Over Mother’s Day weekend, I took a selfie of my mom and I and when I looked at it, the facts were undeniable: we are merging into the same person. We were both wearing beige straw sunhats. We have almost the same haircut. We both sport classic brown sunglasses, slightly angled up on the sides like a 1960 movie star’s. For most of my life, I’ve always felt so different from my mother. In fact, I’ve teased her for being a nervous, particular person, who needs things a certain way, must eat at set times, and is only comfortable visiting a short list of establishments. But, honestly, that selfie we took made me begin to reflect on the many ways we are similar, other than our looks. And, I gotta tell you, what I came up with was rather shocking. I’ve taken up a lot of her habits that I didn’t think I would for another two to three decades. I buy the same things she buys! If you’re a woman in her thirties-ish, you’re probably experiencing the same things. Here are products you’ll need at a much younger age than you thought.
They aren’t just for the elderly. Your bad habits (extra tall stilettos and letting your workout sneakers wear down too much before replacing them) will catch up with you sooner than you thought.