Worry about ageing starts at 29 - poll

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cheryl cole lib REUTERS Singer Cheryl Cole, who is 29.

London - 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.

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.

Having 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.

At 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 percent 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 percent want to avoid a wrinkly cleavage at all costs.

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.

Indredibly, more than one in ten women feel they look older than they are by an average of six years.

But six in 10 women feel younger than their years, and claim good make-up and skin care routines cause this.

Indeed, 45 percent 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.

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 body.

'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.' - Daily Mail

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


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