Ever since I turned 30 I have been more conscious about the laugh lines around my nose and mouth, about the wrinkle that I have in between my forehead when I frown, the wrinkles around my eyes (even though I don't really have many of them YET (Thank God!)...
When I was in my 20's I didn't care at all about lines and wrinkles. It was the blemishes that tortured my existence unfortunately! Now that I finally got that under control I'm preoccupied with puffiness, bags, fine lines and wrinkles, oh my!
If I don't get enough sleep, I look like crap....if I drink too much sparkling white wine (my favorite!) I'm bloated... If for some reason I don't wash off my makeup it's disaster central!
None of these things have ever happened to me when I was in my 20's and I figure that from now on it's just going to get worse...YAY for me (not)!
I was watching the Golden Globe Awards on TV the other day. They showed it on cable TV here in Italy and I saw so many actors that I haven't seen in ages actually on live TV! When you see them in movies you can't really tell what they look like in real life because, well, they're acting...whereas in an awards ceremony you can kind of see what they look like now.
Wow! They all looked amazing! Like....a little TOO amazing if you know what I mean. The women all looked great but the botox was mostly evident in the men believe it or not. Like Christian Slater (who I adored when I was growing up) looked like his eyebrows were reaching for the sky!
Sly Stalone! My other love...
What is going on???
Ok so you get the picture...
What are my thoughts? I am not against a little botox here and there....Heck, I'm even considering it (for my smile lines only though). I totally understand the pressure that these people must go through to preserve their "fortune", but we all are going to age eventually and I just think that at some point you'll have to just let it go.
I'm a huge fan of Kate Hudson. I think she's awesome. I love Goldie Hawn as well but when I saw Kate on the Golden Globes she looked so different. And honestly I don't think it was necessary just yet.
Then there's another factor... you have to know where to go. These actors and actresses go to the best estheticians and plastic surgeons in Hollywood and sometimes THEY don't even turn out well! So who knows?
What I do know is that I look my best when I:
1) Get 8+ hours of sleep at night
2) Don't eat a lot of carbs before going to bed
3) Drink lots and lots of water
4) Exercise regularly (even just walking 30 minutes a day)
5) Don't drink too much wine (particularly the white wine)
6) Moisturize my face every morning and night
7) Another thing that I have benefited greatly from is using jojoba oil as a facial moisturizer
I was skeptical about using it because I immediately thought oil + face = BAD but that's not true with this oil it actually helps keep blemishes away and at the same time helps with the fine lines. You can also use it as an eye makeup remover. I'm addicted to the stuff just make sure if you use it, it's organic.
So now let's end this Friday Contemplation post with celebs who say NO to botox. Article found here.
Julia Roberts (not too sure though :-/)
Jamie Lee Curtis
My hat goes off to these beautiful and strong women!
Have a great weekend everyone <3