Many British women are unhappy with their appearance and are worried about wrinkles and other skin problems even though their partners say they look fine.
This was revealed by a study that looked into the attitudes of over 1,000 women aged 35 to 55. The nationwide survey found that half of the subjects werent pleased with their looks despite the fact that they were loved by their boyfriends and husbands. Eighty percent said they took great pains to look good even if they werent pressured by their partners.
Almost 62 percent of women polled said that a change in physical appearance such as losing weight or altering their face or upper or lower body would lift their spirits. Ten percent said being more confident would do the trick, while seven percent preferred being healthy, reported Emma Morton in The Sun Woman Online.
Ironically, while the majority of the respondents were dissatisfied with their appearance, 80 percent said they would not have plastic surgery. Still, experts say the survey shows that a lot of women have unrealistic goals with regards to beauty the reason why they cant find happiness and contentment.
One of the respondents, Carol Dorris from Upton, Dorset, is obsessed with her wrinkles and is considering a facelift. The 38-year-old mother of three was a sun worshipper as a teenager and blames this for her current skin condition.
Like most women, I havent enjoyed the aging process but I was never worried about my face until early this year when I went abroad for a boob job. I was thrilled with the surgery and started thinking about other ways I could improve myself. Since then Ive become fixated on the wrinkles around my eyes and the lines across my forehead. Staring at them in the mirror, I feel like Ive aged before my time, Dorris said.
But when I told my husband Barrie, he was horrified. He thinks Im far too young for a facelift and he says he loves me the way I am. In fact he says my laugh lines are sexy but I think he must be mad – or lying to save my feelings. He says Im imagining it but I think hes just trying to be kind, she added.
Fleur Kirk, a 22-year-old Liverpool student, thinks shes too big and hates the shape of her hips and buttocks. But her boyfriend Will Liversedge, a 25-year-old financial adviser, disagrees and finds her attractive.
Im a size 14 and a classic pear shape. I hate it. I always dress to hide the area in long tops that cover my shape. I would love to be able to wear mini skirts and tighter clothes but they highlight my bad bits, Kirk complained.
Despite the fact Im so self-conscious about it, I know its the area that Will likes the most. I was really surprised the first time he told me that he found my legs and bum the sexiest part of me. I could not believe that he was attracted to something that I saw as my worst feature, she said.
Luckily, theres a simple solution for wrinkles for those who dont want to go under the knife: Dermaxin. This anti-aging cream nourishes and revitalizes skin to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles as well as other skin problems associated with aging.