Are You A Natural Beauty?

As we get older, gravity starts to set in. Wrinkles form, lines creep in and things begin to sag. Would you seek out the help of a little Botox?

Moms facing off this week

Audrey McClelland, founder of Mom Generations, and Andrea Updyke, founder of Lil-Kid-Things.

The scenario

You're not 18 years old anymore.

You may look in the mirror and see (gasp!) gray hairs (waves hand).

You may look at your clothes and think, "Too young?"

You may see the energy your kids have and think, "Oh... I remember those days."

And (the big one) you may even begin to notice a few lines and wrinkles creeping up on your face.

Oh, man... getting old can be tough sometimes.

Question: Would you ever get Botox?

Audrey McClellan

Mom Generations

@AudreyMcClellan

I would absolutely, positively have Botox done in a heartbeat! After having my four sons, I saw the gray hairs creep in -- which I hate -- and soon after, I began to notice some lines forming around my eyes and my mouth. I'm not a fan of them at all.

I'm of the philosophy that if there's something that can help fight them, why not take advantage of it? I don't like seeing the lines on my face, especially since I'm only 33 years old! Will they get more prominent? I'm sure they will, and that worries me.

Many of my friends have Botox done, and they love the results. I want to stay young looking for my husband and my guys, so I'm OK with trying a little Botox out to keep me in the "zone!"

I'm not sure I would ever go far enough to get plastic surgery done, so I feel for me, Botox is a happy medium. I'm terrified of being put under, so honestly, you'll never find me getting cut and pulled! Bring on the Botox, baby!

Andrea Updyke

Lil-Kid-Things

@AndreaUpdyke

I decided years ago I would not do anything to alter my body cosmetically beyond haircolor or basic waxing (eyebrows, lips etc).

Now that I have breastfed two children, I admit I have considered getting a little lift here and there. But at the end of the day, I am proud of my bumps and bruises and resist the idea that beauty has to be defined by youth.

I am in no place to judge anyone else for doing what they feel is best for them, and yes, I want to be beautiful just like everyone else. I just feel that aging is beautiful, and each line is a memory, a badge of honor.

I wouldn't feel right erasing that.

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Comments on "Mom Blogger Face-off: Would you ever get Botox?"

Aguineia April 23, 2012 | 6:56 PM

as long as you get a reputable dotcor to do it the botox shots it should be okay. there are risks. you are using a strain of the botulism germ. also, you can usually get a discount if you schedule your appt. at the end of the day.dotcors have to throw left over from the day away.it goes bad and instead of throwing it away ,they will usually give you a reduced rate. you have to ask though, they aren't just going to give you the reduced rate.

Glamamom April 02, 2012 | 5:56 PM

Audrey, you and I seem to be on the same Botox/designer jeans train :) I'm waiting till I'm done having kids but the first thing I'm doing is a little filler under my eyes. My philosophy (and my derm's) is if you maintain with less invasive, you'll never have to resort to surgery. If you let it go and decide later on that you want to fix it, surgery is often the only way. It's not about looking young for me, it's about feeling good. But I understand that means different things to different people.

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