I really like my skin: Syra Yousuf snaps back at bullies with unrealistic beauty standards

I really like my skin: Syra Yousuf snaps back at bullies with unrealistic beauty standards

Actor trolled for looking 'older' and having textured skin in a recent photo.
03 Mar, 2021

When it comes to women in the media in Pakistan, people have but a few innocent requests of them. Actors should be modest, fair, tall, have flawless skin, and God forbid they're anything but a size zero.

Criticism and online bullying for not living up to these unrealistic beauty standards aren't new and the latest celebrity to be caught up in this web is Syra Yousuf, who was criticised for not having beautiful skin and looking 'older' in a picture posted by her sister Palwasha Yousuf.

Bullies crept out of the woodwork to comment their absolute shock at seeing real skin.

Some people praised Palwasha for the representation, thanking her for not editing the picture and truly letting real, textured beauty shine.

It gave them confidence to embrace their own imperfections, they said.

The Chalay Thay Saath actor responded to the online hate with grace.

"I really like my skin. #Nofilter" she wrote.

Confidence and unfiltered beauty? Syra is serving straight goals. The bullies commenting on how she has 'aged' or how bad her skin looks seem to be confusing Instagram filters with actual skin. Real skin is textured; it has redness, bumps, acne, scars, lines, wrinkles and pores and looks beautiful just as it is. Shaming someone for being human makes as much sense as believing people actually look like the edited pictures they post on Instagram.


CSQ Mar 03, 2021 12:07pm
She is clearly wearing makeup in that picture... why is everyone stating it's her "natural skin".... it is grainy makeup! Her arms and neck are her natural skin. Face is hidden behind vanity driven foundation and cement.
NYS Mar 03, 2021 01:11pm
@CSQ agree good contouring camouflage the flaws whether your is healthy or contrary
M. Saeed Mar 03, 2021 02:57pm
Makeup means concealing the truth. No women ever goes in front of a camera without make-up.
Chrís Dăn Mar 03, 2021 03:07pm
She is okay ,guys.
A Bostonian Mar 03, 2021 05:57pm
Wow, is that all you care about?
Ehsan Mar 03, 2021 07:46pm
So whatever you think is good for you, ignore these third class people
N_Saq Mar 03, 2021 09:55pm
I am not sure what is Pakistanis problem with make up. Make is part of life now and it sure helps women look pretty, so use it and enjoy it. It is life. Accept it and be proud of it.
Mike Mar 04, 2021 08:56am
Who are these people?
Rami Mar 04, 2021 10:12am
Syra skin looks good without make up, it looks like matte make up ! However , hydration, Good diet should be encourage for good skin!