Why So Much Filter?! Afraid To Wear Your Own Skin?

Why do people add so much filter to their own photos?

I do appreciate a little bit of effects. Photo edits make your dull photo look bright and of course, makes you feel good. I know that and I am not going to brood over every bit of it. But the amount of filter that people apply to their photographs is quite alarming and too scary these days!

The number of apps that help in adding effects, filters to hide all the tan, freckles and blemishes and the ease of use by every common man adds up to the excessive usage of it.


People change and hide every tiny detail starting from scars to pimples. They even make themselves look fairer (far more than the reality). Sometimes I do NOT recognize the person in the picture at all!

Moreover, we will always know that what we see in that over-filtered photo does not exist in reality. It is all fake. Then why do we have to try to deceive ourselves with the illusion of perfection?

What’s wrong in wearing your own skin??? 

  • Most people do that to make themselves match with their “dream-look”; which is how they wish to look, but they actually don’t.
  • Some do all that just to receive maximum “likes” and lovely “comments” starting from “gorgeous/handsome” to “hot/sexy” in the social networking sites.

People are becoming so weak, that they are unable to accept their own skin, the reality, the beauty that lies beneath all the blemishes.. the scars and freckles that makes the “Beautiful YOU”.

So what can we do about this?

  • Firstly, avoid too much filter. Edit what’s necessary. Make sure you are “you” in the photo and upload them.
  • When you see a “real-photo”, appreciate the uploader for the filter-free picture. Make them love their own skin. Acknowledge their beauty.
  • If possible, try to alert those who use too much filter. Give them a gentle reminder. Motivate them to add an original photo.

After all, we all live to be acknowledged by someone or the other. 🙂

Say NO to Too Much Filter.
Say YES to Your Own Skin.

~Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

– The Confused Young Adult


7 thoughts on “Why So Much Filter?! Afraid To Wear Your Own Skin?

  1. andy1076 January 17, 2016 / 10:52 am

    So true, so very very true! I edit stuff only for landscape and nature but for my personal or others? naw, doesn’t seem quite right?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yuvathi January 17, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Yup Andy. It is good to some extent. But anything too much is not right indeed 🙂


  2. nikkispeaks January 18, 2016 / 10:25 am

    This is great. I have one that I use forself portraits, and that’s it, besides a typical black white. Its easy to get caught up, so I keep it simple.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yuvathi January 18, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Yeah! That’s a nice principle 🙂


  3. echonyan81 January 30, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    So true…. i wonder why society’s making us feel that we should all look perfect, though no one really is… I wonder why most of us are enlaved by these foolish beauty standards in society when we can create the real meaning of beauty ourselves…. o_O


    • Yuvathi January 30, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      Yeah. I totally agree with what u said. It’s sad and an ugly truth that we are bound to others’ perception n judgements… 😦

      Liked by 1 person

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