My beauty secret

I’m pleased to annouce that at the age of 26, I have discovered the fountain of youth. The secret is to always stand next to people who are older than you.

A couple months ago, my neighbor hosted a little gathering for the girls. Everyone at this party — except me — was a 30-something mom. As I lounged on the couch, the woman next to me turned and said, “You have the most beautiful skin.” I smiled and thanked her. Then I excused myself and raced into the bathroom to behold the miracle. I was certain I would be greeted by a flawless face, that some miracle had completely transformed me since I put on my makeup an hour before. Nope. Same old me. I may have some good features, but my skin isn’t one of them. So why was this woman next to me admiring my complexion? I’m pretty sure she thought I was 36 or 37, like the other women there. I do have amazing skin for a 37-year-old.

Today at work, the miracle happened again. I was chatting with my co-worker who is in her mid-30s. We began talking about makeup. “You are so lucky,” she said to me. “You don’t have to wear makeup because you have such nice skin.”

Yup, I’m the best looking 37-year-old around.