Just over two years ago I completed a three-month trial of Lavelier skin products which decreased discolorations and wrinkles bu failed to 10 years of facial aging.
I opted out of the expensive program, choosing some similar but less expensive Oil of Olay products. Reaching the bottom of the containers recently, I continued with only the daytime lotion, using it both morning and night and supplemented occasionally with facial masks.
Three months later, I am ready to report the results: a negligible difference in the before and after photos. However, looking back to the 2019 pictures following the Lavelier trial, I see that age is winning. You are welcome for my sacrifice.
How much should we spend to slow a process heavily influenced by genetics? While I understand wanting to look good, I fear that we encourage young people obsessed with body image to fear aging. Men may age; women may not. Isn’t there a better way to spend time and money than fighting nature?
I love British television shows, particularly crime solvers. The actors look real. Old people display wrinkles, sagging skin, thinning hair, various body shapes, and stained teeth. The prime players are attractive, but few meet the standards of Hollywood beauty.
Unfortunately, ageism forces us to compete for attention while shopping, socializing, or seeking medical treatment. Do I take a stand and allow my body to age naturally, or spend thousands to pretend that I can beat Mother Nature?