There’s a lot going on in the old relationship department recently. Not just for me, either. It seems everyone I went to school with got married this summer.
So relationships have been on my radar a fair bit, and I’ve been thinking about what it is that makes me feel like I’m in a good one (which I do). At the beginning of my relationship, there was a lot of “OHH so this is how it’s supposed to be, I didn’t know!”
Along with that, I realised why a few of my previous relationships haven’t worked out, and it isn’t necessarily for the reasons I attributed to it at the time. Now, I’ve learned a lot more about what I need and want from a relationship, as well as what the other person probably needs and wants.
There is no way you’re not going to make mistakes in a relationship, but I like to believe they teach you something about what’s right for you. There are relationships I had as a teenager that always make me cringe to think about now. I question my sanity, as I’m sure most people do, and wonder how I couldn’t see what was really going on at the time. The short answer is because I was, like, 16, and I was only just starting to learn about myself and what ‘myself’ is like in a relationship with someone else.
I first heard about the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches on the episode of Sali Hughes’ in the bathroom series with Ruth Crilly. Ruth briefly mentioned that they’d worked for her, whereas Sali said she hadn’t really had any success with them. Experimental (translation: desperate) as I am, I thought I’d give them a go and quickly ordered some from Amazon.
If you’ve never seen them, they’re basically stickers that you put over a spot to try and get rid of it. I’ve been using these for about a year now, and I can tell you that they work consistently.
I paid less than a fiver for 24 different sized patches, which is really reasonable when you consider how much some anti-blemish solutions are.
I hate the phrase anti-aging. I am absolutely not anti-aging. I am pro-aging! I kind of feel like aging is a privilege, because not everyone gets to.
However, I will admit that it can be difficult to come to terms with how your physical appearance might change as you age. We’re a society that places a lot of value and emphasis on youth; something the cosmetic industry is traditionally guilty of. People can make a lot of money from consumers who are nervous about looking older. Although, there are always exceptions to this – hate to tar everyone with the same brush.
Inevitably, though, we feel a lot of pressure to stay looking younger for as long as we can. I could talk A LOT about why this is utter nonsense. But maybe another time. For now, I want to talk about the trend of twenty-somethings becoming concerned and are taking action to prevent visible signs of aging.
If you are worried about visibly aging, then your 20s might actually be a good time to start doing something about it. Prevention is always better than cure, though I don’t particularly like those words in this context.