NO LONGER SWEET SIXTEEN.

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@Kandae11 (35222)
May 19, 2017 11:12am CST
Have you ever been rudely awakened to the fact that you are no longer sweet sixteen? That awakening may not necessarily come on your birthday - as a matter of fact - I never think of my birthdays. However, there may be a body part which decides to remind you that you won't be forever young. The following poem will tell you what is my problem area. A skin as smooth as satin, no wrinkles anywhere; Trying to guess my age? I know you wouldn't dare. However, there is a problem area - that with you I will share; The part of me which is beginning to show wear and tear. It will definitely blow my cover , if I fail to "nip it in the bud" So I am searching for a remedy, will try everything I could. I can see trouble coming, it is very hard to hide; Why couldn't it be lower down? maybe on my right or left side. A few lines are appearing, on a neck once smooth and firm; Not yet bad enough to really cause much alarm. But as time marches on - unfortunately so will they; Slowing their progress is important, I simply must find a way. A Kandase original. As much as I would like to retain a smooth neck - if all else fails, would I go to a plastic surgeon? Not sure,- I may simply resort to covering it with a scarf and grow old gracefully. So, do you have a problem area which reminds you of your age? - and would you ever visit a plastic surgeon?
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
19 May 17
I was crying when the boyfriend greeted me and said, "you are too older that me". And I asked my friend, what if I grow old and the boyfriend will leave me and change for a much younger girl. This worries me much. Then he said, no matter how old are you, you are still sweet 16 for me. Age is just numbers you know.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
It is just numbers - and he will grow old as well.
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
19 May 17
@Kandae11 Haha. Indeed. Let us enjoy the moment we still live.
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20 May 17
Great response and the new President of France has a wife 24 years older, he looks very much in love too. Worrying about age is a really big stressor.
• United States
19 May 17
The neck is one problem area for sure. I am fortunate so far and am not worried for it. Good genes? I am golden if I even have a neck lol
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
With my diet of 70% fruit and vegetables, I have retained my very smooth unblemished skin - the only problem is the few lines on the neck.
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• United States
19 May 17
@Kandae11 Yes I imagine you are quite young, but it is good to notice these early lines and start to work on them the best we can. I do little except hand movements sweeping in upward motion and that is all. No soap. And of course diet is extremely important.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
@TiarasOceanView Yes diet is important - and I am neither old nor quite young,
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@marguicha (90589)
• Chile
19 May 17
I have been thinking about plastic surgeons since I was 18 and had my first baby I´m almost 72 now and I still think about it but wrinkles are so many now that I would need to win a lottery
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
We should always do what makes us feel better - as long as we are not harming another person.The choice is ours.
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@marguicha (90589)
• Chile
19 May 17
@Kandae11 True! My husband always thought I was the most beautiful woman in the world and said it. And when I became a widow, I accepted my wrinckes as I had to accept the pains in life. Besides, I have seen online many beautiful movie stars that had plastic surgery and got worse.
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@marguicha (90589)
• Chile
19 May 17
@Kandae11 It seems to me that plastic surgery works for people who have real problems. But age is something that we must accept.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
19 May 17
Aging is a natural process and we can't stay young forever. I think we should accept ourselves the wsy we are. I will never undergo plastic surgery
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
I may not be able to afford it anyway.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
19 May 17
@Kandae11 me too. And there are so many risks associated with plastic surgery. Makes me think of all.those who lost their pretty faces due to plastic surgery
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
19 May 17
@Kandae11 that's so sad. accepting yourself as you are is the best thing that you can do for yourself
• United States
19 May 17
I wouldn't visit a plastic surgeon, I'm scared of going under, the knives etc. I'll take aging! :) You can accessorize aging like you mentioned a scarf!
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
I would probably go on a stricter diet - no sugar, more vegetables. Right now I am happy with the overall texture and appearance of my skin - except for those few lines creeping up on the neck.
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• United States
19 May 17
@Kandae11 maybe some cream can work :)
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
@infatuatedbby I don't have much confidence in creams, but I can try - just wondering why my healthy eating is ignoring that part of me.
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@Shavkat (56883)
• Philippines
19 May 17
I think itbis better to enjoy the aging process than to undergo cosmetic surgery or any available enhancement through surgical procedures.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
It would be best not to.
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@Shavkat (56883)
• Philippines
21 May 17
@Kandae11 I think we can have natural resources to stay young.
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21 May 17
@Shavkat I think youth comes from within.
@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 May 17
I would never visit a plastic surgeon. It seems to me to be inviting trouble. There is too much that could go wrong.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
20 May 17
So much has gone wrong already. Many deaths have not been publicised.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 May 17
@Kandae11 I can believe that. It seems to me to be tempting fate.
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• New Delhi, India
19 May 17
No matter what I will never visit a plastic surgeon for age related changes
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
Our overall health should be of more concern really.
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• New Delhi, India
19 May 17
@Kandae11 true.. Physical appearance does not matter a lot to me
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• New Delhi, India
24 May 17
@HAPPSINGH today I have responded to lure than 50 notifications of yours
@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
19 May 17
I'm not bothered and am growing old disgracefully.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
Disgracefully.?
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@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
19 May 17
@Kandae11 Definit ely
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
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@LeaPea2417 (19167)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 May 17
I think about it a lot. But, lately I have been thinking that age is just a number.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
20 May 17
it is just a number.
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20 May 17
Agreed and the higher the number the more wisdom and knowledge.
@LeaPea2417 (19167)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 May 17
@musicianu Yes, if I had just known when I was younger what I know now, lots of things may be different.
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@spiderdust (5808)
• San Jose, California
19 May 17
It hit me pretty hard when my last child was born that I was no longer young... it wasn't just that I was 44, but I had a very hard time "bouncing back" from his birth. I felt so depleted and drained, and I still don't think I've fully recovered. I'm not sure that I will get back to where I was. I'm ok with my aging physical appearance for the most part. There's a lot more white and silver in my hair than there used to be. I see more wrinkles. Some places sag more than they used to a few years ago. But I *am* older, so it's ok to look older. It doesn't mean that I look ugly, just more my age.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
For some of us it is a bit harder to bounce back after giving birth - so many different emotions follow the process. The important thing is to love ourselves and try to stay healthy.
• San Jose, California
19 May 17
@Kandae11 I agree, it's just so much harder to do that when you're recovering. My labor was two days, it took a lot out of me.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
19 May 17
@spiderdust Two days! Wow!
@DianneN (74480)
• United States
21 May 17
I see nothing wrong with cosmetic surgery, if you have a great surgeon and are realistic.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
21 May 17
Yes, the surgeon should be very good at his job. Quite a number of mishaps occur with plastic surgery.
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@DianneN (74480)
• United States
21 May 17
@Kandae11 And there are more successes than mishaps.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
21 May 17
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 May 17
Oh yes @Kandae11 , there are signs that I am no longer sixteen, for sure. But, I have decided that I will hide what I can with make-up and the rest with clothing....
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@Kandae11 (35222)
20 May 17
I will try the cream idea suggested by @infatuatedbby - add even more fruits and vegetables to my diet- then if it continues to progress instead of regress, I will eventually resort to wearing a scarf on occasion.
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 May 17
@Kandae11 , I hope the cream will help.
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• United States
20 May 17
I hope so too!! @bluesa
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@ShifaLk (7497)
• India
22 May 17
I really miss my teenage
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@Kandae11 (35222)
22 May 17
Can't return, but one can be a wonderful adult.
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@ShifaLk (7497)
• India
23 May 17
@Kandae11 oh yeah and we can make our present life beautiful and memorable too
@shaynas (5535)
• India
22 May 17
I know my skin is changing, but somehow i love it :)
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@Kandae11 (35222)
22 May 17
It is good to love yourself the way you are.
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@shaynas (5535)
• India
23 May 17
@Kandae11 There is no going back with your age. Its better to accept it :)
@garymarsh6 (13199)
• United Kingdom
21 May 17
I think should grow old gracefully or better still disgracefully! I would like to remind you of how bad plastic surgery can be. Check out Jocelyn Wilderstein which will probably change your mind. She was beautiful before she went under the surgeons knife. How awful is that.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
21 May 17
Those pictures are shocking! I'll definitely increase the percentage of fruits and vegetables I eat - no plastic surgery for a few lines on the neck.
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@garymarsh6 (13199)
• United Kingdom
22 May 17
@Kandae11 They all look like they have sat in front of a fire and their faces melted
21 May 17
I think every age comes up with some sort of beauty. I believe in enjoying all the ages.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
21 May 17
It would be less stress if we would.
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21 May 17
@Kandae11 Yeah. And we would be able to live more even in lesser time.
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@just4him (110170)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 May 17
No, I would not resort to a plastic surgeon. My problem area is my weight.
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@Kandae11 (35222)
21 May 17
I won't say losing weight is easy.
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@just4him (110170)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 17
@Kandae11 definitely not easy.
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@ridingbet (47237)
• Philippines
20 May 17
i am 57 summers now, and i am proud to have reached this age
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@Kandae11 (35222)
20 May 17
So many die too young without fully experiencing life.Reaching advanced age should be celebrated.
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@ridingbet (47237)
• Philippines
22 May 17
@Kandae11 i agree. some still in their puberty stage are already knowledgeable about s_x and discover this by doing it to their 'playmates'.
@sjvg1976 (18072)
• Delhi, India
20 May 17
I would always like to see the natural skin than plastic skin. Ageing has to come to everyone and so are the changes so why should we hide them
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@Kandae11 (35222)
20 May 17
Because of the kind of society in which we live.
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@sjvg1976 (18072)
• Delhi, India
20 May 17
@Kandae11 hmmm...I wouldn't change myself for the society
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