CALGARY, Canada – A Canadian mother’s message of self-acceptance is spreading like wildfire and ringing true for a lot of women on social media.
Skin products that promise to make women appear younger make big bucks across the globe.
Women are bombarded with advertisements for anti-aging creams, and experts say they suggest women begin using them in their late 20s.
Annick Rbsn says she had finally had enough when she was approached by a salesman at the Calgary International Airport.
Rbsn says that she was headed to her gate when she was enticed by a free bar of natural soap.
She says the salesman tried to sell her expensive anti-aging cream to prevent wrinkles from getting deeper.
“I look fine now, and when I’m 45 I will look fine, and when I’m 50 I will look fine, because there is nothing wrong with a woman aging. Old age is a privilege denied to many, and I don’t appreciate you marketing youth instead of your products, and denigrating aging women as a sales tactic. Thank you, but I don’t want or need your cream,” Rbsn responded.
She posted her experience to Facebook and it has hit a nerve with many women across the globe.
Rbsn says she was shocked at how the message resonated with people, adding that she hopes to see a big change in how women view themselves.
“Its (sic) hard-wired into us from the cradle that our main value as a woman is beauty, and a standard of beauty that we can never actually attain. Even our supermodels get photoshopped. Let’s start a movement peeps, let’s end predatory marketing practices that sell self-loathing to women from cradle to grave. Women have more important things to do in 2016 than spend a single other minute worried about our wrinkles or the acceptability of our thighs,” she wrote.