One of my many fears in life is growing old – having gray hairs, forgetting memories, having potbelly, wrinkles, sagging breasts and ugly stretch marks that never go away.
I am usually not a vain person but now that I’m 30+, I understand better the importance of taking care of one’s self. When I look at my face in the mirror, I see fine lines here and there, I notice several age spots and my cheeks by my nose is beginning to visibly lose elasticity, clearly all these are signs of aging!
I read a discussion on my friend’s FB wall a few days back about aging. One comment there caught my attention. She said that all women should invest in a good anti-aging product as early as they can. The result isn’t going to be instant, but she’s been using the same product for 20 years, and now that she’s a lot older, she looks so much younger compare to her same-age friends. That convinces me to try Obagi products. I haven’t checked yet but I know they’re very expensive but lots of people say it’s worth it. I’m going to check House of Obagi in SM this weekend. Right now, my beauty regimen includes day and night moisturizer for my face and beauty oil for my body. I also try to drink as much water as I can everyday. All these are not enough. I need an anti-aging cream, i you know anything that’s affordable more than Obagi, leave comments pls! I’ve also started taking in Vit E, also calciumade, Vit C and Iron sulfate.
For hair care, I recently started using strengthening shampoo with all natural ingredients. I use the one from Human Heart Nature and I can tell it’s really effective. I got less hair fall now, and the shampoo smells so nice.
For body care, well, I go to the gym 2-3 times a day (hard to believe, I know). Why it’s so hard to lose weight?When getting a full body view of myself, I get frustrated because….why is my tummy not flat and firm? And why are my breasts, albeit not humungous, are starting to sag?! My gaaahd, I haven’t even tried breastfeeding yet! I guess it’s inevitable. No amount of under-wire bra can stop our breasts from drooping. Blame old age and gravity! LOLS. My only solution is breast augmentation!
I personally have no problems with people deciding to get breast augmentation / breast enhancement. Nowadays, it’s a common practice that not only the rich people can afford. Most women does it for them to feel sexier and attractive, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If it makes you happy, go for it! Besides, with advancement of medical technology nowadays, breast augmentation/implants are rather safe. Side effects are normal, (even taking meds can cause side effects, right?) but they’re bearable.
There are 2 techniques on how it’s done, one is placement of silicone gel behind where the breast rests so they will stand out. Another is the use of body fat transfer from elsewhere in the body to the breasts, so they’ll become fuller. I am slightly leaning towards the latter because I don’t really like the idea of having something foreign inside my body. Although that process is less popular, I think it’s safer, don’t you think?
Well, both process are actually safe. There had been reports before that Silicone-gel implants can cause cancer that’s why they banned it for for years, but when research ruled out that concern (only 60 cases of breast cancer reported worldwide, among the estimated 5 million to 10 million women with breast implants), regulators returned the implants to the market in 2006. A lot of women prefer it actually because silicone gels yield better results. But ifever I’ll do it, I prefer the other one (body fat transfer), and I’d ask my surgeon to slash away these fat in my belly! lols
So would I do it? Really do it? I can’t tell right now. I might. If my surgeon is nice, accommodating, open, has specialization in breast augmentation, can be trusted and can take care of me very well – from surgery to treatment etc., and if my money permits it, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t do it. Self-esteem is important to me too!
I wish I had taken care of myself better. I wish I had exercised more, when I was younger. But I still have plenty of time. Let’s all fight aging!