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Wrinkles in Time

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From bathing in donkey's milk to injecting our faces with fat and neurotoxins, our wrinkle-fighting regimens have been evolving for millennia. But are those lines really worth the battle? Cristen and Caroline iron out the history of our anti-wrinkle efforts, what bad habits accelerate aging and how wrinkles affect our self-perception.

Episode Sources:

"The Craziest Things People Have Done to try and Stay Young"

"History Lesson: Centuries of Anti-aging Products"

"The Lady's Dressing Room"

"How a Nagging Mom Made Beauty History"

"Global Anti-aging Market Boosted by Baby Boomer Population Nearing Retirement; Market to Be Worth US$191.7 Billion in 2019"

"10 Secrets of the Anti-aging Industry"

"American Women Most Likely to Use Anti-aging Face Creams, the West Leads in NPD"


"Anatomy of a Wrinkle"

"How a Wrinkle Becomes a Crease"

"The 10 Sins of Skin Aging"

"10 Everyday Things that Age You"

"Fact or Fiction: 10 Anti-ageing Myths Debunked"

"23 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles"

"The Truth about Anti-aging Products"

"Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men"

"Reading into Wrinkles: How They Can Affect Our Perceptions of Emotion"

"Confronting the Wrinkles and Gray Hair"

Academic Insights:

"The history of injectable facial fillers." TC Kontis and A Rivkin. Facial Plastic Surgery. Vol. 25, No. 2. Pages 67-72. May 2009.

"The anatomy and pathogenesis of wrinkles"

"Gender-dependent differences in degree of facial wrinkles." K. Tsukahara et al. Skin Research and Technology. Vol. 19, No. 1. Pages 65-71. February 2013.

"Through a glass darkly: Facial wrinkles affect our processing of emotion in the elderly"

"Facing Age: Women Growing Older in Anti-aging Culture." Laura Hurd Clarke. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc. 2011.

Topics in this Podcast: Beauty, history, aging, body image

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