How Not To Look Old

oldage.jpgI was perusing the news websites like always do when I came across this eye-catching headline: “Over 40? You Can Look Young & Hip Author Says“. Charla Krupp has authored a book titled “How Not To Look Old” which was number 2 on Sunday’s New York Times Best Seller List.

…it urges women to retain a youthful appearance with brightened teeth,highlighted hair (and bangs), hip (but not too young) clothes, high heels and soft, natural makeup. She doesn’t believe in plastic surgery, by the way.

Read the entire story here.

Deep Sigh

As an African American woman I am amazed this kind of crap sells and even more amazed that my Caucasian sisters are so susceptible to this. Yes, I think many more white women stress about this more than black women when they really don’t have to. Why? I don’t know. Maybe someone could enlighten me. 🙂

I think the author, Charla Krupp, has some personal issues with aging thus the reason for her book. However, a word of caution I would offer anyone considering her suggestions is to remember that how well you age or don’t age is primarily and largely due to genetics. JMO

Outside of living a healthy lifestyle, no drug abuse, minimal stress, no sun worshipping, moderate alcohol use, etc., there’s not much you can do about it. If your mother looks, or looked, like death warmed over at 40, chances are…you will too.

I’m just saying….