let’s talk ageing
The Cosmetic Industry earns billions exploiting our fear of getting older and God forbid even looking our age! Shock horror and some go to extremes subjecting themselves to unnecessary surgery to ensure eternal youth. Whether the magic creams keep the wrinkles at bay and rejuvenate is anybody’s guess. Maybe they have a placebo effect. We see what we want like the wicked stepmother in Snow White gazing into the mirror.
I am actually determined to grow old disgracefully but graciously. No amount in the world would persuade me to go under the knife unless it threatened my life, like cancer. I have a pathological fear of needles and being wheeled like a sacrificial lamb to the operating theatre kicking and screaming.
Certainly l want to keep in shape and look good but keep in as natural as possible. I have become addicted to being pampered at the beauty parlour with facials and massage. Good news is here it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to get clearer complexion and ease those old creaking bones.
The one concession I have made is dyeing my grey hair to look 10 years younger. A little ammonia does wonders; why splash out thousands to be cut up?