Study shows women age faster than men

13 February 2015

Have you ever wondered why some men never seem to age, while women are busy applying moisturisers and hair dye? Well according to a new study, ageing could be down to your gender. A global study has identified that not only does a woman’s skin age faster – her posture becomes affected sooner too.

The study by Allergan found that women’s collagen levels deplete by 1.5 per cent each year past the age of 25. What’s more, by the age of 40, a woman’s intrinsic skin age tends to be 15 years older than her male counterpart.

As for poor posture, Physiotherapist Cuong Lu puts it down to “regularly carrying a heavy bag, sitting for long periods and wearing inappropriate footwear can cause the shoulders to drop and roll forwards.”

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