YOU may mess with the Gods more than you may mess with your face. Just look at Kylie Minogue. It's hard to put your finger on what exactly is different about her, it's a bit like Rihanna's hair -- you can't help wondering what it looks like naturally.
Minogue was blessed with good looks and a petite frame that has changed little with age. But her face has been frozen in time, like some creepy monument to the woman she used to be like in her Neighbours days.
Whether it's fillers, Botox or some other injectable that Minogue (below) has been getting trigger happy with, the 'Carla Bruni' effect is now clear for all to see.
Like the former supermodel, Kylie got too much of a seemingly good thing from too young an age.
It has to be tough to age so publicly, but when people start to feel sorry for your desperation to maintain your youth then it might be time to call it quits.
Isabella Rossellini was pictured on a website last week looking every one of her 60 years but it doesn't seem to bother her in the slightest. Like most things in life, the ageing game has a common rule: different strokes for different folks.
I'm not against cosmetic surgery -- how can you be when you see how it can help people who have been disfigured and use it to try to reclaim their lives.
There's also no harm at all in gilding the lily or looking to improve the quality of your life and you can't make a list of what is acceptable and what is not, e.g, boob reduction and ear reshaping acceptable, boob augmentation and facelift unacceptable, as people can honestly be tormented by their physical appearance.
It just makes me feel sad to see someone change themselves for the worse in trying to achieve the impossible and not seem to have any awareness they have gone too far.
When I had persistent acne in my 20s, I was desperate to get rid of it and lost count of the many topical treatments and prescriptions I tried.
But I had a realistic expectation that this condition was possible to treat -- can anyone say the same about eternal youth?