I often feel like a ball of contradictions. On the one side I love to talk about feminist issues and am consciously raising my daughters to be activist minded. On the other hand I took my husband's name when we married and I happily leave the lawn mowing (and the emptying of the cat litter) exclusively to him.
With the issue of ageing I detest the way older women are overlooked or sidelined in the media and do not buy into the notion that beauty equals youth. However, and here's where the contradiction comes, I will happily take space-aged light therapy that professes to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Which I have to say I wholeheartedly buy into.
I honestly don't know enough about beauty products like this to really know if it is the placebo effect or not but when I stopped using it for a couple of weeks I felt I could see my wrinkles more. And now I've resumed it my wrinkles appear finer, nothing you'd notice if you wasn't me however, or that I could prove in photo, although to be fair I haven't tried.
The last year or so has been a worrisome time for me and my family and I do feel like I've aged a hell of a lot. Where I've always been used to comments like 'OMG you look like you're in your twenties, I no longer receive nice little ego boasts like that any more. The stress/ traction hair loss doesn't help either I guess.
I'm vehemently against any form of plastic surgery for myself, or adding any chemicals invasively into my body, yet give me a hyaluronic acid face cream and I'll literally plaster it on.
Does this make me confused or lacking in definitive morals, maybe. But you know what, you've got to do what works for you.
And this SpectraLite Eyesore Pro eye mask by Dennis Gross works for me.
Love Nat x
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