According to respondents in Allure's survey, George Clooney and Meryl Streep are the celebrities who have aged the best.
These days it seems like everyone is paying close attention to the aging process and how to combat it. In 2011 alone, Americans spent $2.3 billion on anti-aging skincare products and almost $10 billion on cosmetic procedures. Now taking a closer look at the growing trend, Allure has conducted their first ever survey on aging which has revealed some interesting, though not surprising, results.
Generally the survey found that women feel significantly more pressure to maintain their youthful appearance than men—which of course seems like a bit of a no-brainer. Fifty-six percent of women are worried about showing physical signs of aging, while only 34 percent of men feel the same. While it’s not surprising that more women than men are worried about maturing, what is fascinating is that there is a much larger discrepancy in who’s willing to do something about it: 42 percent of females said that they would consider plastic surgery to reduce signs of aging, while only 18 percent of men would consider a cosmetic procedure.
Further underscoring that point, 33 percent of respondents agreed that “old” was the first word that comes to mind when they think of grey-haired women, while 45 percent of respondents believed men appeared “distinguished” when sporting duller locks.
Do you think there’s more pressure on women than men to look younger? Do you do anything to combat any potential signs of aging?