If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I have strong opinions. Every now and then I feel the need to
rant about discuss topics and get your input. Last week I ran across something that was initially puzzling… then annoying because it insulted my intelligence.
Because I’m a blogger, I spend a lot of time on social media. That’s not necessarily a good thing but it comes with the territory. I’ve noticed a new buzz term and hashtag on Instagram (the fastest growing social media channel) that disturbs me. It’s #ageless. Perhaps it’s harmless… but not the way I seeing it being used.
No one is ageless. We’re all aging and it’s nothing to fear or be ashamed about. I know many women do fear it and fight tooth and nail to look younger than they are by any means possible. The term anti-aging has always bothered me and #ageless falls into the same category if you’re telling us a brand’s product has caused your face to appear #ageless and timeless.
As far as I can tell the only way to stop the clock is by dying. Marilyn Monroe will look 36 forever because that’s when she died, at 36. She’s timeless.
A lot of women my age are having facelifts, neck lifts, eye jobs, getting Botox, and injecting fillers into their face. I have no problem with doing any of those things! Heck, my Mom had a total facelift at 55 and looked amazing! I’m also not saying I rule any of those things out for me.
What bothers me is seeing women with their faces full of filler and their necks pulled tighter than a drum, spouting the joys of looking naturally #ageless.
Is it just me who sees the work they’ve had done or have you picked up on it as well? How do the women feel who don’t spot the “work done”? Do they feel worse about themselves because their faces are showing the natural signs of aging?
I frequently use #agelessstyle because I believe great style is ageless. I also use #agelessfashion because great classic clothes are always appropriate and timeless. But simply #ageless, in relation to our faces feels wrong.
I like to support all women but I reserve that for honest women, facelift, injectables or not, who’re not trying to sell us a bill of goods that impact our confidence.
I’m not suggesting every woman need admit publically what she does to enhance her appearance. I’m saying that if you’re getting paid by a brand to promote a product, you need to be honest.
Is it just me or do you find these terms insulting?
Thanks for reading and have a great day!