when is the first time you looked in the mirror & discovered that you were aging

United States
June 15, 2009 7:57pm CST
I have to say, that while our body parts do shift and sag as we age, especially for those who do not exercise, it is the signs in my face that bother the heck out of me. I finally had to admit that I was aging, when I saw my upper eye lids and brows, sagging, and lowering, so much so, that I don't even see my upper eye lids anymore. That was the worse thing for me. I used to spend hours putting on makeup, mascara, and making sure that my eyes were the highlight of my face. People always commented on how big and beautiful my eyes were....well, guess what folks?... my eyes are no longer large...I appear to be squinting now. And the jowels that have appeared around my chin and cheeks...I feel like I've just spit out a bunch of nuts that I've been hoarding for years, and now have this stretched out jaw line, with jowels hanging. The creases around the mouth area...boy! I don't care about the rest of my body, because you'll never see me in a two piece bathing suit again, but how the heck can we hide our face!
3 responses
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
10 Jul 09
Hi sweetchariot, I am happy to report that I haven't reached the shift and sag bit yet though I should have, but I did recently notice lines, please don't call them wrinkles, around my eyes. They are more prominent when I smile so maybe I should stop smiling. At the same time I have not a single frown line which shows that smiling more must be a good thing. I'm sure I'll be able to add much more to this topic in a few years. I'd rather have an attitude like yours than ever think about going 'plastic'.
• United States
10 Jul 09
I was one who thought plastic surgery was for the rich, and I would never want to look fake...but now as I see the transformation in my eyes, and chin, I would love a tuck here and there. Obviously I would never do it, but I now can understand why actressess do it when they get older. It's when people guess your age, and they hit it right on the nose...that's when you say "Ouch", I really look my age?? Thanks for responding.
@ezekiel71 (132)
• United States
16 Jun 09
sad to say we cannot hide our face, its part of life. fo those rich folks they can go to nip and tuck process (Thank you doctor) , but sooner or later it will show no matter what they do, aging is inevitable. But i believe that if you are a happy person that is a great medicine, you will still look younger with your age. I always look in the mirror and say oh my im getting old adn then laugh about it.
• United States
16 Jun 09
Fortunately, I don't let it get to me...I always said that I would prefer to grow old gracefully, allowing all that gray to show thru instead of using hair dye...however, I don't have a gray hair in site, and yet, I have been putting highlights in it, to lessen the darkness of my hair...lol..I just wish the I could stick some fluid in the creases of my face, and pin up my eye lids....lol
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
I am getting old and I can see that people see me as being old. I am not aware of it except when I look in the mirror which I don't do very often. Cheers!!