poem by Fayne Frey, MD
Note from the publisher, Leslie Farin:
In honor of Dr. Seuss, to celebrate his birthday (March 2nd), our very own Dr. Frey of FryFace, wrote a “Suess-like” poem to highlight her beliefs about aging and the skincare industry. In a nutshell, Dr. Frey wants you to understand that aging is a normal and natural process…we all do it…if we are lucky that is. Yes, our skin changes as we age, and so what. She encourages people to embrace who they are and where they are in life. Be proud of your accumulated experience and wisdom that makes you the person you are today; there is no reason to hide the fact that you aged over the years. We are told to be kind to others…let’s also be kind to ourselves. And don’t forget your sunscreen!
One Cream, Two Cream, Old Cream, New Cream
Lotions and potions and ointments and gels.
Millions of cosmetics sold on the shelves,
Cosmetics, by definition, can’t really change your face, The law is clear, only drugs can make that case.
Sold in a tube, a jar, or a bottle.
As if you’re tainted unless you’re a professional model.
We’re told they fix flaws, they mend and repair, Your skin’s perfect as is, so don’t despair.
Wrinkle creams and body polish, options galore, You in the mirror is who you should adore.
Eye creams and serums, we spend our every dime.
Instead of loving ourselves, we fight old man time.
Those distinguished wrinkles and lines on your face, Are actually emblems we need to embrace.
Why battle the furrow, the crease and the fold?
When you’re giving and kind and humble and bold.
Frolic outdoors, enjoy and have fun.
Sunscreen up, respect the rays of the sun.
With age comes honor, patience and wisdom.
Virtues undervalued in todays “beauty” obsessed system.
All those potions that promise us youth.
We’re all getting older and that’s the truth.
Fayne Frey, M.D.
Fayne Frey, M.D., is a board-certified clinical and surgical dermatologist practicing in West Nyack, New York. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and is a nationally recognized expert in the effectiveness and formulation of over-the-counter skincare products. As a speaker, Dr. Frey captivates audiences with her wry observations regarding the skincare industry. She consulted for numerous media outlets, including NBC, USA Today, and, the Huffington Post, and shared her expertise on both cable and major TV outlets. Dr. Frey is the Founder of FryFace.com, an educational skincare information and product selection service website that simplifies the overwhelming choice of effective, safe and affordable products available. Dr. Frey is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.