For some people, the appearance of wrinkles on their skin can be mortifying.
But instead of booking straight into a Botox clinic, or splashing out on a range of skincare alternatives to it, why don’t you take a deep breath and then do something a bit different?
How about you embrace them?
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of growing old. So, the less mental energy you expend on fighting it, and the sooner you accept it, the more at peace you will be with it.
After all, the fine lines that appear on your face are by no means a sign of unattractiveness or imperfection. Instead, they should be regarded as a badge of honour.
Whether you are in your 20s, or pushing 60, here are 6 reasons why you should embrace your wrinkles.
They are a sign you’ve lived a great life!
Let’s get one thing straight, if you are under the age of 60 you aren’t seeing wrinkles per say. At least not in the sense of what 80+ year olds might have.
What you are seeing are cheek creases, crow’s feet and fine lines that are all there for a reason – you have had a great life!
They are a result of all that laughing you’ve done with your friends, workmates and of course with those special someone(s).
They are also a result of all that partying or sunbathing you’ve done at the weekends. Hitting up the pubs and clubs and staying out until the sun begins to rise.
If you’ve had kids, or spent many a late night cramming for university exams, then for sure, these will have been contributing factors too.
So instead embrace this approach to ageing to celebrate the fact that if these new facial features could talk, they’d tell one hell of a story.
2. They are an excellent reflection of your personality
If you’ve laughed a lot over the course of your life, you’ve also probably smiled a lot too. Even if you have frowned and cried a bit as well, that is perfectly alright.
All that simply means, is that you have a very expressive personality. Which, believe us, is a very good trait to have!
Try and recognise the fact that you have character, passion and charisma in abundance – and that your fine lines are the embodiment of it.
3. Sexy is a state of mind!
If you’ve previously held the mindset that your worth as a woman is based on your appearance, body shape or size, then we’ve got news for you.
It most certainly is not!
Beauty is skin deep, and it is also in the eye of the beholder. So, trust us when we tell you that there will be a lot of beholders irrespective of whether you have perfect skin, or crow’s feet and a few fine lines.
You need to realise that sexy is a state of mind, and your worth isn’t exclusively connected, in any way, shape or form, at all to the way you look. If you do, then you’ll soon develop an inner peace, and a greater degree of self-esteem with your changing circumstances.
4. You get to define what is considered beautiful
In recent years the body positive movement has revolutionised the way many people think about themselves – significantly for the better.
It has done this by changing the perception of what is considered ‘beautiful’ and empowering people to define, and refine, this concept on a personal level.
Remember this the next time you spot a new line or crease on your face, as it is just an extra dimension of YOUR natural and unique beauty.
5. Wrinkles won’t stop you living life!
Instead of freaking out about the appearance of wrinkles as being a symbol that your life as you know it is over, just remember that they won’t stop you from living your life!
Crow’s feet, fine lines and cheek creases won’t prevent you from being a sweet, lovable and charming individual or living your best life – unless of course your mindset lets it.
6. You might be an inspiration for somebody else
Although you might think so, you are not the only person in the world your age, whose skin has wrinkles developing.
So instead of bemoaning your misfortune and having hang-ups about it, how about you see the opportunity in the situation?
If you accept and embrace your wrinkles, you could well become an inspiration for somebody else in a similar situation.
After all, if they see that this new development in your appearance doesn’t bother you, or curtail you from living a full life, then the chances are they will not let theirs bother them.
So, there you have it, our recommendations of 6 reasons why you should embrace your wrinkles.
At the end of the day, seeing wrinkles on your skin – whether it’s just one or a few – is not a bad thing at all.
All you need to do is embrace them, own them, and continue being the same wonderful person you have always been.