Aging Gracefully in Public Eye- Diane Keaton

Aging Gracefully is hardAging gracefully  is  never easy.  Aging gracefully in the public eye, in HD, can be harrowing.  Like most women of my tribe, Diane Keaton  will always be  the Annie Hall style icon.  Her big shirt, topped with a man’s vest , over a  full skirt and boots is a look that still works today.  Seeing her wrinkled, grey and sporting dark framed glasses was  disconcerting– but then that commercial came on.  Most of the buzz has been paid to the difference in the appearance in the commercial and and  Keaton IRL.

Diane Keaton L'Oreal adYes, the blurry, rosy image in the commercial showed a Diane Keaton that was smoother and decades younger than the live, on-stage woman.  Its not as if  this is the first time we heard of Photoshop.  But what bothered me was not an image of a sixty something Annie Hall, but the sense of misleading advertising.   Photoshoped images of celebrities are an everyday occurance.  But in this case, the L’Oreal commercial implied  that Diane Keaton stayed young and beautiful at least in  part  by the skin care product in the ad. The awkward placement of the ad and  her live appearance  showed that the product was not really effective as  promised.

The Real Cost of Product Failure

Buying and using  skin care products that do not  deliver on their claims do more than waste money. They take advantage of  the  very human, very normal  desire to be attractive. That’s the bad news.  The good news?  There are safe and affordable tools and techniques that are both easy and effective.  Retinoids  like Retin A  is   FDA approved to lessen wrinkles by stimulating the growth of healthy strong collagen.   Broad band sunscreens   protect the skin from  aging UV rays.  ( Just remember, up to age 60, up to 90% of what we see as skin aging is actually sun damage). Low level lasers  ( aka photo facials)  instantly remove red lines and areas of  dark hyperpigmentation to even out skin  color.

Aging Gracefully the Smart Way

I’m about the same age as Diane Keaton and just  had a series of two  low level laser treatments called Forever Beautiful.  In the blog I’ve been doing a series of before and after posts to show the changes both on the surface and on the sun  damage below.   When I saw the lined and wrinkled “Annie Hall”  I wanted to upload another option ASAP. Aging Gracefully ( The rest of the before and after pix will appear in early  February).

Combining  Lasers and Daily Treatment

When it comes to skin care there seems to  and either/or debate.  Do we rely on  commercial products or do we  become frequent fliers at  a dermatologist? The truth is somewhere in between.  In addition to a yearly  laser type treatment  I wash my skin with oil and fragrance free cleansers,  and top my  Retin A treated skin with ceramide rich moisturizers. During the day, I never  leave the house without a strong sunscreen.   Sound, daily care combined with an annual  date with  a broad band laser yields easy , affordable benefits. As Annie Hall  would say “La de da,la de da.”



One thought on “Aging Gracefully in Public Eye- Diane Keaton

  1. I agree Retinol has made a big difference to my skin and I use a SPF 50 every day. Both specially prescribed by a Doctor. Once a year I have my skin diagnosed on a very revealing computer. I do need to get a ceramide rich moisturiser.

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