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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