I’m super excited to tell you that I’ve got a new writing gig! I am one of six contributors to Smart Beauty Guide — a brand new website sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
We’ll be dishing on beauty & wellness topics, cosmetic surgeries, injectables and medical spa treatments. I’ll be writing two posts a month over there, as well as one post a month on a related topic here on Musings of a Housewife.
I’ve always been one to take care of myself. I started wearing makeup when I was 13. Hey, it was the South and the eighties. What more can I say? My mom instilled in me good skincare habits from the get-go, and to this day I never go to bed without taking off my makeup and applying some type of night cream. But I’ve never had any cosmetic procedures beyond the basic spa facial or body scrub.
Now that I’m in my 40s, that’s definitely something that’s on my radar. I keep meaning to look into microdermabrasion and some other non-invasive procedures so this will be the perfect opportunity to do the research I’ve been putting off and share with you what I discover. Of course if I DO decide to try out any procedures, you’ll be the first to hear all about them!
There’s a broad spectrum of available cosmetic procedures these days — everything from re-surfacing and injectables to cosmetic surgery. I’m curious. Have you ever had any elective plastic surgical procedures? If not, where do you draw the line? Are you open to non-invasive procedures but draw the line at surgery? Will you consider a facelift when you get older? What would cause you to consider it? Or are you diabolically opposed to elective surgery, no matter what?
I find this topic interesting. There was a time when I was seriously considering a certain surgical procedure that I thought would improve my quality of life, but then I got over it. Now and then I joke about getting a tummy tuck, but I don’t think I’ll ever seriously consider it. After all, that’s what Spanx are for.
But I admit that I don’t relish seeing the evidence of age and gravity weighing on my face. I already shamelessly photoshop out some of my laugh lines when I post closeup photos on the blog. I can’t say for sure what I will or won’t do in another 10 or 20 years. For now I’m hoping to make the most of a consistent skincare regimen and some of the less invasive cosmetic options to keep my skin looking as youthful as possible. Then I’ll just have to take every year as it comes.
How about you? What is your philosophy on aging gracefully? Or . . . not?