If you’ve ever heard the saying “black don’t” crack, you’ll notice that the people most likely to be saying it are Black women. What it means is that Black women age more gracefully than women of other races. Many Black women believe that a combination of their genes, some melatonin and good old self care contribute to their beauty and youthful looks.
It’s hard to dismiss the saying though, when you see women like rock star, Tina Turner, who still looks gorgeous beyond 70 years of age or maybe you haven’t seen supermodel and business women, Iman, who is almost 60 years old and doesn’t look a day over 40!
Well, that notion was part of Allure’s first-ever anti-aging survey in the April 2013 issue, and the results show that most African Americans do indeed celebrate their age-defying looks.
The monthly publication polled 2,000 women and men on the modern perception of aging attitudes and behaviors. The survey yielded interesting insights about sex (it gets better as you get older), the ideal age (everyone wants to be 31) and going gray (we’re not fans), to name a few. And when it comes to which ethnicity thinks they age the best? African Americans have that in the bag.
Eighty-six percent of the African-American survey takers thought that they aged the best, compared to 81 percent of Asians, 53 percent of Hispanics/Latinos and 46 percent of Whites/Caucasians. We clearly don’t lack self-esteem.
More fab findings from Allure’s survey:
64 percent of black women say they aren’t worried about the physical signs of aging
81 percent of black women think they look younger than other woman their age
65 percent of black women have no intention of considering anti-aging treatments or procedures in the future