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Why do some look like a bulldog after sixty and some don't?

Asked by Aster (19974points) December 28th, 2011

I see lots of people with very sagging, splotchy skin who are over sixty but others look fifty. Why is that?

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marinelife's avatar

Genetics, mostly. Some aging is due to weathering.

zenvelo's avatar

Weight and weight fluctuation. Physical activity levels. Smoking or not. Drinking or not. And a bit of caring for skin when outside, although getting enough Vitamin D from the sun helps keep one young.

And of course any major illness can make you look older too.

Pandora's avatar

Sun damage and genetics. I think sun worshipers have it the worst.
Poor nutrition as well, and lack of exercise.

ucme's avatar

It’s the younger ones I feel sorry for, those who resemble a bulldog licking piss off a thistle.
Bless, for them sorry buggers genetics is a four letter word.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I’d normally say genetics but in these times I’d rank weight fluctuations, sun exposure and drinking/smoking show wear and tear.

trailsillustrated's avatar

Sun damage. simple.

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