It looks like the glow down challenge is here to stay. We wrote about it last week, but it's still going strong; women who think they "peaked" in high school continue posting photos to show how much their looks have changed since then.

Of course, the definition of peak beauty can change over the years, but it's worth mentioning that some of these glow downs appear to have only happened very recently, and the participants of the challenge are still beautiful.

While it's still important, physical appearance isn't the most important thing in the world. That being said, people keep applauding these women for their "honesty" and "sense of humor".

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urszulat
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7 months ago

Too funny. I love this one.

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But do we really peak as early as high school? William Klemm, Ph.D., who is a senior professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M University, thinks that ours is a youth-obsessed culture. And says that it shouldn't be this way. "We are all going to get old, assuming we don't die first," Klemm writes. "Our friends, relatives, and loved ones are or will get old. As baby boomers retire, older people are coming to dominate the population. Modern medicine and the wide pursuit of healthier living styles have enabled many older people to live longer and remain vigorous and productive in their old age. Yet [in many] Western countries, we shun, neglect, and sometimes abuse the old."

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Martin
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7 months ago

it's not a glow down, just weight up

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On the surface, it makes sense. We fear aging and being sick and lonely. But is fear of aging really really warranted? By the time we get old, we all have accumulated a "rich reserve" of life experiences and lessons learned. We can act our age or act young. We can do things we didn't have time for in the past. Like smelling flowers. We can take naps in the middle of the day without feeling guilty. We feel less guilty about the way we raised our kids, because now they know just how hard raising kids is and are having many of the same difficulties.

"Time becomes precious, because it is running out. You therefore spend it more wisely. You don't waste time on harmful emotions or personal animosities," Klemm says.

So what if we looked better in high school? In the absence of debilitating sickness, aging can be a blessing. So when you think about it, understanding this — posting a TikTok acknowledging it — is really mature. You go girls.

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Antoine Gagnon
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7 months ago

Lol there is a maximum of 4 years between these pics... Can these young ladies relax a bit about "glowing down"? They are not even in their 30's.. ffs

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jaycee rae
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7 months ago

still so pretty

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Hannah M
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7 months ago

It looks like that one Simpsons gif

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#6

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sbj
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7 months ago

Naturally gorgeous

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#7

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Little Dino
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7 months ago

Just because you gained some weight doesn't mean you're not beautiful. It's natural and you look amazing! :)

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sbj
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7 months ago

You are more glowing now, loving your hair

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#9

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Wolfstar
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7 months ago

Is this a Conan Gray reference? If it is, kudos to you, he's the best :)

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John L
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7 months ago

Anyone who wishes Not to highlight a part of one's body, is best not to draw attention to it. Granted the pic is from a wide angle lense, however.....................

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James Mills
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7 months ago

is that not just two different people.

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Dennis Stanley
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7 months ago

So no makeup, hair up in a bun, neutral facial expression is "glowing down"?

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Rubee Tubesteak
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7 months ago

Girl, don't worry, no woman has reached her full potential by age 13.

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#14

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pusheen
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7 months ago

girl you still look good

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Paizleypie
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7 months ago

I don't see how this is a "glow down" at all

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BiLal Asif
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7 months ago

U r f*****g awesome girl

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Awangutann
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7 months ago

what peaked down?

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sbj
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7 months ago

You look exactly the same, it's just a different camera angle

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Blackheart
Community Member
7 months ago

News flash...all people age. The only alternative is to die. Women in particular go through extreme changes to their bodies with childbirth, varying levels of hormones, age, etc. We need to realize what beauty truly is, and that it is important to have substance as a person.

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Enna Kazclah
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7 months ago

so, a glam-it-up photo vs your every day look, and this is what you call glowing down?

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