Everybody wants to look younger, but as time goes on, you give in to the ravages of age. The hair turns gray, the weight piles on, the wrinkles multiply. All of a sudden, you’re like Richard Jenkins’ character in The Shape Of Water, looking into a mirror and all that you recognize are the eyes.
However, one family in Taiwan may have discovered the fountain of youth (or just have really good genetics). They are the youngest looking family ever – so much so that the local media has nicknamed them ‘the family frozen in time.’ Get ready to feel, as the kids say, old af.
Pictured above is interior designer and fashion blogger Lure Hsu, who is 41 years old. Yes, you read that right. After sharing her stunning photos on social media, she caught a lot of attention, and her followers soon realized her entire family looks incredibly young.
In the above photo, Lure is on the left, and her mother, 63, is in the middle. She’s a retired dancer, and all those moves must have kept her in shape, considering she doesn’t look a day over 40. Lure’s sister, Sharon, 36, is on the right. Both her and Lure could probably pass for high school students. Are you shaking with jealousy yet? Feel free to squeeze a stress ball.
Pictured above is Lure’s other sister, Fay-Fay, who is 41 years old. They say 40 is the new 30, but for Fay-Fay, 40 looks more like the new 20. Wow. I’m starting to suspect this family is immortal.
Well, if you want to age like the ‘family frozen in time,’ I’ve got good news. Lure revealed the secret to her family’s youthful good looks in an interview with Taiwan’s Friday magazine. (Drumroll, please.) It’s all because…of a mysterious substance called ‘water.’ No, really. She says water is the key, because it naturally moisturizes the skin: “Once your skin has enough water, you don’t even need to worry about aging and wrinkles.” Her sister, Fay-Fay ,agrees. She says she’s been drinking a lukewarm glass of water, “350ml to 500ml”, every morning “for more than a decade.” (Anybody know where I can find this magical “water” stuff?)
Lure also adds that it’s important to eat vegetables. I know, another huge shocker, right? I guess it all comes down to the principle of Occam’s Razor: the simplest solution is usually correct. We keep coming up with complicated new diets, rigorous new workout routines and “revolutionary” new beauty creams. But it’s the little common-sense things like drinking water and eating veggies that end up making a real difference.
George Orwell once wrote that “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” Well, these women must be leading pretty incredible lives, if these are the faces they deserve. Congratulations. We all hate you a little. But still, congratulations. (Through gritted teeth.)