I grow up in a family of eight
children. I am the only child with freckles all over my face. I was truly upset
with this “addition” of unwanted pigments on my cheeks. Now as I grow older,
age spots come in creating patches!
When I was a little girl, my
mother would give me pieces of egg-plants, cucumber and lemons as she was
preparing food saying that these slices could help lighten those undesirable
spots. I obediently followed the advice. As I went on to middle age, I
asked my family doctor whether I should receive laser treatment to remove the
unsightly speckles. He said the words which I can still remember today. “Freckles
make you look young.” What a comfort to know!
Since then, I have bravely accepted
my freckles. Though I still put on whitening essences and creams, I have never
for one moment considered any kind of abrasive treatments.
I can understand why the
celebrities are trying every means to retain their young looks because as I
look into the mirror and see my thinning hair, I feel disheartened. I don’t
have to count on my looks for a living and after all, I have never been
beautiful. Yet, I still feel saddened. For those who have been born beautiful
and have their looks adored by fans, how are they to face aging? They resort to
botox and every available means to keep their pride.