Look at your graduation album and the photos of your parents when they were high-school students. Why do they look adult and serious at that age, while you still look young and fresh? There are a bunch of logical explanations for this and it’s true that humankind really looks younger year-by-year.
Bright Side became interested in the differences in the looks between generations and decided to figure out why today’s 25-year-olds look much younger than their parents at the same age.
1.Biological aging slows down.
It’s not only the concept of aging that has changed: 150-200 years ago a 50-year-old person was considered old and today they are called middle-aged. Have you noticed that some people already have gray hair and little wrinkles around the age of 30, while others still look like school kids at the same age? It’s all because every person has their own biological clock, that rarely coincides with their real age. American researchers have come to the conclusion that biological aging in recent years has been happening more slowly, which is why subsequent generations stay younger looking longer.
2.People have started to smoke less.
In 2010, one in 4 people under the age of 24 was addicted to smoking. In 2015 it was every fifth person. According to data for 2017, 70% of people under the age of 24 have never even tried to smoke cigarettes.
And the reason is not only in the fact that many countries have banned public smoking and that the cost of nicotine keeps increasing day by day. It’s also because more and more young people have gradually started to opt for a healthy lifestyle and take care of their health. And since smoking is one of the habits that can affect beauty, it’s become easier for a person to quit it rather than lose the youth of their skin.
3.Women give birth to kids at a later age, that’s why they look young.
The results of recent studies prove that after giving birth to a baby, women really start to age faster. The reason is not only due to a constant feeling of tiredness and stress, which always accompanies the first months of caring for a child, as well as caring for their future. It turns out that after birth, changes in a woman’s body happen at the cellular level.
Today women are more ambitious. They try to dedicate more time to their career or business and only after that do they create a family. That’s why external signs of aging appear much later.