I have been in the beauty industry for as long as I can remember. As is true in many professions, one gets better with age on every level. The funny thing is that these days, it's just really difficult to tell how old anyone is anymore. I lost my I.D., and I swear (I'm not bragging) that I could not buy a bottle of wine. As I checked out, Kathy, the very diligent checker at the supermarket, refused to take my Barneys card as proof that I was way past 21.
As I drank my roasted dandelion tea that evening, I started to question the very interesting fact that aging in our society has not only become difficult from a purely social standpoint, but it has also become entirely impossible to visually gauge the number anymore. So what does this mean? Are we becoming ageless? As you may know, I spend a lot of time reviewing beauty products in my world of natural and eco friendly lifestyle. The expectation for remarkable anti-aging remedies certainly does not stop here. In fact, the formulations hatched and cracked open are constantly met with my sentiment, "I'm blown away!" "Excited" and "eternally grateful" are words that come to mind as I slather on my new "probiotoic" serum of youth; but what else is going on here? An obsession to stay young and wrinkle-free forever?
- When I first meet someone, I make a point to look at their eyes, not their wrinkles.
- I make a point to connect with nature everyday even if it is as simple as noticing the beauty around me.
- I try not to look in the mirror so much; instead, when I have that insatiable urge, especially when I'm driving, I catch myself and try to look within.
Funny enough, I was actually pissed off when Kathy wouldn't sell me that bottle of wine! I wasn't gushing, "Oh my God, I was carded!" but maybe that's because I had no I.D. to show her, so I was leaving wine-less. So in that moment, my glass of red superseded my need for any compliments to my perhaps underage and youthful appearance! It's all still up in the air, but I am aware, and that is always what inspires me to take contrary action.