So what to do about this? Well first things first, we must continue to be vigilant with proper sunprotection regiments which include:
Please don't tell her she looks good for her age.
About a month ago I posted on my Facebook business page what I thought was a fairly lovely -- and innocuous -- photo of two beautiful women, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. I captioned it: 'Two divine women. No wild outfits. No heavy make-up or plastic surgery.' The post got nearly 16 million views.
"For me, wrinkles are ... they are a map of my life."
With no distinct or discernible signs of my own mental impoverishment, my loved ones will be completely clueless. If I start to unravel, how will they be alerted to the utter gravity of my condition in order to render aid? It appears as though I've got to pull my act together a bit.
I don't think this is a bad thing. I believe that if you've always had a big nose and hated being taunted for it, there was nothing wrong with having it adjusted to make you feel better about yourself. If you have "Obama" ears, and they bother you, get them fixed, and if you have wrinkles, and you don't like looking old, get a face lift.
They're not getting everything quite right.
There are many advantages to being young, so cherish them! One day you will be afraid of drinking, forgetful, and stocking up on anti-aging cream while looking back on your younger days with fond memories. Don't forget to live in the moment and take life one day at a time.
Will this be the last jar of wrinkle cream you ever try?
Since I'm scared of invasive procedures, I can either keep trying new anti-aging products or go cold turkey and accept my aging face. I would like to be able to say that I am just fine with looking older as the years go by. But that's a lie. I hate it. I hate my wrinkles. There. I said it.
I also realize it is not only skin deep. We are reading all sorts of ludicrous books on feminism that we may never have picked up 15 years ago (for me, it's Fear of Flying.. I'm not knocking Ms. Jong, but I would not have appreciated it in my 30s). We are determining our identities and one step further and more subconsciously, our legacies.