My friend Leah started wearing eye cream.
We are the same age, 27, and all of a sudden she’s wearing eye cream and I’m the girl who’s always been a step behind. I tried to talk her out of it, knowing full well she’d keep on wearing eye cream and I’d keep on getting wrinkles. Her response was casual and matter of fact: We are getting older.
In my heart of hearts I know “old” is relative and that wrinkles are just a memoir to a life lived. I also know that getting older is a privilege not afforded to many. I get that. I really do. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a pang of jealousy when I see pictures of my 20 year old self. That girl had great skin.
Writing or talking about aging when you’re still 27 is, admittedly, annoying. And truthfully, exclamations of good grief I’m getting so old is one of my biggest pet peeves. The best beauty tip is also the best anti-aging advice: you are as beautiful, as young, as amazing as you feel. Even if our skin sags and our hairs gray, we can still have dance parties in our underwear and stay up until 2am just for the hell of it. It’s up to us.
When it comes to eye cream, I suspect it will be like when my friends started wearing skinny jeans and two years later I finally gave in. I can’t breathe, but whatever.
What are your secrets to feeling young?
A young Martha Stewart pictured above. Source unknown.