Selena Gomez Reveals impossible beauty standards harmed her mental health

by Helvine Achieng
June 14, 2021

American singer, actress, and producer Selena Gomez has recently revealed that “impossible beauty standards” have had a negative effect on her mental health. The young lad  recently shared some insights into her personal life and how societal norms inspired her to create her own brand, her make-up range, Rare Beauty. But went ahead and  revealed that there was, in fact, a “strong connection” between conversations on beauty and mental health.

“Society constantly tells us that we’re not enough, so I wanted to start a brand to challenge and eliminate that pressure – to change the conversation,” she told Stellar Magazine.

“My goal with Rare Beauty is to break down these unrealistic standards of beauty.

“I saw from personal experience how these impossible beauty standards were having such an effect on my mental health and I know a lot of people who felt the same way.”

In an Interview,  Selena went on to discuss the negative impact the internet could have on someone’s well-being further stating that taking breaks from social media was, indeed, a healthy solution.

“At Rare Beauty we do social detox weekends often when we encourage our community to log off for the weekend."

"It was hard, but I tried to find what I needed to get me through it. I have great friends and I see a therapist and keep my mind positive. I've learned so much about myself," she said.

The Wizards of Waverly Place star has been regularly reminding her fans to check on their own mental health as a result of opening up about her own struggles.In April, she encouraged her followers on Instagram to join her in the Mental Health 101 movement, promoting mental health services and encouraging mental health conversations within educational settings.