Irony. I fear the appearance of aging. Yet, one effect of married life for me is that I’m no longer afraid to go out sans makeup (unless, of course, the occasion calls for it) and, sometimes, (EEK!!!) sans sunscreen (that’s just pure laziness on my part). I no longer experience anguish over going out barefaced to run errands. With that said, I do make an effort on most days.
Perhaps my lack of hesitation in going sans makeup has less to do with being married and more to do with my gaining more confidence with age. Come to think of it, I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve ever been in my life and that feeling has increased with every passing year. It’s as if I have a banner stuck to my body that reads, “I may still have much to learn but there are many things I have done and learned about and, because of this, I know what I’m doing and what I’m talking about (for the most part) so deal with it. I am who I am, thankyouverymuch.”
This fall, I made a disturbing discovery. Fine lines around my eyes. Oy vey… I suppose those Martina McBride lyrics are true (from “This One’s for the Girls”–every laugh line on your face made you who are you today). And ever since, I have been on the hunt for good quality skincare. I’ve invested in two lines–Chanel and La Mer. I’ve been using La Mer’s original cream and cleansing gel for a while now and simply cannot live without them. New additions are La Mer’s Concentrate and Chanel’s Resynchronizing line (Le Jour, La Nuit, and Le Weekend). All have had rave reviews (La Mer’s moisturizers are legendary). The goal: even out complexion and plump up face. I’ve never believed in using serums (have always, up until now, thought they were a bunch of mumbo jumbo) but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.