On New Years Eve I watched Jenny McCarthy host Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. I couldn’t help but notice something looked terribly strange about her face! She kept trying to host the show and have some sort of expression and movement to her eyes but couldn’t. She was a victim of too much botox and had a frozen face! It really made me wonder why someone so attractive felt the need to inject so much botox into her forehead that she literally couldn’t move it. The result made her look like a robot.
To Botox or Not to Botox?
I actually am not taking a stance in regards to anyone deciding to use botox or not. I am taking a stance against why woman are so opposed to age gracefully. I used to have a problem when someone would say “You look good for your age”, but then I started to realize that compliment was a true gift to hear. I am almost 51 years old and that is not something I am embarrassed or ashamed of. I am the mother of three children also. I don’t seek to compare myself physically to woman in their twenties or thirties nor do I think I should inject or botox my face up to look “as if” I am born in the 70’s or the 80’s. I will admit that I get my fair share of people who think I look far younger than my age but hopefully that is because of taking bio identical hormones and eating healthy. I share many of those secrets in my ebooks The Power of Bio-identical Hormones and Secrets of Weight Loss, Diet & Staying Lean Forever (Both of these ebooks are available as part of my Health & Beauty Bundle).
I firmly believe that as woman we don’t need to buy into the notion that we are never going to wrinkle. The pressure we put on ourselves to be and look perfect all the time is driving even the most beautiful movie stars in their 40’s and 50’s to over inject and botox their faces. I can only imagine what type of message this sends to your teenage daughters who are growing up and struggling with their appearances.
Let’s teach the younger generation that with each and every wrinkle comes a moment of clarity, a moment of wisdom and hopefully a well earned smile line from making plenty of happy memories with family and friends.
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