This post is sponsored by RoC Skincare. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows! ~ Audrey Hepburn
Have you noticed how beauty is always associated with looking younger? Magazine articles offering tons of tips on how to look younger and beautiful. Hollywood’s subtle jab by selecting younger actresses to play alongside older men as their love interests. The message conveyed in our society is always be more beautiful by looking younger. Today, I want to start a conversation about the beauty in aging.
First I want to get a bit personal and share my own experience with aging. As I grew older I became reluctant to share my age with others. And if I’m going to be totally honest, I’ve gone as far as lying on some forms about my date of birth. But something changed a couple of years ago and I was no longer ashamed of aging. The key difference that changed my way of thinking, was I became confident in my own skin. This transformation began when I got out of a very toxic relationship, where I received constant negative comments about myself. After ending this relationship I was a mere shell of myself and felt absolutely worthless. During this period, I learned that I was stronger than I ever imagined and retrained my thoughts to repeat positive comments daily. This freedom of loving myself gave me courage and confidence.
This confidence was key in discovering the beauty of aging. When I accepted myself as I was, I no longer cared about my age. Another key to this major leap was also taking time for myself and providing self care. Pampering myself with manicures, spa days and exercise has been life changing and made me feel secure in my beauty no matter my age. In addition, treating myself to products like RoC Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Crème, have made be feel more confident in my aging.
I’m a mother, a working woman and no longer in my 20’s and who cares? Not me, drum roll please, I will be turning 50 years old in less than a year and I’m proud of the beauty in my aging. Sadly, as women grow older they become ashamed to tell their age and it’s time for a change. For me personally, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “you look good for your age”. Which don’t get me wrong, I’m really flattered to hear this but it’s also a compliment with a caveat. RoC Skincare recently surveyed women over 40 and discovered that 82% have been told that they look great for their age in the past year. Not surprisingly most of the women surveyed would rather not receive a compliment than to receive one paired with the modifier “for your age”. Together we can help bring awareness of this misguided phrasing and help women embrace the beauty of aging. Join me and women like Thandie Newton who are flipping the script on aging on this #foryourage conversation. To learn more click here: RoC Skincare