Saggy breasts, thinning hair, middle-aged spread and receding gums: Things women panic about at just 29 YEARS OLD
That means Miranda Kerr, Cheryl Cole, Mila Kunis and Emily Blunt
Women spend three whole days per year devoted to skincare
Average woman spots first grey hair aged 29
20:23 GMT, 10 October 2012
Sagging breasts, a wrinkly face, thread veins and thinning hair.
They all sound like signs of aging that women in their 70s might be worrying about.
But apparently we all begin to fret about theses physical quandaries much, much, much earlier than that: at the age of just 29.
Yes, a woman's battle to grow old gracefully begins at the end of her twenties, according to new research.
Growing old gracefully Saggy boobs become a real worry for women after the age of 29 – the age Cheryl Cole is now- a new study reveals
Looking good: Both Cheryl Cole, left, and Mila Kunis, right, look terrific at 29 years old, but research shows that is the age when women begin to fret about the physical signs of ageing
Which means Miranda Kerr, Cheryl Cole, Mila Kunis, Emily Blunt and Agyness Deyn – all on the cusp of turning 30 – are likely to already be panicking about age spots, thinning lips and facial hair.
spent their teens trying to look older than they actually are, women
finally become happy with their appearance in their early twenties. But all that changes at 29.
29 women become more concerned about trying to look young again, amid
fears of wrinkles, sagging boobs, 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.
Time delay: Is 29-year-old Miranda Kerr, left, already worried about getting old, right
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.
OUR AGEING WORRIES
1. Getting wrinkles
2. Sagging face
3. Sagging boobs
4. Facial hair
5. Going grey
6. Middle aged spread
7. Wrinkly cleavage
8. Thinning hair
9. Sagging bottom
10. Bingo wings
11. Wrinkly hands
12. Getting a double chin
13. Thread veins
14. Getting crow’s feet
15. Receding gums
16. Getting age spots on hands
17. Thinning lips
18. Receding hair line
19. Bigger moles
20. Bigger ears
The study shows 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
That's the equivalent of 73 hours a year, or three entire days dedicated to the skincare and beauty routine.
Indredibly, more than one in ten women feel they look older than they are by an average of six years.
But six in 10 ladies feel younger than their years, and claim good make-up and skin care routines cause this.
Indeed, 45 per cent of respondents
are lucky enough to regularly receive compliments about how young they
look, and believe it is worth making a concerted effort to look younger.
Andrew Groom is Buying Director of
Superdrug, the company which conducted the study of 2,000 women.
Mr Groom said: '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
'That said, it's really
never too early to take care of your skin, and today's women are lucky
that products on our shelves really work.
'A quick skincare routine started at 29 really will combat the signs of ageing and it's got to be worth the effort.'
Superdrug's new Optimum
PhytoCellTecTM skincare collection utilizes stem cell technology from
rare apples and grapes to help combat the signs of ageing.
Ripe old age: Actress Emily Blunt, left, and model Miranda Kerr, right, are both 29