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Actor Kajal Aggarwal recently shared her no make-up, #nofilter photos, raising more conversation around the ‘perfect’ image we expect women to uphold all the time.
We live in an age of growing body positivity where many women share the idea of beauty in their own way.
Nonetheless, to embrace the way we are is often difficult since there is a set of stereotypical ideas that revolves around beauty, in our society.
I’ve been keen and attentive to such positive vibes spreading since I love the women who embrace the way they are!
Apart from ordinary folks like us, it’s rare to see actors with no makeup. If at all they emerge in public without make-up, all of social media is ready to troll them.
Still, there are some celebrities who unapologetically love the way they are and refuse to be afraid of the way they will be treated for showing their real selves.
Yes, I am coming to the point – it’s none other than Actor Kajal Aggarwal who did this on Instagram recently. Without hesitation, the actor shared her no makeup photos in which she flaunted her beautiful skin and lovely freckles. She just redefined the idea of what beauty means.
She shared two pictures of herself in a no make-up avatar with a powerful message for all the women out there. One is a monochrome (black and white) photo of her no make-up look in which she wrote, And it took courage and supreme shedding of inhibitions (and an entire layer of makeup) to finally put this picture up. #bareface #sansmakeup #therealme #nofilterneeded #skinbeneaththepolish #freckles
The second picture is more interesting as its a #nofilter photo with a very strong message. She wrote, “People can’t discover themselves anymore. Perhaps because we live in a world crazed by physical attraction or because social media has swallowed up our self-esteem in whom and what it glorifies. Billions of rupees are spent on cosmetics and beauty products that promise you the perfect body. Narcissism seems to exist everywhere. Between those lines, we try to join the crowd or feel left out. Yet the only way we can truly be happy is when we start accepting who we are rather than defining or carving a different image for ourselves. Although makeup beautifies our outer persona, does it build our character and define who we are? True beauty lies, in accepting ourselves for how lovely we are.”
I just love the way this actress made her point, I believe all of us can love ourselves, embrace who we are and live with a body positive heart. More power to women!
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