Why Some Women Look Young for Their AgeDA. Gunn , H. Rexbye, CEM. Griffiths, PG. Murray, A Fereday, SD. Catt, CC. Tomlin, BH. Strongitharm, DI. Perrett, M. Catt, AE. Mayes, AG. Messenger, MR. Green, F. van der Ouderaa, JW. Vaupel, K. Christensen, PLoS ONE 4(12): e8021

The desire of many to look young for their age has led to the establishment of a large cosmetics industry. However, the features of appearance that primarily determine how old women look for their age and whether genetic or environmental factors predominately influence such features are largely unknown. The findings indicates that women who look young for their age have large lips, avoid sun-exposure and possess genetic factors that protect against the development of gray hair and skin wrinkles. The findings also demonstrate that perceived age is a better biomarker of skin, hair and facial aging than chronological age.

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