By Shireen Qudosi, DivineCaroline
Best kept beauty secrets that pass the test of time? Everyone hates being told, “I told you so,” and most women also hate thinking their mother was right. However, on stepping upon the threshold of thirty, and with my South Asian mother now in her early sixties, I can’t help but notice that on a good day, she looks not more than maybe only five or ten years older.
And with each wrinkle, thinned out skin or spot I notice, I hear her quite literally echoing voice telling me “I told you so.” So what was it exactly that she used to always harp on about while growing up?
Quite simply: endless beauty tips that at that time seemed to have been carved on stone tablets alongside Moses’ Ten Commandments. But these then-thought-of-as-primitive beauty routines now seem charming and simple in an age where we’re constantly fed a barrage of beauty ads and overly photo-shopped images of perfection.
In my own desperate attempt to look great, I have ventured down every possible winding road that ultimately lead me nowhere, pick-pocketing my hard earned dollars with daylight robbery rates and empty promises of youth and beauty. I finally decided to throw in the towel and revert to the “old ways” of doing things…