SAIRA Khan was praised for showing off her “real body” as she stripped down and changed into a bikini.
The former Loose Women star took to social media to poke fun at her “spots, scars, wrinkles and aging.”
Saira took to Instagram on Saturday (July 22) and shared a message of body positivity with her followers.
In the snap, the 53-year-old looked incredible as she posed poolside in a black and white bikini that showed off her enviable figure.
She captioned the post, “Women: Unstoppable Forces of Strength, Beauty and Resilience. That’s how I define women because that’s what we are.”
“Today is a special day as my company SAIRA Skin has been reborn and its sole purpose is to give women the best start to the day where they wake up, look in the mirror, embrace their natural skin and connect with it by putting their hands on it and nourishing it with bio-oil based products.”
“My products don’t ‘hide’, ‘conceal’ or ‘camouflage’, but ’embrace’, ‘nourish’, ‘soothe’, ‘soften’.
“We accept spots, scars, wrinkles and aging – these things don’t define who we are as women – so we need to look past that and focus on taking care of ourselves in a positive, regular way and making time for it.”
“With a regular skincare routine filled with active, rich ingredients, we can illuminate, radiate and improve our skin so that it not only looks its best, but also functions better and makes us feel good.”
“At SAIRA Skin, we want women to own all aspects of their lives, from self-reliance to worth, confidence, appreciation and self-respect.
In every setting, we want women to proudly say, “This is me: unfiltered, confident, real.”
“I am very excited about this new direction for my company and to work with a team of incredible women who have one goal: to empower women to own the true self.”
Saira’s fans applauded her for sharing this important body-positive message.
One person commented, “Love this. You have a no-nonsense approach. I’m in my fifties but definitely inspired by you and your life. Thank you for being such a good role model.”
“You are a great inspiration to many of us Saira,” wrote another.
A third wrote: “Very true, enjoy nourishing instead of poisoning.”
It comes after Saira reignited her feud with Loose Women when she revealed the “real reason” she left the show.
In her column, she revealed that she will be leaving the show in early 2021 The mirror.
But three years later, she’s decided to speak openly about why she made that decision.
The star told Closer magazine, “On Loose Women they saw me as quite passionate, fiery and lively, but that’s the silo they put me in.”
“I wanted to have a little fun, but that wasn’t for me, that was for Stacey Solomon.”
“Stacey was the funny one, but I had to be the loud and cheeky one.”
Saira left the ITV daytime show back in January 2021 so she can “focus on what matters most”.