Q: How can a woman deal with age-related changes in addition to a healthy lifestyle?

Denise’s Answer:  Thank you for your question! First of all, there are going to be companies that spend a lot of money on commercials and advertisements who want you to buy their products — that is true about any advertisement. My answer to you is to say, of course, I’m not a counselor, and I can’t tell you what to do, but here’s my opinion: If something like getting Botox or cosmetic surgeries is within your budget, and your husband is in agreement with you, I just suggest that you do research before making any decisions. If you want to do it, and everyone is okay with it, there’s no problem with getting those treatments! The Bible doesn’t say anything against it. But know this, if you start this kind of treatment, you will have to keep doing them. I know some women who do it when they go to a wedding, vacation, or special occasion. Sometimes, you just want to do something to look more pretty — that’s normal! It’s your choice to do what you want, and again, there’s nothing in the Bible that says it’s a sin. What is a sin is for someone who doesn’t do anything for themselves to look at others who do treatments or wear makeup with judgment. It’s not on your face, but it’s in your heart!

Irena’s Answer:

I think it’s natural for all women to have the desire to look prettier. I almost never hear from women that they don’t want to look nice or unattractive. Because if a woman loves herself, she likes to take care of herself. For instance, I like going for a massage. Even just letting yourself rest is taking care of yourself! 

Of course, you should be wise about it. You have to stay within your family’s budget, and there will be seasons in life when you can’t afford it. The Bible says in Romans 14:5, “One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.” 

Another important thing to remember is to have your husband on board — you both need to be on the same page. God created us all perfect in His image, but all of us need to care of our bodies.