I have noticed in recent years there seems no women on TV that haven't succumbed to Botox and/or fillers. I know it’s all about personal choice and I’d be the last person to say they shouldn’t do it but I find it sad – no tragic that women aren’t able to look their age.
In the last hundred years we have come a long way – we can vote, be in control of our own fertility, work, be paid equally; but now it seems we have to look perpetually 35 or we aren’t seem as attractive or allowed on TV on a regular basis.
I was 46 on Thursday. I am lucky that I have a pretty face and because I have never smoked or been a sun worshiper am quite well preserved but I won’t be going down the Botox/filler route. I have treated myself to some Estee Lauder SPF15 face cream for the summer months but that is it.
If I had the money to afford such treatments I think I would much rather spend it on having experiences that might broaden my mind and make me a more interesting person.
Will it take another hundred years for women to be truly equal to men and be able to age naturally and be valued for who they are and not by how they look?