No matter what you call them, the creases on your face deepen as you age. But whereas "Old wrinkled woman" people look in the mirror and, with a collective sigh, lament the passage of time that's left its mark on their faces, others embrace the changes, and accept the idea that growing older is an Old wrinkled woman -- and even beautiful -- part of living.
Rather than fight the inevitable effects of aging, they see the lines on their faces as a road map of their lives. They are the etchings of many years fully lived -- and each and every one of them has been earned. So why not show them off? Take a look at their gorgeous portraits below and read what each woman has to say about embracing the beauty of every age.
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Roz Halweil Sokoloff, The best thing about my being 90 is that I'm not aware that I'm old. I do everything the way I used to do it. Maybe I get tired quicker but I haven't been kept back from doing anything I want to do. I don't play singles tennis any more.
But I do tai chi and yoga, and I swim laps. When it comes to my wrinkles, well, I stand back from the mirror at least two feet and I don't see one wrinkle and that's the truth. I don't even know that I have wrinkles. I'm proud of my accomplishments and I don't care about the wrinkles. I haven't done any Botox or any facelifts.
That stuffs not important to me. Mary Ann Holand, I don't feel I have grandkids now, so I guess that makes me believe
Old wrinkled woman But that's about it.
I love the TV show 'Grace and Frankie. We have for too long glorified youth instead of people. We're all on the same journey. After my breast cancer diagnosis, I consider each year a gift. I want to live into my 90s. To me, my photos of me look the same now as years ago.
I like the way I look. I put on some weight but my face remains the same. Aging is an honor. Some people freak out when Old wrinkled woman see gray hair or wrinkles. I feel very young. When I tell people my age, they don't believe it. I learned early on to not get my self-esteem or my sense of beauty from my exterior but from my heart and my passions and my engagement in life. "Old wrinkled woman" happiest people I know are the most fulfilled. They have a sense of passion and purpose and are surrounded by people they love.
Very rarely do I hear 'oh, I'm so happy because I am the same weight I was in high school. Discover an inner source of energy and fulfillment that has everything to do with your heart and soul and very little to do with your exterior. One thing sure in life is that your exterior is going to change. I believe strongly in feeling beautiful without the knife. For me, wrinkles are I have four children.
I have a husband of 28 years. I've enjoyed my life. Maria Leonard Olsen, After I turned 50, I finally lived a life authentic to me for the first time. Unfortunately that also involved rehab and getting a divorce but I discovered who I really am I got my motorcycle license. I hiked the Himalayas and I raised money to help build a library for impoverished children in Nepal.
I learned to horseback ride. I got my first book published. I finally know who the authentic Maria is. I Old wrinkled woman the first half century of my life trying to please others. But now I'm living for myself.
I have a definite feeling I'm on the downslope of my life and actually I guess I am and so I want to make it count. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. When I was young, I disliked my dark skin and looking different from my friends and classmates but now I revel in my uniqueness.
Those faces and those wrinkles and lines tell a life story. You can see the essence of the
Old wrinkled woman by looking at their face. I study faces and I see a value in age.
There is life there in those faces You can see that the person has ridden the waves of life, both the ups and the downs.
I would never think of getting a facelift. You face loses life that way. When I see a new one, it doesn't bother me. After two babies, my tummy bothered me, but my husband said it reminded him that I had given birth to our two children.
I think the 50s are the best of all the decades "Old wrinkled woman" far. You really come into your own You've gotten over all that.
I've had cancer since my 30s and I'm still here. We look at that negatively here It is all those years that play into your value.
In Japanese culture and Asian cultures, elders are revered. I had a friend say recently that, as an elder, you don't step out and away from people, but you take on more responsibility.
You are responsible for educating and teaching and helping others.
The older women in my life were always the role models and Old wrinkled woman held everything together. I am looking forward to being that person that my mom was to me. For me, my grandmother was heavy and had wrinkles and gray hair but she personified love for me. She was 95 when she died. And I still thought of her as the most beautiful person I knew.
Now I have really reconnected with that feeling. The people are most important to me find me beautiful because of the love I radiate and it has nothing to do with wrinkles or what is on my face.
Until you have a baby, you worry about your body. But when you have a baby you think your body deserves an Academy Award. Being beautiful is about being present to those around you.