“Most of the conversations about women who have aged gracefully seem innocent enough. Celebrating beautiful older women instead of just focusing on beautiful women who are under the age of 25 sounds like a great idea. Not to mention, including gray hair and laugh lines in the beauty standard is a wonderful thing. And in the age of Botox and extreme plastic surgery, so too is reminding women that they don’t have to go that route to be considered beautiful.
But while it seems good on the surface — and I have no doubt that a lot of people who talk about beautiful older women truly mean well — I have to wonder if we’re actually doing more harm than good here.”
You can read the rest of my post The anti-aging paradox: Are we really changing the standard of beauty? on Color Me Rouge. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!