Don’t eat too much, don’t curse too much, oh and don’t wear too much makeup but wear just enough so that your skin doesn’t look too rough.  

The list of beauty standards that have been created for all women living in this day and age is overwhelming, no matter how old you are, where you're from or what you're interested in.

Ask women who work a nine to five, stay at home moms, college students or literally any woman what they would change about themselves or what beauty standard she feels that she doesn’t fit into, and I could almost guarantee you that the answer will be something that you didn’t notice. 

Imagine any woman with any kind of fame. What kinds of pressures are they feeling? How are they supposed to age and still live up to the beauty standards that a younger generation is constantly re-forming?

First off, the standards should be wiped out all together. It’s not up to us to decide who is beautiful, what makes them beautiful and when they stop being beautiful. 

There’s something really powerful in aging naturally and respecting your body for all of the amazing things that it has done for you.

Instead of giving into a culture that promotes treatments for natural parts of aging, we should be encouraging each other to accept and love the things that our bodies are able to do for us. 

As women in the age of social media there’s a lot of stigma around allowing that natural age to actually show itself. 

For example, Kris Jenner, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna are all women who are known for not being shy in front of the camera but the moment there’s any signs of aging in their faces or bodies, people want to act surprised. 

There are thousands of advertisements for anti-aging surgeries: liposuccion, face lifts and botox just to name a few. 

Having wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes and whether or not a woman is bigger than a size 4 shouldn’t distort society's perception of them because it is natural.

No one looks as good at 50 as they do at 25 and for a population of people to expect otherwise is just absurd. 

Beauty comes in all different shapes, sizes, ages and just about everything else. It’s cliche but everyone is genuinely beautiful in their own ways.

No matter how old you get, what size clothes you wear or what kind of makeup you wear, you’re still going to be yourself. That is something that no one else can take and can’t go out of style.

There is no time limit on true beauty. 

Kayla Friedrich is a staff writer. Follow her on Twitter at @friedrich_kayla. 

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