The Seven Signs of Aging

There's a really irritating advert for face cream on the telly which goes on about the "Seven Signs of Aging". I've been wondering for ages what the signs might be, and speculating that there might be a sign of age for each deadly sin (would make job interviews and the like much easier if there were).

Interviewer: "Mr Jones, I see your skin is all blotchy. According to my notes that means you are a liar"
Mr. Jones: "No I'm not!"
Interviewer: "Aha!!"

Anyhoo, on one of the more recent adverts they actually gave the seven signs. They shot past in an instant, but thanks to the miracle that is Sky+ I managed to get them. They are:

  1. Pores
  2. Blotches
  3. Tone
  4. Texture
  5. Radiance
  6. Dryness
  7. Lines and Wrinkles

So there you have it people. I'm sure that these "signs" were derived by white coated professors with qualifications in "Wrinkleology" and "Toneness", and not by some empty headed marketing types. Oh yes.

But what on earth is radiance? The way I see it having too much radiance may be regarded as a bad thing, glowing in the dark not usually being associated with healthy living.....