On the eve of World Mental Health Day, the singer and actor talks about her struggles with anxiety and depression and challenging standards of beauty. https://t.co/oHO9XtKVC8— CNN Style (@CNNStyle) October 9, 2020
“I'm actually a big advocate for social media detoxes.”
I'm still connected and like to see what's going on, but it's important for me to take time away from scrolling. I try to remember that everyone is usually sharing a highlight reel and only their best photos, and that I don't need to feel bad about not looking the same way.
“Wear as much makeup or as little as you want.”
I used to think I had to wear makeup in order to feel pretty, but now I understand that I don't need makeup to feel beautiful. Now, I view makeup as an accessory and something to be excited about. And that's really what I want Rare Beauty to embody -- this is a safe and welcoming space where everyone should feel comfortable.
Selena Gomez Fell Into ‘A Bit Of A Depression’ During The Pandemic – Here’s What Helped! https://t.co/9686CqPhwt— Bashir M (@bamaxiyu) October 12, 2020
“In the beginning I couldn’t deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression. Then I started going into a place where I was writing and being active. It just forced me to have that time. I’ve been able to spend time with those people, those quality people, a lot more than I ever have. Spending a lot more time with my family and I almost feel like I’ve become normalized in this situation that’s not normal.
Slowly, towards the end I’ve found the things that I’m doing were coming out and that was something that was extremely exciting for me. I’ve worked on personal things like a beauty line that has a goal of reaching $100 million in 10 years for mental health. And recently, I’ve been able to go to the studio. So I would say right now, I’m fully coming out again and I just think I had to handle it the way I needed to handle it, and got through it with the right people and doing the right things and doing the right steps to not make me go crazy. It took me years to work on myself for that.”
Do you have the pandemic blues?