The indignities of growing older aren’t always pretty. Despite all the beauty creams and anti-aging regimes, we slather on our face, gnarly reminders on our skin make us realize we’re no longer a twenty-year-old sexy cutie pie.
That’s not to say you can’t be “hot” over 50 . . . and I’m not referring to hot flashes. Jane Fonda is still getting it on, or at least, she says she is. You can’t argue the fact that she looks darn good for a woman born in 1937. Do the math.
It’s hard to feel sexy when long random hairs start bursting out of your chin, or ugly skin tags form like creepy crawlers in the crevices on your neck, underarms and uh um. . . elsewhere. Suddenly, you feel like the Wicked Witch of the West has taken over your body and you can’t do anything about it.
If you’re rich, you can fight back with laser guns, peels, plastic surgery and even Photoshop. But, for most of us, we have to suck up and live with them. Ugh!
Gnarly Indignities of Growing Older We’d Rather Not Have
- Chin Hairs
- Double Chins
- Skin Tags
- Foot Fungus
- Double Chins
- Liver Spots
- Cracked heels
- Red broken blood vessels
- Varicose veins
- Missing eyebrows
Since I’m not a doctor, I’m not going to speculate on what causes those stubborn “abominations” to show up or tell you how to remedy them. Most are benign but definitely annoying. They graffiti our once smooth bodies and we can’t help but grit our teeth.
Was there something we did in our youth that’s turning us into Uncle Fester?
We’ll never really know.
All we can do is get them checked to make sure they aren’t worse than they are and then do whatever we can to fix or hide them. Or . . . bite the bullet and call them one of the badges of age.
I don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
What gnarly indignities of growing older irk you? Please leave a comment below.