CHRISTA D'SOUZA says we're patronised for no longer being young

Everyday Ageism: FEMAIL columnist CHRISTA D’SOUZA calls out moments when we’re patronised for no longer being young

  • Christa D’Souza discusses moments we’re patronised for no longer being young 
  • Says a lot of women who depend on cosmetic top-ups are feeling older than ever
  • The UK-based columnist speaks about the effect of lockdown on ageing 

It’s the last tolerated prejudice. But Femail’s had enough. It’s time we called out those day-to-day moments when we’re patronised for no longer being young… 

Roll on, roll on, April 12. The day we can go to our ‘derms’ for our Botox and filler. For 60, though I say it myself, I’ve held up quite well, but this is almost entirely due to Dr Kersh, the lady I see for my regular ‘vitamin’ injections.

Because of lockdown, I haven’t seen her for almost six months and, in the words of a fellow boomer, my face has ‘fallen to Middle-earth’. Dr Kersh says I am not an anomaly. A lot of women who depend on their cosmetic top-ups are feeling older than ever before.

Christa D’Souza discusses moments we’re patronised for no longer being young and says a lot of women who depend on cosmetic top-ups are feeling older than ever during lockdown

It’s like dog years, in fact. One month in lockdown is equal to six in normal life, thanks to the lack of cosmetic intervention. I’ve noticed, too, how feeling more jowly makes me act more jowly.

The late and dearly beloved Captain Sir Tom Moore wrote how, in old age, his body had started to bow ‘like a human question mark’. Well, my body has started to bow too. I just noticed it while catching a reflection of myself doing the ironing.

Which leads me to the conclusion that lockdown itself is ageing. The countdown has started. Like I said, roll on April 12.

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