Do you know what the 20/40/60 rule is?
When you’re 20, you care what everyone thinks about you.
When you’re 40, you don’t care what anyone thinks about you anymore.
And when you’re 60, you realize no one was thinking about you anyways!
Funny, but true.
When I was working as a medical aesthetician in doctors’ offices, I was paid to pick out patients’ flaws and sell them treatments and products to help correct them.
Often I would consult with individuals (old and young, male and female) who were seeking treatment to correct imperfections that were virtually non-existent. It was a great learning experience in how critical people are of themselves.
You may think this is typical of Self Absorbed Scottsdale (SAS), and it is, but we all have our insecurities. However, when it comes to beauty, focusing on our imperfections is so not sexy! For me, it’s an instant turnoff and truthfully, most people don’t want to hear it anyways. I am definitely not suggesting that you don’t try to look and be your best – if anything, the complete opposite of that! Just don’t dwell on it. No one is paying that kind of attention to us, criticizing our looks – so don’t sweat it! And if you find someone who is criticizing you in this way, turn around and RUN!
My advice is whatever you focus your attention on will only get bigger, so be VERY careful with what you spend your time doing and thinking about. Get rid of your magnification lamp! If you can’t see it with the naked eye, no one else can either. If you are half blind, there are special glasses to help you apply your makeup and tweeze those unsightly man hairs (where do those even come from anyways?!). And if all else fails, there’s always the cocktail method.