Healthy skin might be the most mythologized aspect of beauty in human history. I know, that’s a pretty big statement. But hear me out. In your teens, you probably struggled with acne. Then, in your 20s, the stresses of overworking and general overindulging (i.e., crappy food, smoking, and drinking) took their toll on your skin. In your 30s, you struggled with the effects of a serious lack of sleep brought on by a little thing called “breeding.” By the time you get to your 40s, your skin is already on its way downhill. If it’s so unrealistic to expect to have beautiful, flawless skin at any age, why do we pursue it so relentlessly?