[The above quote comes from http://www.marilynmonroe.ca/camera/mags/movieland.htm]
Anyone who has children or spends time with children can see they have practically perfect skin. Tiny pores, blemish free, beautiful soft skin. During our teens this changes, we start getting blemishes or dry skin patches. Our skin begins to go through changes as we take after our parents skin type. As we get older our pores are no longer tiny almost non existent things, they grow and stretch with age. In adult hood many of us start to feel tired majority of the time and worry we look as tired as we feel. Our youthful energy goes out the window along with all that vibrancy as well. Our bodies start to give way, we have aches and pains, maybe our hips hurt or our gait is off, maybe our spines are no longer straight or we suffer from migraines. Signs of cellulite appear and gather momentum as we age. Between 75% and 90% of women develop stretch marks to some degree. Arthritis will also be an issue for some. Soft peach fuzz appears on our cheeks near our ears, perhaps we develop mustaches to some degree as well. Things are starting to sag. Creases are starting to not bounce back the way they once did, and they're apparent even when we're not pulling any facial expressions.
I don't know what the future holds though I'm certain it's more laughter lines and, sadly, less energy. I like to look at this quote (above) to remind myself that getting older is a blessing. One good thing about getting older is we become less worried about what people think and more content to be us (where as in our teens we are awkward and think the whole world was judging us and their judgment wasn't favorable). We become more at ease with who we are as people, what we're good at, what our strengths are. We understand we have faults however they no longer define us. Many of us will still worry about our looks and while I personally am not fond of getting old, I am however blessed to be alive.
Are you like Tina or Cher? Does ageing bother you or do you take it in your stride. Has your skin care regime changed over the years? Share your story with us.
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