05/24/12 Enjoying The Signs of Life Adorning My Appearance


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Dove wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello everyone. This is a bit of an opinion piece based on some of the blogs I’ve been reading today about the….. shhhh…… controversial topic of women in my age group who are bucking up the courage to “go natural”….. now, before you wee perverts think a “Dance Nekky Party” is about to start, no, it’s not! At least not in my little space!

I mean, those of us in the fifty and over group who question ‘anti-aging” products. The opposite of aging is, let’s face it, pushing up daisies at the cemetery. You’re either aging, from the day you were born, or you’re dead. I’m alive! Why should I want to anti-age?

I do love Dove soap and always have. One of the few soaps that doesn’t make a girl’s delicate areas have a reaction. Works on one’s face, works on one’s unmentionables. Gotta love that.

Dove doesn’t have “anti age” products. I love them all the more for that. They use real women for their ads. I double love them for that. They’re one of the few companies that don’t make me feel like some kind of gross, unworthy monstrosity. With them, I’m just a girl. Just a fifty-two year old woman.

I love Dove. πŸ™‚

I have wrinkles, my face is not flawlessly smooth or peaches and cream white like it used to be, and my hair looks a little more like Pepe LePew everyday with that striking gray streak zipping along the middle.

I LIKE Pepe LePew. I always did want to look like a star. πŸ™‚

This isn’t a ‘change your life’ post. Sorry, if that’s what you were looking for today.

I’d love to hear from others. Do you fight age, embrace it, or sit in a chair and moan that there’s nothing you can do about any of it anyway?

All opinions welcome.

Oh, alright, due to thousands of tweets received during the writing of this post, I WILL host a “Dance Nekky Party”, beginning in ten minutes. Be there and be bare! πŸ™‚

Blessings. πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “05/24/12 Enjoying The Signs of Life Adorning My Appearance

  1. I think my biggest challenge now that I’m over 50 is rosacea. Some days, by the look of my forehead, you would think I’m back in my teen years again fighting acne. My break outs are a reminder to me that I’m feeling stressed and not taking care of myself. I get back into a healthy lifestyle with plenty of water, eating right and tackling a cardio work out at least 3-5 times a week.
    I do fight to keep my mind, body and spirit healthy. I think one of the benefits of that is….I just look and feel better.
    But, I will admit there is this wonderful Italian soap I LOVE to use on my face. I don’t know the name except it comes in a fancy wrapper and my future mother in law snags me a few bars every time she goes to Europe or is on a cruise. πŸ™‚
    Naked dance, huh? LOL

  2. Lucy/Ellie, there’s nobody more gorgeous than you! And the face breakouts. I know exactly what you mean. I had a bit of a breakout going on this week. It’s an indicator that I’m stressing majorly over something, and sometimes I don’t even know what the stressor is. But sure enough, the situation comes to light within a day or two and I work to take care of it.
    I love that our bodies give us these amazing indicators that make it pretty darn hard to ignore what’s going on.
    I’d love to know about the Italian soap. It sounds at least as wonderful as Dove. πŸ™‚
    You embrace your life by trying to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit. That’s a HEALTHY thing. And Ricky/Daniel appreciates it. πŸ™‚

    Water is magical, isn’t it? I’ve been an at least eight glasses a day girl since I was 16. I’ve been wearing a pedometer for nearly 60 days now and racking up the steps. My extra weight is slowly coming off.

    Oh, sorry, you missed the Nekky Dance. It came, it went. I went slightly blind when it started, so I can’t tell you much. πŸ™‚

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