‘It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’ said Alice of Alice in Wonderland fame. It is indeed eerie how we change imperceptibly each day, moulded into someone different, as ever-changing experiences impinge upon our lives. Scary too is the rate at which our faces alter and although the features may be a constant, a glance in a mirror will show you a reflection that is a notably different from the one you saw a decade ago.
Cosmetic surgery is often seen as an antidote to ageing and a way of reversing the ravages of time. The question is would I submit my face, purely for reasons of vanity, to the surgeon’s scalpel. At the moment the answer is an unequivocal no and I hope that it will always be so. However being of ‘un certain age’ I am always trying to look as youthful (in an age appropriate way) as possible; below are some of the strategies I use.
- Wearing pearls from time to time, they reflect light, back on to the face.
- Wearing scarves, they hide a multitude.
- Wearing a sort of fringe (bangs), a cheaper and safer alternative to Botox.
- Eating a healthy diet, we are after all what we eat.
- Practising yoga, the ancient system of exercise know for its anti ageing benefits .
What would your answer be to the question – would you or wouldn’t you?