This poem was a a favorite of the late beauty and philanthropist, Audrey Hepburn. These words and sentiments are indeed beautiful but they are also a reminder that beauty is not only skin deep. And that no matter how young or old a woman is, there should be more emphasis on metaphysical beauty and not just the physical.
Beauty is not only skin deep but it is reflected in our feelings of well-being and healthy self-image at any age. As we grow older beauty should not only become a manifestation of our service to others, but also of the ways in which we nurture ourselves.
Aging gracefully does not have to mean passively accepting the effects of time and gravity. While many of us strongly reject the skin-tightening extremes of Joan Rivers (though they seem to be working for her!), there is no need to be resistant to the benefits, both mentally and physically, of preserving and pampering what nature has given us. Regular facials and a myriad of spa treatments
can be used to halt the steady march of time. These are not invasive and can be a source of wellness for you.
However in our celebrity- obsessed culture there is often great pressure on women and increasingly men to submit to extreme procedures to achieve results that like youth are fleeting and recklessly detrimental to our well-being. Recently, however, celebrities seem to be leading the trend in aging naturally with skin care routine that are wholesome
and not invasive.
Meryl Streep, for example, while keeping her pale skin looking natural, is sure to get a series of microcurrent facials before red carpet appearances and keeps herself fit by swimming. The stunning Helen Mirren credits high heels and keeping her stomach pulled in for her sexy, confident appearance.
French actresses, like Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve, seem to have a special insight into aging beautifully. In fact most French woman, seem to eschew heavy makeup in favor of good skin care regime. And according to a New York Times article last year, they walk for exercise but swear by spa treatments for that natural healthy glow.
“Black don’t crack” illustrates the fact that women of color with naturally melanin-rich skin seem to age more slowly than other races, but Michelle Obama’s powerfully beautiful arms and her campaign for healthier eating habits intimate that she believes that some cracks would appear if not carefully maintained.
Whether you go to the gym or to the spa, or buy yourself a pair of killer heels, it’s never too late or too soon to start a regime of good health and skin care. You’ll feel and look great for yourself and for the people you love. Don’t let yourself go!
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