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My feed has recently been flooded with a ton of “old face” photos. Have you seen them? They’re pretty fun to look at! But I quickly noticed that nearly all of them being uploaded were being done so by only one sex…males.

Why? Well, the answer is simple. Our society has groomed us to desire younger looking women. Females are OBSESSED with all kinds of skin treatments and makeup tricks to make us look younger. Old women are considered expired and not sexy. Men on the other hand can still be desirable and hot when they’re older.

So I went ahead and downloaded Face App so I could post an old face pic in retaliation. I uploaded some photos of myself and played around with the filters. And…to my dismay – I reacted like society wanted me to. My honest initial reactions to my older self photos were “EEEEWWW!!! I look so ugly!” And “AHHHH my skin!” And “I CAN’T POST THAT!!!”

On the other hand, @samlivits did it to his pic and he thought it was really cool. The white hair. The extra wrinkles. The sagging skin.

How interesting is it that women can view aging as ugly, while men view every year they gain as another badge of honor?

Time to reshape the way we look at getting older. With every birthday, we gain more wisdom and more experience, therefore we should get more and more comfortable in our own skin. Let’s stop thinking that aging is ugly. I’m starting that convo by posting this old face transformation on my feed. Will you?

PS – On the topic of looking young though…eating whole, natural foods and exercising keeps you youthful and healthy from the inside out…so don’t ever stop that! Wear sun block. Drink water. Wash your face. Floss. And stay away from drugs, kids!

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  • Audrey Davis says:

    Ditto…. So much for growing old gracefully…. Eating whole dood, drinking plenty of water and washing your face helps…

  • Amanda says:

    I’ve literally turned into a troll in the matter of 5 years I do not even want to leave my house anymore it’s amazing what I do my photos I don’t even take pictures of myself anymore I use only old photos of myself it’s shameful I don’t even know what to do with myself anymore I don’t take pictures with my kids and that’s embarrassing to admit but I won’t do it I will not do it I don’t know what happened to my face in the past 5 years I’m a completely different person my smile is completely different everything is completely different I don’t smoke I don’t drink I don’t do drugs I do have Lyme disease but I don’t expect that that’s done to my face what it has I don’t know what it is but I am so unbelievably ugly I used to be such a beautiful woman I couldn’t stop staring at myself for years maybe that’s the problem maybe this is payback I don’t know

  • zazzlezebra says:

    You look pretty in both! LOL you look like me! I’m almost 53 and I know I’m not ugly :-) You’re right though; exercise, eating right, and skin and teeth care sure help. ~Christi :-)

  • Ommie says:

    thankkk u sooo much Cassy, im still a teenager but I think it will give a lot of confidence to at of people, especially when a celebrity talks about it.

  • Do you personally feel like you’re old? I’m not worried about it now but I think in a few years I might be!

  • Sarah Merz says:

    Sorry, I’m from Germany and my English is not so good.
    I have, never had and (believe) will never have problems with aging, because that’s natural and we all do it every time. However the only grand way is too let it happens and be proud, because all this aesthetic surgerys, botox, and other chemicals, drugs, medical operations always deform people, so they looking like plastic dolls (barbie) and are much more uglyer than ever. For example: Silvester Stallone, Meg Rien, Mickey Rourke, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Cameron Diaz, Daryl Hannah, etc.pp.
    And last but not least the worriest fact is that anybody of them neither looks younger nor better or like her-/himself.
    Now the two pictures on top I really can’t find anything ‘ugly’, I see the little differences but that’s all and not badly or dramatic…
    AT the moment I’m 37 years old, but most people give me 26 and I’m feeling young and fit enough and that is the only important thing!

  • Erin Callahan says:

    Can I just say that the aged version of you here looks like Michelle Yeoh. Both you are beautiful no matter the age.

    • Sarah Merz says:

      Sorry, I’m from Germany and my English is not so good.
      I have, never had and believe will never have problems with aging, because that’s natural and we all do it every time. However the only grand way is too let it happens and be proud, because all this aesthetic surgerys, botox, and other chemicals, drugs, medical operations always deform people, so they looking like plastic dolls (barbie) and are much more uglyer than ever. For example: Silvester Stallone, Meg Rien, Mickey Rourke, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Cameron Diaz, Daryl Hannah, etc.pp.
      And last but not least the worriest fact is that anybody of them neither looks younger nor better or like her-/himself. And on the pictures I Can’t find something ‘ugly’, I see the little differences but that’s it…
      AT the moment I’m 37 years old, but most people give me 26 and I’m feeling young and fit enough and that is the only important thing!

  • Aubree says:

    I had the same reaction to seeing myself old! I felt so bad because I KNOW that’s what society groomed my reaction to be. I’m working on that 😅

  • Hurob wh says:

    Men also think same and it is true people usually look ugly in old age.

  • corrina yu says:

    your right im turning 34 this year cant believe it. still feel like im in my 20 still

  • FeelsabadTRUE says:

    I’m a man and I look ugly when I get older

  • Emily Vandagriff says:

    So thankful for this post! We need to re-rain people to realize getting older isn’t bad: rather it gives wisdom, discretion and grace. I want to “age well” emotionally and spiritually. Age doesn’t define people, attitude and character does 😀

  • Adrienne Dolan says:

    You still look great in the “old” picture. Let’s age like Disney villains but without the Snow White envy. 😄

  • Allison says:

    Ageism is a horrible issue for women especially in the entertainment industry. I see and feel it in my life too. I don’t want to get any older. It does bother me alot. I know I shouldn’t feel this was bit I guess it’s hard wired into me.
    We should be celebrating every new wrinkle or fine line that appears. Instead including me we want filler, Botox & make-up to hide it. I’m in the middle. I want to celebrate it & hide it. Hopefully that will change over time. 😔

  • Oh man, you totally hit the nail on the head with this! I tried it out but I was horrified, and it’s so true- we have been conditioned to view ageing and older women as unattractive and irrelevant, as if a women’s whole reason for being in the world is to look good for others… I wish I knew how to shift this mindset!

  • Chelsea Fletcher says:

    I love this post. It’s so true that even in our twenties, we worry about that stuff. I mean, it’s not bad to want to take care of our bodies and our skin for later. But the problem is when we will feel bad about ourselves simply about getting older.
    You look beautiful in both photos! God bless! <3

  • Resistance says:

    I agree, also wearing sunscreen every day is one of the best things you can to slow sown skin aging

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