My perspective on aging ...

My perspective on aging ...I don't want to get too "deep" but I was recently asked if getting older bothers me. I guess I never gave it  much thought but I thought I would spend a few moments thinking about it and sharing my point of view with you (and I hope you'll do the same).

The fact is that I'm 52 years old and when I look into the mirror I see more of the future than I do the past. What I mean by this is simply that I'm not getting any younger. Many times, I do pause for a moment and realize how quickly time has flown by, how fortunate I am to have an amazing wife and two great kids, and how lucky I am to do what I love for a living. This is a gift that time has been generous enough to bestow on me. 20 or 30 years ago, I would look into that same mirror and just see where I missed with my razor or how tired I looked from a long night of drinking with my friends. I realize that this "maturity" only comes with age (and for that, I am thankful), but there are a few other things that come with getting older, that I'll never learn to appreciate.

Before I go any further, let me just say that I don't consider myself a vain person and do realize that their are much more important things in life than my looks. Having said that, I still care about what that person staring back at me in the mirror looks like.  The fact is that most of us would choose smooth skin over wrinkles, firm skin over loose skin, and even skin tone over blotchy skin any day of the week. I am no different. The question then becomes what you are willing to do to get it and what sacrifices you are willing to make to achieve the goal of younger, better looking skin.

I'm not sure that it is even a conscious decision, but in my case, I'm only willing to do a few simple things to achieve this goal. Call it laziness or the fact that I simply don't want to dedicate what little free time I have to this quest, but my "strategy" is simply one of common sense and sticking to a basic routine that is easy to follow. This includes trying to get enough sleep, drink enough water, eat right (I need some work with this one), and use a few of my Matte For Men products.

I realize that time catches up to us all no matter what we do, but if there is something I can do to "run a little faster" so that it takes a little bit longer for the inevitable to happen, I'll do it ... especially if its simple and easy to do. That's where Fixx comes in. I developed it because I remember asking myself a few years back "Why isn't there an easy to use, effective lotion that can can help me look younger AND actually works?" Trust me when I tell you that I've tried a ton of products out there and, without fail, none of them seem to make a difference. Please note the following (as its very important!): My expectations for anti-aging products are VERY realistic: I'm not looking for a product to make me look like I did when I was twenty years old, but If it can noticeably reduce the signs of aging (wrinkles, lines, dark spots, lose skin), then it has done its job... and that's what I found the formula in Fixx to do. It's all about expectations: If your goal is to turn "a raisin into a grape", you'll be disappointed but if you want that grape to look fresher longer without much effort, than you'll be happy that you found Fixx.

Back to the question "Does getting older bother me?" Yes, yes it does ... but knowing that without it, I wouldn't have the knowledge and appreciation I have for the little things in life, make it much easier to live with (and...its not like I have a choice).


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