**Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by RoC®. However, all opinions are 100% my own. Visit here to learn more about the #ForYourAge campaign.
Most of you know that I am in my late 30’s. In fact, I’m just 3 months shy of turning the big 4-0! And as I approach this wonderful milestone, I want to open up the conversation about what aging means to me. And please, do not “for your age” me. Here’s why.
Women in their 40s and beyond often get the ‘You look good for your age’ compliment. Except, it’s not a compliment, it’s a backhanded compliment. Instead, leave it at ‘you look good!’
In a study conducted by RoC®, 88% of women refuse to conform to societal standard set for women their age and in the same study 82% have received the ‘for your age’ compliment. We all come in different shapes, sizes and personalities and we are all beautiful no matter the age. Today’s woman is one who is strong, confident and is multi-faceted, with more and more of them being some of the wealthiest, healthiest and most influential. So help me join women like the British actress, Thandie Newton who endorses this study, in this movement to flip around the script on this “For Your Age” conversation.
When I was in my mid 30s, I had a total freak out about aging. For a few months I would worry about looking older, getting wrinkles and saggy skin. This all came from the pressure that society puts on women about looking younger but acting their age. It also came from watching friends nip tucking this, injecting that, and getting botox every 3 months. They didn’t even need it! But I couldn’t help but think that maybe I should be doing all those things too, that I needed to keep up or something. And I did. I gave into botox. I got it once on my forehead and never again since. And guess what, no one could even tell the difference, including myself. All I got was a feeling of pressure on my forehead. I also knew I couldn’t afford the upkeep of it. Now, its not to say that I’ll never dive into it again someday. I may, but not for a while.
It took thinking about my mom and how she’s always embraced her age. Growing up and even to this day she proudly says how old she is. Reflecting on that changed the way I was thinking about aging during that time when I had my freak out. I am actually looking forward to this new decade of my life and it has instilled a confidence in me and about who I am. I’ve embraced aging gracefully without surgery or injections. But still with the help of RoC®, a skincare line with products clinically proven to effectively improve the signs of aging. The leading French brand was the first skincare line to provide over-the-counter retinol for daily use. I use the RETINOL CORREXION® MAX Daily Hydration Crème, a new moisturizing cream offering a powerful retinol formula that reduces fine lines and wrinkles and reveals deeply hydrated and beautiful skin. For 24 hours my skin is deeply hydrated and it has visibly reduced fine lines and wrinkles in just one week of use. They promise that one will see continued significant improvement each week. I know that with this cream, I will be able to hold off injections for longer, if I choose to ever do it, which makes me feel confident in how I look.
Have you gotten the ‘you look good for your age’ compliment? How did that make you feel? Let’s chat below!