LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When you close your eyes and picture yourself, how old do you look in your mind? That right there is your Memory Age. Now compare her to how old you really are. Did you find much of a difference? If you did, you're not alone. Skin by Lovely, a leading provider of medical aesthetics, recently asked 350 women aged 30-70 across the U.S. the same question.
Survey results showed that our minds may be playing tricks on us when it comes to aging. Nearly all survey respondents are carrying around a younger "memory photo" of themselves, which is on average 10 years younger than they are today. And while the main characteristics of one's younger self are what we expected – younger, fewer wrinkles, better skin, more rested – the survey was not without its surprises:
- Turning Back Time, Not Recapturing Youth: Almost 62% report a 1- to 10-year difference in their Memory Age whether they are in their 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s. Proof that nobody wants to be 21 again – even in our memories.
- Mind Playing Tricks on You: Almost 40% were surprised by how much younger their Memory Age is. Surprised? Don't we all look in the mirror every day?
- Looking for a Promotion, Not Love: 40% of women associate their Memory Age with a specific period in their lives – chief among them is not love and marriage, it's their careers! Has it finally become more about climbing that ladder, than approaching that altar?
- Move Over Baby Boomers: Only 15% have tried injectables like Botox and fillers. But when this group is split by age, the numbers tell a different story: 30% of women 30-44 have tried injectables, while less than 6% of women 50-70 have tried injectables. Life and business are competitive, and Gen X is working hard to keep its edge.
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