Would you prefer to look slimmer or younger?

As much as I hate the idea of a society governed by looks, you can’t deny that most of us do care about our appearance to some extent, whether it’s simply dabbing a bit of a concealer over a massive spot or spending an hour every day on an elaborate hair styling routine.

(In case you couldn’t guess, I’m in the ‘light dabbing of concealer’ camp. Except I don’t actually own any concealer. Opps.)

I’ve always been ‘lucky’ though in that I have really young looking skin, partly due I like to think to the fact that I’ve never smoked or excessively sunbathed and have worn a moisturiser with SPF15 for the last 20 years, but mostly I suspect because I just have very greasy skin. Seriously, my nose is so slick it doubles as a lip balm.

(True fact. I saw it once on Oprah. If you’re stuck for Vaseline just rub a bit of nose grease on your lips.)

Bee has inherited the nose grease gene, and recently tried to bill me for expensive skincare products, but as I pointed out, I was technically saving her money on anti-ageing regimes, so it all balances out.

Check out the infographic below. Would you rather be slimmer or younger looking? How would you choose between moisturiser and Facebook??

Secrets Behind Beauty
Secrets Behind Beauty from Sanctuary Spa

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  1. 9 April, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    I think I’d like to be younger looking rather than slimmer! I’ve never been slim my whole adult life although I’m getting there with my Slimming World plan! But I do have lovely skin and my mum looks younger than her years so I’m hoping this goes for me too!
    I’ve just nominated you Jo for a BiB award for Writer category! Fingers crossed!

  2. 9 April, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Interesting facts I am blessed with looking younger than I am, but definitely would choose to be slimmer and I’m getting there as I have lost a lot weight over the last yr or so.

  3. 9 April, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    It’s funny you should say about having greasy skin, my daughter once asked me why I had a laminated nose!
    A few days ago the local shop refused to serve me wine because they thought I looked under age and didn’t have ID on me, I tried to explain I have a sixteen year old son which they didn’t believe, then I tried explaining that I am a mother of six, they looked even more suspicious so I just gave up!

  4. 12 April, 2014 / 10:39 am

    This is a tough one. I would like both please.

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