I just finished writing about all the “latest products” that are on the market about anti-aging. Fact is, aging is inevitable. Why does our culture view aging as such a horrible thing? Really, aging can be beautiful. Hence the phrase “age gracefully”. I found a website that talks about mostly family matters but the author of this site had some good things to day about aging and the language we use about our elderly. Here is what it said….
“Focusing on the positive aspects of aging really can make a difference in the way people feel,” Bearon says. “More positive language and images can actually be motivational encouraging people to plan ahead for their later years, to engage in healthy lifestyles, and to summon up the energy to try new things and meet new people.”
“Perhaps one day,” she adds, “we’ll replace our talk of little old ladies and grumpy old men with stories of vital and vibrant adults of all ages.”
In the make up world, we should reflect this positive attitude of aging. Instead of making people feel bad about their wrinkles and age spots we should embrace them as a sign of wisdom. Now i am all for prevention and reducing but, if they are there and they are going anywhere….let em be! Cherish them and respect the wisdom that came along with those crows feet.
XOXO - Lyndsey