Men don’t face this dilemma. The more time a woman spends at the mirror prettifying herself, the more likely she focuses on and worries about wrinkles. Aging follows sooner than expected because she focuses on the wrong thing to retain a youthful appearance. Yet, the less time she spends at the mirror, the older she appears in public.
Wrinkles really matter only to the owner and other women—either encouragers or criticizers. To men, wrinkles are unnoticeable. Whether she’s young, old, or older, wrinkles don’t make her more or less sexier or friendlier. It’s not the only reason, but men can easily ignore their own wrinkles and pay no particular attention to women’s. Men don’t grade themselves except as they think they appear; they ‘grade’
women by other features.
The less time she spends at the mirror each day, the more she doesn’t prepare to show herself off in public. She lacks the virtue of interest in looking neat and organized and specializes in sweats, tee shirts, and other comfort clothes. Total sloppy soon follows, such as going for donuts and coffee with tangled hair, near-rags one notch above pajamas, and dragging daughters in the same condition or pajamas.
With no appearance standards to live up to, such as being presentable or at her prettiest, she learns to live without standards. Inevitably her appearance declines and with that she appears older to observers. Her skin wrinkles don’t really matter; men too easily overlook her as a woman when everything else about her is wrinkled.