Two months, three weeks, and six days. As I write this on November 23, 2013, that’s exactly how long it I have before turning sixty.
Those five letters that when I stare at them long enough make me think of my grandmother walking slowly and carefully, with her drawn face and thin hands covered in spots. As I look into the mirror each morning, I can see the aging process taking its little piece of me, yet inside I still feel like I’m twenty-five.
Yes, my belly is a little larger, and my once perky breasts now need the assistance of under-wire or perhaps a lift, but neither of these concern me as much as what I see in the mirror as I slather on the serums and creams, before I attempt to draw your eye away with my unskilled use of cosmetics. I look tired. My skin tone has become dull, and my once tight jawline has a bit of a sag, but it’s my eyes that bother me the most. Having inherited both the dark circles of my mother and the puffy bags of my grandmother, my eyes look the oldest of all.
As a blogger for the Smart Beauty Guide, I get to explore the world of injectables and lasers, cosmeceuticals and cosmetic procedures. Rather than give in, I’m going to be kicking and screaming and doing WHATEVER it takes to make my outside match my inside. Because in MY world
SIXTY is the new BLACK
I’m going to make it okay to be older, and spend the year aging backwards as my friend Jackie Silver so eloquently puts it. For 365 days, I’ll focus on how you and I can turn back the clock, look and feel our best, and live in Champagne Living style.
Before I begin
I plan on doing my research. I know that I don’t want to look like my neighbor who every month seems to look different (if it weren’t for her black sweats with PINK written on her bottom, I don’t think I’d recognize her). I don’t want to look like I’m 18, I don’t want to look like Barbie, I want to look like Zippy.
Because all of this is so new to me, I’ll be taking very conservative baby steps. My first plan is to talk to an ASAPS doctor to see if there’s something non-invasive that might help my eyes. I’ll take you along with me as I find a surgeon and learn what can and can’t be done to help.
I hope that you follow along throughout the year, and PLEASE reach out to me with the subjects that you’d like me to tackle concerning anti-aging issues. For more articles about plastic surgery, please visit me on the Smart Beauty Guide.