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New Sign of Aging Discovered by Professor and Chanel Research Collaboration

Posted: March 28, 2013
New sign of aging discovered

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In another study involving more than a hundred subjects in Gettysburg and Paris, the scientists artificially increased these facial contrasts and found that the faces were perceived as younger. When they artificially decreased the facial contrasts, the faces were perceived as older.

Cosmetics are commonly used to increase aspects of facial contrast, such as the redness of lips. Scientists propose that this can partly explain why makeup is worn the way that it is -- shades of lipstick that increase the redness of the lips are making the face appear younger, which is related to healthiness and beauty.