Vampire Facial

Growing old gracefully is a pretty hard task these days. There is a lot of pressure for us to look our darned best, coming from magazines, television, the fashion world, blogs, celebrities and many more directions to boot… They are constantly firing new products, style must-have’s and treatment advice from all angles, and I have to admit I’ve been sucked in on more than a few occasions and I suspect you may have to.

When I saw the news about Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial the other day, I just rolled my eyes and moved on. Much to Alex’s disgust, I watch the Kardashians on TV – I’m not sure why because it is often a mind numbing experience, which I regret soon after and sometimes even during! Anyway, after moving on, I later started to think about why a thirty two year old pregnant woman feels the need to go to such lengths… I then thought about how I’ve been feeling about ageing recently (not great) and  came to the conclusion that I can’t be feeling half as miserable as Kim because there is certainly no way I would ever consider a blood facial. What. The. Heck?!

A blood facial is where they draw blood from your own body (typically from your arm) and then mix that blood with certain chemicals, shake it about a bit (scientific explanation = Spin in a centrifuge) to form platelet rich fibrin matri (huh?) and then basically inject it back into your face. Again… What. The…?!

Apart from messing about with her body whilst she is pregnant, Kim really should think about how she is influencing her millions of young fans. There will no doubt be an increase in the amount of people seeking out this treatment and somewhere along the line something will no doubt go wrong for someone. Each to their own, but when you influence so many others around you, surely it might just be good to simply set an example and either grow old with a little more grace, or at least keep it private.

Over the past few years, I’ve been dabbling with many more products and have spent quite a bit of time seeking out tips and tricks for ways to keep my ‘youthful looks’. It wasn’t until last week that I finally came to the conclusion that I was much better off before – I read less about the next big thing, tried out less gunk on my face and also felt a lot less pressure in general before I started out on my mission for eternal youth.

I’ve always known deep down that it’s actually all about diet, exercise and general healthy living, but I just got caught up in it all (mainly because I struggle with all three of those!). I’ve decided enough is enough, and although I may still dabble a bit in the future, I’m going to try extremely hard not to be fooled into parting with my hard earned cash when it’s not needed.

The vampire blood facial could not be further off my radar if it tried!

Would you ever get a vampire facelift folks? How do you feel about the pressure of ageing?

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6 Responses

  1. makeuptemple (@makeuptemple) March 15, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    It’s a kind of Oxygen therapy, I guess. as in oxygen therapy they do the similar procedure, painful :(

  2. Kay March 15, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    All I can say to this is WTF??? Yep I’ve been seduced by the hype of some products in my quest to halt the aging process but REALLY? Vampire facial? Even I wouldn’t go that far. I am 41 and I HATE how aging makes me feel. I’ve not enjoyed the beginning of my 40s at all, it reminds me a little of my teens, as good old Britney Spears would say “not a girl, but not yet a woman” and the same (I find) applies to the 40s “not a young woman, but not yet an old woman”. Aging sucks big time, and I find in your 40s you really are stuck in no (wo)mans land, but I really do know where to draw the line in my quest to stay youthful(ish).

    • seebyzoe March 18, 2013 / 11:01 am

      Kim is still in her early thirties… Imagine how much pain she will put herself through by the time she reaches her 40s! I think we are better off ;)

  3. Yvonne March 15, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    To be honest so much of how you age is down to genetics, if your mum looks good for her age chances are you will too. Protect yourself from the sun, eat well, don’t smoke and try not to drink too much and you’ll be sorted. I enjoy pampering myself but I know nothing that I put on my skin externally can make a difference to anything but the top layers which are just about to be shed anyway! There are no miracle products or treatments.

    • seebyzoe March 15, 2013 / 5:33 pm

      Yes, I should have mentioned genetics! My mum has smoked since she was 17, but I’ve never smoked at all. Hopefully that gains me some beauty brownie points ;)

  4. steph March 17, 2013 / 2:22 am

    Haha, the blood facial thing kinda brings to mind Elizabeth Bathory- not a good association! I can’t help but wish there was a magic potion to keep my skin exactly where it is now (or maybe where it was 5 years ago) but I definitely feel I’ve done a myself a service by bettering my diet to include more fresh produce- huge improvement since I snuck in more greens!

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