In addition, women appear to be more interested in looking younger than men as 64 percent of women surveyed said they would like to look younger than their actual age compared to 51 percent of men who said they would like to look younger.
The survey also uncovered that the desire to look younger begins after age 25. While 70 percent of people surveyed in the 18-24 age range would like to look "about their age" the trend shifts as you enter the 25-29 age range with more than half of the respondents (51%) expressing they would like to look younger. This trend continued to strengthen as the age of the person surveyed increased. Interestingly, half of all people surveyed (50%) would choose to look like they were in their "20s" if they had a choice.
At 83 percent, Baby Boomers strongly expressed that they would like to look younger than their age, however, many appear to be doing just that as 62 percent said they think they look younger than their age. About one third (31%) of all Baby Boomers surveyed believe they look approximately 10 years younger than their actual age.
24% of 45-50 year olds think they look like they are in their late thirties
38% of 51-54 year olds think they look like they are in their mid forties
30% of 55-60 year olds think they look like they are in their mid forties
33% of 61-63 year olds think they look like they are in their early fifties
Surprisingly, the top reasons people surveyed think they've stayed or become better looking as they've aged have less to do with their physical body and more to do with maturity and mindset:
66% cited a healthier self image
50% cited they are more stylish
46% care less about what people think
28% cited weight loss
15% cited a cosmetic procedure
6% cited weight gain
6% cited plastic surgery
There were approximately 575 total respondents to the independent electronic survey. Complete results can be downloaded at www.americanlaser.com/survey/survey.pdf.
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SOURCE American Laser Centers