How old were you when you first noticed signs of ageing?

posted 5 months ago in Wellness
Post # 46
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Bumble bee

I’m early 30’s and I’m fighting gravity at this point. Sunscreen and weight training help.

Post # 47
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Busy bee

My skin is definitely not the same as it used to be. However, I’m the only one who notices. I am very diligent about my skincare routine as I want to prevent as much as I can. I would 100% get botox, but my skin is very sensative and I don’t want to risk having an allergic reaction to it. I wish I could, but it’s not worth it.

I am 26 (27 in March) and people think I’m not old enough to drink still. I get asked if I am in high school occassionally and often assumed I’m in college. My mom has always had really good skin and looked very young, so I guess that’s where I get it. Like I said though, I am definitely noticing the loss of elasticity and if I don’t hydrate it takes a toll.

Drinking water is so crucial! A few things I love for preventing aging are these things called Frownies. Look them up! They’re just paper triangles with adhesive backs that you stick to your face while you sleep to prevent wrinkles. They absolutetly work and I highly recommend. I also use a derma roller as of a few months ago about 1x per week. I use it on my bf too and his deep forehead lines have become less prominent- It’s pretty cool. Finally, and some people will think I’m crazy/tell you not to, but I slather my entire face in vaseline and sleep with it on here and there. I’ve been doing it since high school (it helps your eye lashes grow, too) and a few years later saw this old (like almost 100) talkling about how she used vaseline as moisturizer forever and she looked AMAZING.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I’m 31, my metabolism has slowed down and I have to be more diligent about staying active because of it. Boobs are definitely hanging a bit lower these days, but not terribly so. I started getting gray hair in my early 20s, and began coloring it regularly 3-4 years ago. Skin-wise, I noticed a couple years back that some of my “freckles” were starting to look more like sun spots. Other than that, no major changes. I actually think my skin is better now than it was in my 20s, probably due to my heavily involved skincare routine. I’ve found that retinol/retinoids are key, including on the neck/chest/hands, and I’ve just recently switched to tretinoin (Retin-A). I still get carded and often get mistaken for a student at the college where I work, so something’s working lol. Then again, people mistake my mother for my sister all the time, so part of it might be genes.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

jannigirl :  right?! i have a teenage son and all his friends talk about how he has the “hot mom”. i dont dress like a hooker or anything but i like to look nice and put together. but im also very much respected at work. you can have both for sure. im not afraid to age in the slightest but it is nice to feel like you still look youthful

Post # 50
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

jannigirl :  Oh, they’re not mutually exclusive at all. But as I said, a person can look GOOD without trying to look “hot”. I definitely don’t hesitate to wear form-fitting dresses and heels on a date-night with Dh, but I DO think there are some things older women shouldn’t be wearing. Certain styles of dress (especially striving to look sexy or hot) looks desperate at a certain age, and I just don’t want to go there. Obviously, other people’s opinions on things vary, and their body and their style is their business. But IMO, most of the women on, say, the Real Housewives programs often tend look desperate instead of young or sexy. Perhaps we are just defining “hot” or sexy differently and we’re really talking about the same thing.

Post # 51
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Newbee

I’m 33! I haven’t got any greys yet. I think my face looks the same. I find it harder to maintain my weight despite exercising regularly and eating well, and alcohol effects me a lot more! I also seem to get more injuries easily from sport! The main thing I worry about is I sometimes have trouble sleeping and I think it will make me look old before my time

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

I’m 25 and I’ve had my first white hair when I was in middle school. At the uni 3 years ago, my hair went a lot whiter in a short time period, like maybe 100 strands or so because I was so stressed out. My mom pointed out back then and I was sooo upset. 

2 days ago my mom reminded me of how upset I was at that time about my white hair. I looked at myself in the mirror and could barely see a couple white strands. That’s when I firstly realized time passes and we don’t even recognize the difference anymore because it’s a part of being more mature. 

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

catqueen92 :  Frownies are the bomb. Been using them for several years.

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I’m almost 34 and haven’t noticed much in the way of aging that can’t be attributed some stubborn weight gain that I’m working on reversing. Most people guess that I’m 27-28, so something must be going right. I found my first white hair on my 32nd birthday, but my hair is pretty light so the few white hairs I have mostly blend in.

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

And I have a large bust… 36Dirty Delete. I wear a bra 100% of the time. Underwire during the day & sports bra while sleeping. Boobies are pretty high & tight 

Post # 56
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Blushing bee

My metabolism started slowing down in my late 20s and it now takes more diet/exercise efforts to maintain a weight that is slightly higher than my early 20s weight when I didn’t take care of myself at all. My skin definitely takes more effort as well…I have oily skin but find that washing it only once a day with a gentle cleanser and applying a lot of moisturizer at night helps. I’ve got some dark circles under my eyes and have been using eye cream but also concealer during the day. I’ve also got very faint eye/mouth wrinkles starting to form and a couple gray hairs but overall am still told I look very young for my age. I used to hate it as a teen/young adult but I’m really starting to enjoy it now. My friends who have young kids say they have noticed themselves aging more rapidly due to tiredness/lack of sleep, so maybe I’ll start looking my age in a few years if we decide to have children.

Post # 57
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

jannigirl :  I’m a 36D and the exact opposite, I never wear a bra unless I’m under duress lol. But my boobs are still round as opposed to pendulous and haven’t gone too far from when I was a teen. I wonder which method really is better or if it has no effect and is simply genetic.

OP, I’m going to be 38 soon. I’ve worked outside for 15 years. I have lines from smiling around my mouth and my eyes. I’ve had a million amazing adventures and I look it. Fuck societal pressures to never age, I want to look whatever age I am. That being said, I cover the greys in my hair with henna because I looooove the shiny copper highlights it gives me!! 

Post # 58
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I started noticing forehead wrinkles at 25! I have a very large and um…expressive forehead. Luke when I raise my eyebrows I have about 3 huge wrinkles. depending on the type of makeup i wear it can look more noticeable. moisturizing helps tremendously. now that I’m 26 I finally moisturize and try to take care of my skin. I also try to smile randomly like in the car and I try to keep my expressive expressions to when a conversation really warrants it haha!

Post # 59
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Helper bee

lola5 :  me too . I want second opinions from someone who has known them for 10+ years 🤣

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Soon after my kids is born, at least for their first year X)

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