I’m 25, going on 26, and I am very proud to call myself a feminist. I think the standard of beauty in this country is bulls**t. I like to question authority and talk about the meaning of life and also I’m really stressed out about fine lines that are starting to show up around my eyes…
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“Wrinkles can be beautiful. They’re part of who you are, your charm and your history. And I’m not for plastic surgery — I’d feel like I was cheating on myself.”
— Model Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has an attitude about wrinkles that I just love. I’m surprised the daughter of French Vogue‘s former editor has such a healthy outlook! [Glamour] Keep reading »
Beer goggles: Make ugly people look prettier.
Japanese wrinkle goggles: Make ugly people look uglier, normal people look uglier.
The last completely insane anti-aging treatment we heard about was the vampire facelift, a creepy process involving facial blood injections, but now these “wrinkle goggles” make just about any beauty treatment seem legit in comparison. Keep reading »
Oh, the irony. New research shows that fans of Botox injections might experience backwards results. Reports the Daily Mail, “… if you use [Botox] a lot, or have it injected by an inexperienced practitioner, Botox can actually give you wrinkles.” Here’s the creepy bit: because Botox was originally employed as a prescription treatment to help twitchy eyes and other neurological conditions, it works by essentially freezing certain nerves (hence the post-Botox perma-grin). When used repeatedly to paralyze wrinkled areas, other surrounding nerves in your face may become active so you can still achieve facial expressions. By awakening these areas and putting them to use, you may create more wrinkles by doing so.
We were scared about the idea of sticking needles into our face in the first place … but now the notion that the injection could really make you look worse has us thinking that we’ll stick to a healthy diet and preventative sun protection to keep our skin looking as youthful as possible. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Get out your red lipstick and be prepared to learn how to line your lips to perfection, because apparently, if you want to look younger, the secret is all in your pucker. Studies found that though wrinkles may be most women’s hated addition to their face, it’s really the size of your lips which determines your age based on your physical appearance. From childhood until the age of about 30, it’s safe to assume that your lips will maintain their size, but with aging they tend to deflate. But here’s a hint: “Lip height” tends to be genetic, so take a peek at pictures of your mother and grandmother for a prediction of your own future. Of course, there are unnatural ways to elongate the time you’ll be able to enjoy full lips, but don’t get all Botox happy and inflate your lips to unrealistic sizes just to hold on to your youth. You don’t want to get all Meg Ryan on those suckers. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Hold up a second! Don’t plunk down another 50 bucks (or, uh, $100+) for the newest/latest miracle in a bottle—at least when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles. I’ve got something way better for you — adopt a pet! According to celebrity dermatologist Jessica Wu (and numerous studies), people become more relaxed and their blood pressure drops when they’re talking to pets — which isn’t the case when they’re talking to other humans, by the by. So your facial expressions also appear more relaxed, especially around the eyes, when you talk to your four-legged bestie. Really. The schmoopy way you talk to your dog or cat may actually soften your crow’s feet! Must. Find. My. Dog. Now. [Glamour]
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