Age Is Not A Reflection Of Beauty: I feel I am so much more than the anti-ageing range category. I AM AMAZING! Alright i haven’t climbed Mount Everest, invented something useful, or saved the world,But I have loved, lost, fought hard and learnt so much along the way. Do I truly expect that this wouldn’t show on my face, the most expressive part of my body? Our skin reveals so much, our worries, woe’s, stress’s, health, happiness and even the environment we spend our time in. Our faces are a reflection of the lives we lead and have led.


So why do i feel the need to erase these lines and wrinkles? my mouth has smiled an average of 20,000 times a year multiply that by 45 thats 900,000, at the same time the corners of my eyes crease, my mouth has kissed my children everyday and told them and my family “i love you”. I have frowned (more times than I should) cried (more times than I wanted to) and spent hours outside in the freezing cold and harsh northern weather with horses and dogs. This face has lived! Alright, like I say, not too adventurously. But it is a map of my life.


Of course we need to nurture and protect our skin, give it all the right stimuli needed to repair itself and prevent premature ageing, use sun protection, and even practice facial exercise’s to help maintain muscle tone. Plus your skin is constantly changing, its needs change, it is after all a reflection of your inner health. We should glow! Be proud of our achievements and experiences, can I dare to say? “our face maps!”


When I watch the beautiful, Dame Judy Dench, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame maggie smith, I see talented, successful women, who’s beauty shine’s out, for whom I totally admire and respect.I tire of companies and advertiser’s making ladies feel inferior, and that ageing is something to try and undo or be ashamed of. It’s not just ones skin that ”maketh” the woman, its everything. There are two kinds of beauty “inner and outer beauty”.  I am pleased my eyes wrinkle when I greet people, as they know I am genuine.


I would like to end this blog with a quote from mother Teresa:

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”



By Sally (Dr.Hauschka Esthetician at Orchard Barn)