Anti-aging Column

Published on November 27th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard


Choice – for Mature Age-defying Women

Being a mature woman in 2014 is pretty good.

Research and technology have been kind to us baby boomers.

Unlike our grandmothers.

“As for getting by without a wrinkle control light wand and a choice of about 17,569 shampoos”

Those dears didn’t have the benefits of laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, botox, eyelash extensions, teeth implants, laser hair removal, dermal peels, eyebrow tinting, microdermabrasion or oxygen facials.

That’s a lot of really good stuff to live without.

And that is just naming a few of the “aids” available now to keep us looking good which in turn makes us feel good.

You might well wonder how our grannies managed to go out the front door each day when all they had to put on their face was Oil of Ulay.

Have you ever thought how they coped without serums, anti-oxidants, exfoliates, body scrubs, foot lotions and cellulite creams?

Do you shudder to think?

What an ignorant state the old poor souls lived in when they knew nothing about free radicals, had no idea what glycolic, peptides or hyaluronic meant, and the only sunscreen they used was Johnson’s Baby Oil.

As for getting by without a wrinkle control light wand and a choice of about 17,569 shampoos … well, best we don’t talk about that.

Take a look around your bathroom … go on … see if you can count the number of products on the bench all designed to keep you soft and smooth and lump and wrinkle free.

It’s an embarrassing amount isn’t it?

Mmmm … maybe we should envy the easy maintenance routines of our grandmothers when choice was not an option and a jar of Ponds cold cream did the lot.



About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

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