There comes a time in a woman’s life when she can’t stop thinking her wrinkles. Whether it’s the wrinkles she has, the wrinkles that are just around the corner, or the inevitable fact that one day her face will be covered with them. To be honest, I’ve been worried about wrinkles since I was 22—long before I even had them. Searching for a wrinkle solution, I discovered the being worried about them could be a disease.
Several years later, I have them for real and with them my worry about wrinkles has grown as well. A part of my daily routine is spent on addressing wrinkles I have and discovering ways to prevent them from taking over what I’ve come to know as my face.
It’s not that I’m afraid of getting older, I just don’t want to look like it.
Wrinkles on Your Face and In Your Mind
Like many women, I don’t take my growing wrinkle collection lying down. I scour articles online and in magazines researching products and searching for real solutions address wrinkles and aging skin,
One day while hot on my wrinkle reduction trail, I discovered that being concerned about wrinkles might be a symptom of something else, rhytiphobia, an excessive fear of getting wrinkles.
I thought that rhytiphobia was fear of my husband being always right.
I recently stumbled upon this medical classification and wondered, how do you know if you have it? Is it a drawer full of creams and serums, check. Is it a dozen dermatology websites bookmarked, check. Longing after Elle Fanning’s skin, checkmate.
Symptoms include: a feeling of uncontrollable anxiety when you think about or exposed to wrinkles, the feeling that you must do everything possible to avoid getting wrinkles. There’s even a 2-minute test you can take online. I’m thinking that if you’re inclined to take that test, you pretty much have it.
Focused on Finding a Wrinkle Solution
I have no interest in taking that test, so I don’t have it. . .yet. But I do want to do something about restoring my skin. Maybe I’m rhytiphobia-adjacent. My face, my neck, my hands. I’m pretty up on all the creams and treatments, I wonder if I’m missing something. I’m sure there’s something new out there that can help restore the face that I took for granted in my 20’s.
I’m going on a trek to discover what really works to bring your youthful glow back to your skin, while I’m at it my hair too.
If you knew a way to effectively take the wrinkles off your face permanently? Would you do it? Let me know in the comments below.