The Botox Generation
This morning, I noticed a well-known celebrity in her sixties on social media taking a selfie (what’s new!). Who’s had a facelift? She reminds me of a piece of cling film pulled tightly over a salad bowl with no line or frown on her face! She looked like a chipmunk – you know that look always gives it away. It’s like virtually hanging a sign on your face advertising, ‘I’ve had the builders In!
And I thought to myself, what is the narrative she is telling herself when she looks in the mirror. She, of course, will defend and say the thousand of ‘likes’ and remarks she receives gives her the evidence that reinforces her belief that she looks fab! (nobody, not even her agent or adoring fans, will whisper in her ear and say, you look ridiculous for your age!). But where are the lines on her face that prove life has been lived? It’s all been erased like a photoshop edit.