Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ageing young... am I?

Honestly I hate it when people tell me that I looked older than real age. The conversation always start with this "Hey Eiling, tell me, how old are you?" and I'll usually say "Why don't you take a guess?"

And the replies I always get are - "Let me guess, you're 28 this year?" when I'm actually 25 years old (two years ago-lah). Grrr... It's even worse when one of them tells me that I looked 30!!! Do I, do I?!! Well, I sometimes ask myself this question and often I would look back at my pictures taken a few years ago and start comparing if my skin is starting to show signs of ageing?!! I'm not that extremely-vain-pot kinda girl but you do have to know that each lady's main concern is really about ageing.

Although I'm in my 20's, I've started to feel the effects due to our hot and humid weather and constant exposure to UV rays from the sun and also the dusty environment. Maybe it's also due to the things we eat. As you know, I'm not exactly the healthiest woman around who eats bunny food. I still love my alcohol and pork lard.

I've been reading some articles lately and there was a survey carried out and 61% of the Asian women believed that in general, a woman's skin begins to age at 30. However in reality, by the age of 24, 65% of the women have begin to notice at least one change in their skin condition which leads to the sign of ageing.

There's also a scientific study that shows that women in the 20's experience a significant increase in permanent lines and wrinkles formation and when they are in their 30's, the increase is even more! Surprisingly, 2 out of 5 Asian women do not know how to treat the multiple skin concerns they face. And that includes me. Honestly, I don't really have a proper beauty regime and I am also not tackling the ageing process with any anti-ageing skincare.

I used to think that anti-ageing skincare are meant for older women. That's because I do not see it as a need to treat the skin ageing concerns now which falls under the category of the 56% of Asian women whom are delaying the use of the anti-ageing skincare in their 20's.

And interestingly, many women, including myself would sometimes use whitening products without the anti-ageing benefits. I could provide a reason for that - I'm still young mah and what for spend so much on anti-ageing products. Wait until I'm 40 or so lah... However, the survey did say that 65% of Asian women believe youthful skin is an important component of ideal standard for beautiful skin. Yet, 1/3 of women in their 20s who have seen signs of skin ageing are only using whitening skincare! Why is everyone so obsessed about whitening only? There's more to just having fairer skin you know?!!

As I continue to read the studies and research done on the women in their 20's, I begin to worry. I know I shouldn't as it'll just add a few more wrinkles.

So what I'm going to do is to embark on a journey to search for a good anti ageing whitening skincare to try! And hopefully I can freeze or reverse my aging skin and look as youthful as I was 25?!! In search of my lost youthful skin! Haha... stay tuned!

(pics are all taken way back in 2008 and now I'm ageing... boo hoo...)


CUMI & CIKI said...

u look fine my dear.. don't let anyone tell you otherwise;)

eiling lim said...

Ciki: Thanks babe!

suituapui said...

LOL!!! 25 two years ago? So you're 27? Hmmmm...the clock is ticking! Muahahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

haha but u look better now. before, u look neither here nor there.. esp the 2nd picture.. ok as long as u age gracefully. :)

li wei said...

a friend told me yesterday, some people inject vitamin C to become fairer. it works with eating oranges too, but you will need to eat like alot of it.

another quick option ;)

Anonymous said...

A post to justify the use anti ageing cream (and admit you are old).

green.john44 said...
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Sean said...

heh, i wish i could look like i was still in my early 30s, but everyone says i clearly look mid-30s! :D

UnkaLeong said...

You look fine. But having said that a good anti-ageing cream goes a long way... :)

Extreme Power said...

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Anonymous said...

don't bother, people who's asking your age are always the one that older than you.

age just a number....

cooknengr said...

Unlike some 傻里傻氣 27 dress and act like 19 while covering up the wrinkles and crow feet with cake of makeup. You look good, certainly got the charm of a confident woman, like they say, Leng Lui are from Ipoh.

Huai Bin said...

You look great Eiling!

You don't look 30 at all, the person who told you that must be blind. -_-

Anonymous said...

Another post to fish for compliments.

foongpc said...

I thought the humid weather is supposed to be good for the skin and makes you look younger? Look at the Westerners with their dry weather - they age faster than Asians living in hot and humid weather!

Anyway, there's a cure for wrinkles - it's called botox. Haha!!

Corgi 1960 said...

If I were you, I will ignore what others commented on your age. You are as good as you think....forever a leng leng. hehehehehe

eiling lim said...

STP: Thanks for reminding me!

Anon: Thanks!

LiWei: Yeah Vitamins are very important too!

Anon: I do admit I'm ageing. So?

Green.john44: Thanks!

Sean: Then you're blessed with a youthful look.

Unkaleong: Yeah am looking for one now.

Extreme power: Thanks.

Anon: Thanks.

cooknengr: Thanks and don't worry, I won't try to look 18 too. haha

Huai Bin: Thanks!

Anon: You don't like it? Too bad.

Foongpc: Maybe it's the food we take.

Corgi: Thanks dear!

green.john44 said...


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