(Closed) Why do people think Asians look younger?

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Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

orangetree:  From my observations Asians tend to have better skin (less wrinkles, less acne, more even skin tone) and absolutely gorgeous hair, so maybe that’s a factor? It’s definitely a compliment!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

This can be a prickly topic, but Ill give my opinion. I’m Filipina and many people think I’m at least 10  years younger than my age. I think most Asian faces are round or oval and our facial features just contribute to a youthful look. Also, I have tan skin and don’t wrinkle as easily as my caucasian counterparts. Also, Asian women are generally petite in stature so I’m guessing that may be a factor. Im all for looking young.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

An NYT article I read some time ago said that blacks and asians tend to have fuller cheeks, so when they age and lose fat, it tends to not make them look as old. Some other various articles I’ve seen have mentioned that asians tend to care about keeping their skin as pale/light as possible so are good at protecting their skin from sun damage from early ages. There are also some diet-related explanations out there.

Whatever the reason, I do think it’s true. My Chinese mom is in her 60s and looks to be in her 40s. I’m in my late 20s and still get carded even when surrounded by my middle-aged coworkers (I’m only half-asian though so we’ll see).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I used to work with several Thai women. At the time I assumed that they were my age (early 20’s) until I found out they were between ages 35 and 45! I wish they told me their secret. Looking young is a good thing!

Post # 6
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Newbee

I hope this is true! I’m half-“asian” as well (Filipino mother) and I never really thought I looked younger than any of my other girlfriends necessarily. But if other people think that I look young, then fabulous!

Post # 7
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Newbee

I don’t think the sterotype dictates that only Asians age well, Black people age extremley well too. It may be considered a sterotype but I think it’s pretty true for the majority. I once watched a video where a caucasian woman and asian woman of the same age were compared with their facial wrinkles. The caucasian woman had very deep wrinkle rated 4-5 while the asian woman had her wrinkles rated between 1-2. East Asians tend to have softer features than caucasians, having almond eyes, round faces, smaller nose bridge, etc which gives a more youthful look. I also think that in East Asian countries tend to buy tons and tons of facial products to take care of their skin. Some Asians do look their age but for the majority they look a lot younger. Especially East Asians because they have softer features. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Ill just leave this here

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not sure why, but it’s definitely what people think.  I’m 35 and people at work still think I’m 25-30.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

gingerkitty:  lol.  great minds… 😀

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Kelly Hu from the TV show Arrow is 47 years old. My mind was blown.

This is a pic from this year!

FWIW I’m 24 and had to show my ID to buy a lottery ticket. And I obviously still get carded at bars.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

pinkshoes:  

gingerkitty:  

One of my collegues has a Japanese mother and father from Taiwan. She told me recently her age and I could hardly believe it! She’s 39 and looks about 25. She basically said what that picture describes.

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