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Frappuccino2020 Fri 20-Nov-20 21:05:01

I turned 24 this year. I know I’m still young but the difference between my face now and at 23/pre-COVID is shocking. I have been incredibly stressed, my cheeks have shrunk and my previously heart shaped face looks flat now My tear troughs/nasolabial folds are more pronounced. My hair started to fall out due to stress lol 🤦🏼‍♀️

Can’t help but feel a bit shit and awful. How do I get out of this funk and get over it??

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Anotheruser02 Fri 20-Nov-20 21:27:36

I don't think you have to accept it at 24, you may think you look shit but I have had times when I felt like that and bounced back from it taking more care with diet, rest, less drinking. I'm 40 now, changes from about 35 I'd say were ageing but you just sound stressed.
Do you need to gain some weight? Is your skin moist enough?, Maybe try hyaluronic acid applied to damp skin under your moisturiser.

Mum2jenny Fri 20-Nov-20 21:31:56

It’s known as life. Just get over it. As you age, your skin will get less elastic. But at 24years old you have many years left before it matters. Enjoy your youthfulness

thedevilinablackdress Fri 20-Nov-20 21:34:49

I don't really think that changes in your appearance can be put down to 'ageing' from 23-24. Stress, diet, sleep, health maybe. Are you eating/sleeping/exercising as well as you can?

Winter2019 Fri 20-Nov-20 21:37:29

Are you serious?! You are 24

Blondiney Fri 20-Nov-20 21:45:00


AnyFucker Fri 20-Nov-20 21:45:58

Consider the alternative

JosephineDeBeauharnais Fri 20-Nov-20 21:49:39

24? I’m 57 and I’ve recently decided to embrace it. My strategy is to aim to look great for my age for the rest of my life. I’ve got good genes, am very fit, slim. I’m working with the material I have, not yearning for what I’ve lost. You are never more beautiful than you are today.

CtrlU Fri 20-Nov-20 21:49:47

Microcurrent facials or put on weight to fill your face out

VanCleefArpels Fri 20-Nov-20 21:58:29

You give your head a wobble and realise that every day/month/year is a privilege denied to many.

You also put some work in to your skin with a decent regime, don’t smoke (stop if you do) and resolve to keep out of the sun in the summer

Frappuccino2020 Fri 20-Nov-20 21:59:15


I don't really think that changes in your appearance can be put down to 'ageing' from 23-24. Stress, diet, sleep, health maybe. Are you eating/sleeping/exercising as well as you can?

Thanks. It’s definitely due to high stress levels, but finding it difficult to reduce stress with everything going on right now.

I’m not sure why people are being rude and laughing, there is a change in my appearance and it is affecting my self esteem. I wouldn’t be posting if there was nothing wrong.

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doadeer Fri 20-Nov-20 22:02:52

It's not aging between 23 and 24! It's stress and all the other factors you outlined.

doadeer Fri 20-Nov-20 22:03:52

Yoga, mindfulness. Doing things that make you happy.
Self care - drink water, take vitamins, eat well, sleep well etc
Invest in some nice skincare

IdblowJonSnow Fri 20-Nov-20 22:09:30

Agree, it's not ageing, it's stress.
Think about what you could do to relax/become less anxious.
Exercise, sleep, mindfulness and improve your diet?

Littlefluffyclouds13 Fri 20-Nov-20 22:10:22

You embrace it. You feel privileged that you are getting older, the alternative is much sadder.
Look after yourself, it doesn't have to be expensive. Eat well, exercise etc
I'm 49 and look way better than I did at 24!!
I look great and I'm often told I do grin

Babdoc Fri 20-Nov-20 22:10:36

Oh bless. What you look like is the least important and most shallow thing about you. It’s literally skin deep. You will grow old as we all do, if we are lucky. AnyFucker is quite correct!
Why not save your energy for things that actually matter? Like your life, your career, your family, your contribution to the world, your spiritual and intellectual development... Any of these would be a better use of your time than counting wrinkles at 24!

IntoP20 Fri 20-Nov-20 22:14:39

By being grateful that you’ve made it to the age you are. How shallow

Ginfordinner Fri 20-Nov-20 22:15:18

Give up smoking if you smoke, drink more water, get more sleep, eat healthily, use sunscreen, try and reduce stress levels.

Also, can I gently state that at 24 you won't look anything as bad as you think you do - said by a 62 year old.

OrangeIsTheNewTwat Fri 20-Nov-20 22:15:44

Ageing is the tax you pay for living longer.

Northernsoullover Fri 20-Nov-20 22:15:59

Its one of those things you think you'll worry about but when you do actually start to age (ie not 24 years old) you don't actually care. As Anyfucker says its certainly better than the alternative. I still turn heads but the heads that turn are older (I probably don't but you get my point?).
Sunblock has been good for me but I still look my age!

Frappuccino2020 Fri 20-Nov-20 22:23:55

Thanks to those of you with adviceflowers

I’m not counting wrinkles, the change in my face is on my cheeks. I have these lines/indents across them

It is a shallow thing to worry about but this is the style and beauty board after all!

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Frappuccino2020 Fri 20-Nov-20 22:25:20

The photo isn’t me btw

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DramaAlpaca Fri 20-Nov-20 22:26:53

When you are my age (which is twice your age plus quite a bit) you'll look back on pictures of yourself and see how young, fresh faced and beautiful you actually are at 24.

Echobelly Fri 20-Nov-20 22:31:22

I think one thing to remember is most people are not staring at your face from 1cm away like one looks at onesself in a mirror! Nor are they examining it minutely for slight changes.

I'm 43, look youngish for my age but am definitely looking older and definitely getting the middle aged spread. I find getting older quite interesting and quite cool really. I mean, maybe it helps that I am married and have my kids and there's no reason I should be wanting anyone to find me 'young and beautiful' anyway, and I know DH finds me beautiful FWIW.

I guess then, another way to cope with ageing is find someone who appreciates everything you are so you don't have to worry about them being a shallow bastard and somehow expecting you not to age like him and everyone else!

Ingridla Fri 20-Nov-20 22:35:26

Plenty of water, sleep, healthy eating and fresh air - you'll be right in 2 weeks, it's nothing to do with ageing, just stress.

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