Our Daughters Have to Worry About Wrinkles Before Age 30! What?? by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Perfectionism, anxiety

See any wrinkles?

Science now has the ability to help women (and men) prolong their looks from aging, We see women using Botox, fillers and lasers. As wonderful as that may seem, I am afraid we are giving our daughters more anxiety and pressure to be perfect.

Young women now search their faces daily for wrinkles. Great, society is not only telling us that we need to be thin to be beautiful but we are not supposed to have wrinkles.

I wonder if society had ignored wrinkles; if young women wouldn’t care about them either!

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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2 Responses to Our Daughters Have to Worry About Wrinkles Before Age 30! What?? by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

  1. caroline1t says:

    This is so sad. I think skin care and a good daily regiment are super important but a face should look natural, that’s what makes us individuals and gives us our beauty!

  2. Hi Ilisa, I write about the importance of maintaining youth by incorporating lifestyle, diet and aesthetic practices. I am 33 and have never done any aesthetic procedure but instead have focused on excersice, sun and oxidantion protection, healthy lifestyle and being as stressfree and happy as posible. I think this should be out main focus when discussing beauty with 20 somethings. I do also however feel its not so bad to be well informed of the aesthetic options and incorporate them when the time is right to avoid more aggressive procedures. Please check out my blog…. I hope you find it refreshing, entertaining and healthy outlook about aging gracefully. Keep healthy and the beauty will follow!

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