It's absurd, and I wrote an article about it only recently. Not specifically about ageing, but about the beauty industry and how they've invented all these problems we need their products to fix.
The antiaging propaganda says that you should start using their produces in your early 20s and yet the science shows that people - of course mainly women - who do use it SHOW MORE SIGNS OF AGEING!!! And it's no wonder really, with all that chemical junk going on your skin. Plus, the standards for safety in the beauty industry are extremely low as opposed to food or health products. So you really don't know what you're using when you buy that over priced, age accelerating stuff.
I am not old enough to be at the stage using anti-agei products, but my opinion is this: Using moisturisers, and other sorts of creams to keep your skin healthy and looking youthful for as long as possible is a good idea. I wouldn't, however, use products that just cover up the fact.
Some people go overboard.
It is ok to get a cream, to put on those wrinkles.
But! where do you draw the line?
I'm not a fan of lines on my face, but no way would I go under the knife
That is just Vain!. And very very scary.
LOL, I know we can't generalise, Finy. But, if we didn't know better and looked at representations of women in the media, we could say, "yes" with certainty.
I think we might be able to do something about it in the future, and, like Huxley's characters in 'Brave New World', young looking old people will just drop dead without any physical indication of their age. I think it's scary to be honest.
Society has too many pre-concieved ideas, one being eternal youth. Nature should be allowed to take its course. I am over 65; don't use anti-aging products. They are far too expensive and a complete waste of money
Yes. I dislike mutton dressed as lamb. A certain high profile Sydney female with plenty of botox and whatever else used as well as a singer who no longer looks like they used to spring to mind. I have very few wrinkles for my age and my skin is good using only water and a daily moisturiser on my face. I don't care if the wrinkles come, after all, it's stll me in my own skin.