Monthly Archives: June 2013

GETTING OLDER? STAY YOUNG!

Wrinkles“Nay, nay, sasakay po ba kayo?” I was in the Philippines for my summer vacation. I was visiting my grandson by then. The statement that the dispatcher asked me meant ”Ma’am, ma’am, are you going to ride?” Well, the truth is, for the Filipinos, when you call someone Nanay, it would actually mean “old lady”. And that would be me, I guess? Now, I don’t really care ‘cause I am a grandmother anyway; but I was just 49 years old at that and I was already being referred to as “Nanay”. I had a problem, and that was my wrinkles. At a very young age, I started aging, I could see a few lines here and there when I was just 36 years old. By that time, I believed it was normal and that I was going to live with it for the rest of my life. BUT, here comes wrinkle reduction techniques. I had my way out and I was finally going for the gold.

Wrinkle reduction, a common problem between both men and women my age. So here are some choices I have researched so that reducing wrinkles could get easier. From the most expensive to the cheapest ones, and from the medical team down to your own natural way, here is my list: Continue reading

FREAK OUT NO MORE

facial exercises“Aaaaahhhhh!” I was startled when I heard my mother screaming. It was 6 in the morning and so I ran upstairs and made my way to her room. She was looking in the mirror when I saw her, so I asked her what was wrong. She looked at me with this worried face and asked me, “Do I look old?” And then, I burst into laughter. I almost rolled on the floor because of what she asked me. I couldn’t believe I scrambled all my way up to her room just to be asked this question. But, I saw the source of her distress. She had a few lines here and there…Wait, what do they call that? Oh! Yeah! Wrinkles. So, that was how it started, we were talking about tips on wrinkle reducing the whole day.

“When you’re in your late 30s and mid 40s, you’ll start to understand why wrinkles are a problem. But as for now, dear, help me find ways to reduce my wrinkles.” Then, we both smiled at each other. I knew I had to face the “scary truth” sooner or later. But, I had to fix my mom’s truth first. Well, to start off, wrinkle reducing is one of the problems that most ladies and women usually encounter when they reach their late 30s, unluckily for some they get these lines at a very young age. (Glad to know I don’t belong.) Well, I researched and found one thing that kept recurring in wrinkle reducing researches. Continue reading

THE SURVEY

Skin careI was preparing my lunch for school while my mom and dad were having a discussion about what was the best way to get rid of wrinkles. They both weren’t getting any younger. This problem bothered my mom too much while my dad didn’t really care. I guess that’s how it’s always been, women are more concerned about the way they look when they get older. So to appease my mom, they both decided to do a survey across the neighborhood. I could see that dad was quite pissed off because they had to go through so much trouble just to ask what was best in removing wrinkles.

Mrs. Maribojoc who lives in the first house on the left, and looks nowhere near her age was the best person to ask regarding the best way to get rid of wrinkles, I’ve known her since I was a kid but she hasn’t aged a bit all these years. She even looks younger everyday. She advised my mom and dad to visit a facelift surgeon. (Not to mention, Mrs. Maribojoc was also the richest in our neighborhood). She said that facelifts have been her secret in maintaining her appearance. Facelift or Rhytidectomy as the medical term would be, is the most extensive and expensive way to remove and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Continue reading