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Everyone seems to be counting down the days to Christmas. Whether it’s to celebrate the birth of the Baby Jesus or to celebrate the lovely time off work matters not. Well not to me it doesn’t, as the countdown is 2 fold for me. Christmas Day, the 25th December, marks exactly 6 months until my birthday. Normally it doesn’t really make a difference, other than giving people 6 months to think of something awesome to buy me, but not this year. You see, on Christmas Day the 6 month count down to my 30th birthday begins. Yep, the big 3-0. I’m not particularly bothered that I’m going to be 30, most of my friends have done it and survived, so the number isn’t a frightening prospect. What is though is the thought of waking up on the 25th of June and looking in the mirror and seeing my face covered in wrinkles.
I’ve always looked after my face; I moisturised every day since I was 14, always wear sun cream or hide in the shade, only wear make-up on evenings out, exfoliate regularly, drink lots of water etc etc. But the last few weeks I’ve been concerned that none of this will be enough to stave off the onset of the ageing process. In fact you could say I’ve been obsessing a little. So much so I’ve bought myself a full skincare regime that’s supposed to help fight the “7 signs of ageing”. I have a day moisturiser that has a bit of foundation in to “even out my skin tone”, and eye cream that “provides an instant glow to skin all around the eyes and reduces puffiness”, and a night cream that “intensively hydrates the skin” and exfoliating cleansing wipes that “fight the signs of ageing”. And all these things are supposed to “reduce the look of lines and pores, even tone, brighten, smooth, hydrate and lock in moisture”, all at the same time. Sounds more like magic than science to me to be honest but I have the wrinkle fear and I’m willing to try anything to save my baby soft face. And…I’m ashamed to say it…I bought a lip-plumping glossy treatment thing to make my lips less wrinkled. I even use an eye cream round my mouth and lips to help combat any damage I did whilst I was a smoker. I’m sure one of the “7 signs of ageing” that they’re trying to combat is the increase in disposable income ‘cause all this stuff don’t come cheap! I know I may as well have given my money to a snake oil salesman but I just on the off chance they work I’m willing to give them a try as I don’t want to look old! I don’t feel nearly 30, so why would I want to look it?
Yep, that’s right, I’m a twat.
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