NO LONGER SWEET SIXTEEN.
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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I'm not much of an appearance caring person, so I would never visit a plastic surgeon for any reason. What made me realize that I'm old, is that as soon as I turned 30, I started having pre-menopause symptoms. So although I don't mind my white hair, my birth stretch marks, and my sudden weight gain (ok, maybe a little on the last one), I do mind that I don't feel healthy anymore. My willpower to resolve my health issues has also subsided, I am simply too exhausted to pay attention to my eating habits anymore. But what can you do? We are only human. I am just happy that me and my family are still alive and together. That's all it matters now.
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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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• United States
@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.
@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.
• San Jose, California
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.
• United Kingdom
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.
Since I am 22, I am most probably not the target audience for this question but I believe that every stage of our life is precious. I am personally befuddled by the obsession with youth. Entire cosmetic industry seems dedicated to tell you that you are never too young to feel old. Now they try to sell anti aging creams to 30 year olds. It's really getting bizzare.