Often, what’s portrayed online is not an accurate depiction of real life, and I’d love to share with you one of the things that causes me to be less than confident, particularly in regards to blogging. This is not a fish for compliments or a self-bashing seminar – it’s simply aimed to be open and truthful about the realities of insecurities and that everyone has them, no matter how big or small, particularly as it relates to beauty.
My chosen topic: Wrinkles.
Aging is such a blessing, but when it comes to beauty, it can be hard to accept. With my 28th birthday freshly behind me, I see signs of aging starting to appear. One area that I have insecurities about is my forehead. I’ve always been an expressive individual, and when I talk my forehead is constantly used. These expressions and a deep love for sunshine has inevitably led to (what I perceive as) deeper wrinkles than other women my age.
|A recent outfit post outtake in which forehead wrinkles (and a zit or two - eek!) can be seen.|
Though I am relatively young, I do think that wrinkles are something that many women my age (and older!) can relate to. The transition from early-twenties-and-no-wrinkles-in-sight to late-twenties-and-uh-oh-they’re-showing can be tough. It’s the first time I’ve had the “Oh, crap…I’m aging” thought. Before, it never even crossed my mind.
I also dabble in facial creams. No shame there. I recently started using Atralin, which is a vitamin-A based gel that helps your skin renew itself. It was prescribed to me before my wedding to help with acne (a whole other area of insecurity), but to my pleasant surprise it also helps with fine lines. I've definitely seen an improvement! Do you have other creams that you like? I'd love to hear your recommendations.
I’m proud to be a part of something that’s bigger than just Isn’t That Charming while joining with this movement. The more we share, the more we empower one another to love our “flaws” that really are not flaws at all, and I hope that by opening up about one of my beauty insecurities, I’ve helped you (even if in a small way) to embrace your own. Be sure to swing by Maya’s blog to check out the link up of other bloggers who’ve joined in on the Real Blogger Beauty movement today. There are some amazing stories being told.