As women in today’s society, we all feel more pressure than ever before to stay young and beautiful. When a woman hits her early 30’s, she is considered to be past her prime, which is a damaging view of beauty that knocks the self- esteem and confidence of many young women, who are, after all, still at a time when they are normally young and relatively wrinkle-free! But why has today’s society placed such a focus on youth and beauty?
It’s easy to blame the media for how we view beauty, but a whole generation are now growing up with outdated views on youth and beauty – we’re bringing our children up to place their focus on their appearance rather than on what is inside. This is a dangerous, slippery slope which will ruby-fortune lead to a generation of eating disorders, mental problems and body dysmorphic disorder, as more people than ever before focus on how they look and become dissatisfied with their appearance.
Is Plastic Surgery to Blame?
Whilst many people claim that the rise of popularity of plastic surgery is to blame, this simply isn’t true. With new technology and the latest advances in surgical techniques, it’s true that more people than ever before can take advantage of plastic surgery to correct aspects of their appearance they are displeased with. But it’s important to teach our children that how they act and what they do in their lives is far more important than how they look.
There will always be those who are insecure about their appearance, and for these people, plastic surgery can be a godsend. As a society, we need to stop placing such a focus on youth – some of the most beautiful actresses in the world, such as Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep are in their 50’s and 60’s and still look stunning!