We all know that the mother-daughter bond runs deep and mothers pass down wisdom, advice and inspiration to their daughters – they also pass down a predisposition to age like them.
According to recent results of a mother-daughter survey, 82% of moms hope facial aging is easier for their daughters, but more than half never talk about it together. (Ref 1) Mom Genes was designed to educate women on the genetics of facial aging and to inspire mothers and daughters to engage in an open dialogue about it. For skin aging, 'like mother, like daughter' often holds true.
Genetics and nurturing good skin health practices are big factors influencing the way the face ages. Women can learn a lot about how the process may affect them by observing and talking about the changes their moms go through. The great news is both moms and daughters have more options than ever before for addressing facial aging, thanks to innovations in skin care and treatments that can help maintain skin health and natural beauty.
The Mother-Daughter Facial Aging Survey found approximately two-thirds (67%) of moms and daughters report they frequently worry about their face showing signs of aging. That number rises to 77% among daughters who report they are aging like their mom. And, the vast majority of moms (90%) and daughters (88%) surveyed believe expectations to look younger longer are greater now than in the past.
The survey also reported the changing expectations and perceptions regarding treatment options, especially those that produce natural-looking results. More than three-quarters (77%) of daughters and two-thirds (66%) of mothers agree that they would be more interested in a facial treatment at a specialist's office if they could get more natural-looking results. A surprising 81% of mothers would support their daughter getting a facial treatment at a healthcare specialist's office if she wanted one. (Ref 1)
We are photographing ourselves constantly with our current social media culture, which heightens awareness of our appearance. Talking to a specialist can help at any age from providing advice to those in their 20s that will set the stage for skin health to supporting people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and older, to age well and gracefully. Significant advances have been made to help women maintain a naturally fresh appearance!
About Facial Aging (Ref 2-8)
Aging is a varied process that is determined by genetics and environmental factors. Researchers using facial imaging and 3D computer modelling to study the aging process have found that mothers and daughters tend to have the same skeletal and cellular make up resulting in similar aging patterns.
While every person ages differently, there are general facial aging trends to expect for people in the 30s, 40s and 50s:
- Less collagen thins the skin causing dryer, less supple, thinner skin that does not drape as well
- Facial fat pads shrink and shift in the face and cause the appearance of less volume and sagging
- Bone loss slowly changes facial structure over time
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