Women start panicking about getting old at just 29

Last Updated : 11 October 2012, 11:07 IST
Last Updated : 11 October 2012, 11:07 IST

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Warning bells about growing old start going off in a woman's head just at the young age of 29, according to a new research.

A survey of 2,000 women by a UK-based skincare company found that a woman's battle to grow old gracefully begins at the end of her twenties.

Having spent their teens trying to look older than they actually are, women finally become happy with their appearance in their early twenties. However, all that changes at 29, the Daily Mail reported.

At this age women become more concerned about trying to look young again, amid fears of wrinkles, sagging breasts, bingo wings and crow's feet. They also tend to find their first grey hair.

In fact, some 33 per cent of women fret about going grey, and thinning hair is a major worry for three in 10. A third of women say a sagging bottom keeps them awake at night, while 29 per cent want to avoid a wrinkly cleavage at all costs.
The study showed that other top ageing fears for ladies include facial hair, a middle aged spread and thread veins.

Developing double chins, age spots, wrinkly hands and thinning lips also feature in the catalogue of concerns.

To combat these signs of ageing, the average female reckons she spends up to 12 minutes each day applying the necessary creams and make up.

That's the equivalent of 73 hours a year, or three entire days dedicated to the skincare and beauty routine.

At least more than one in ten women feel they look older than they are by an average of six years.However, six in 10 ladies feel younger than their years, and claim good make-up and skin care routines cause this.

"It is incredible to think that those who are still in the prime of their life at 29 are already worrying about the effect ageing will have on their face and body," Andrew Groom, Buying Director of Superdrug, said.

"A quick skincare routine started at 29 really will combat the signs of ageing and it's got to be worth the effort," Groom said.

Published 11 October 2012, 11:07 IST

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