Vanity Viewpoints

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We all know that many anti-aging techniques come with risks. When considering a treatment, we have to find a balance between how dangerous it is and how likely it is to produce the desired results. However, in their quest to age backwards, many might be overlooking a non-physical, but nevertheless equally important risk: When people make themselves look younger, are they also making themselves look vain? According to some studies, the answer might be yes.

Studies conducted by the psychology department of the University of Toronto indicate that viewpoints on the matter vary based on the age of the person being asked and how invasive the procedure is. Generally, younger adults in the studies looked at anti-aging procedures in a more negative light than older adults. Both sets viewed people who took part in more invasive procedures as opposed to less invasive ones-i.e., surgery as opposed to avoiding the sun-as vainer.

The popularity of using anti-aging techniques has continually grown, but these findings show that there are still many that are skeptical of those who use them. What do you think? Would this risk make you reconsider the use of a cream or a procedure?

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