she shared in an Instagram post.

6. Nadia Hussain Khan

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IT'S BEEN 1 FULL YEAR SINCE I POSTED THIS PIC!!! N now I'm SSSOOOOOO happy to see other celebrities embrace their REAL self in unedited pics being proud of being FLAWSOME & AWESOME!!! ❤️ @haniaheheofficial @mehwishhayatofficial ❤️ #Repost @nadiahussain_khan with @get_repost ・・・ #Repost @cindycrawford with @get_repost #WOKEUPTHISWAYchallenge started by @iamfashionlaine — to help support the journey back to realness… No filter, no makeup, no hair product.. I now nominate @mawrellous @mahirahkhan @sajalaly @ayesha.m.omar PLEASE READ BELOW ✨ • • • Social media is a powerful tool where you’re in charge of WHAT/WHEN/WHERE/HOW you want to present yourself to the world. And of course we all want to present perfection – who doesn’t love a good filter?? But why do we think posting our authentic, real self is somehow not ❤️-able enough? It’s time to wake up. Your true YOU is !!! Today I post this pic in favor of #WokeUpThisWayChallenge & bring some realness back to social media. And now I’m asking YOU to be part of this challenge too and bring awareness and spread this much-needed conversation around the world. Let’s unite and do this altogether! . 1️⃣. Post a photo of yourself how you look when you wake up in the morning (no hair done, no makeup, no filter!!) with the hashtag #WokeUpThisWayChallenge and talk about how you’re spreading the message to bring realness back to social media . 2️⃣. Tag 3 (or more!) friends to challenge them next to post a morning photo

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This supermodel-turned-beautician has stood up to haters on Instagram comments many a times. In a quest to bring some realness back to social media, Khan posted this picture about a year ago.

Each message has been an inspiring reminder of everyone deserving to feel comfortable in their own skin.

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