Do you think it's true that white people ages faster than Asian and black people?

I've heard that black don't crack, Asians don't raisin, brown don't frown and white won't stay tight.

Do you think it's true that white people ages faster than Asian and black people?Do you think it's true that white people ages faster than Asian and black people?Do you think it's true that white people ages faster than Asian and black people?Do you think it's true that white people ages faster than Asian and black people?Do you think it's true that white people ages faster than Asian and black people?#blackdontcrack #aging

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  • It's all about melanin. More melanin you have, the slower the aging process of the skin. (This is coming off the top of my head, but it really does deal with the amount of melanin in the skin.)

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  • Science has already explained this.

    Asians and Blacks have a higher content of melanin. Melanin is the substance that give people their skin, hair and eye color. Melanin not only give us color but it also acts as a built in sunscreen to protect us from the harmful UV rays from the Sun. The Sun is by far the main reason why people tend to age prematurely (lookwise). Excessive sunlight to the skin can cause the skin to lose it's elasticity which makes it prone to sagging and wrinkles.

    Since blacks and Asians have a higher content of melanin over white people, their skin is able to ward off this process much longer then that of white people.

    Cultural habits also play a role as well. Asians are less likely to go out in the sun and tan their skin and blacks are more likely to moisturize their skin with vitamin E (which has sun reflective properties in it). These cultural habits coupled with their higher melanin content makes them have a more youthful appearances as they get older.

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  • I've noticed black people seem to often look a lot younger than there age..
    white people seem to age similar to Asians i never noticed there being much difference or them looking much younger than there age..

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  • Asian people age pretty fast...
    It's true black people seem to age the slowest...

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    • Do you know why black age slower, but other "races" age faster? When it comes to Asian, do you talk about Asians in general or a specific area like East-Asia or South-Asia for example?

  • Some white people (esp with fair skin) tend to age faster because their skin is thinner and tends to be drier (esp women). Women in general have more delicate skin (than men) so that's why it's so important for us to take extra good care of it.

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    • In Norway both men and women ages terribly. Gender have little to say here from my observations. Seems like blacks and Asians are these lucky ones who age slower appearance wise. It's some advantages being adopted and live in Norway.

    • Probably also because of the harsh the weather conditions & elements are there as well. The elements can really do a number on your skin. :/

    • It's probably true. In Norway we have harsh cold weather often.

  • It depends, there are many Asian/Blacks who look older than they are. Same as there are many Whites who look younger than they are. I knew a girl who was White and she looked like she was 14 (she was 19) and I knew an Asian who was 20 but looked 25. Its a mixture of lifestyle, body structure, skin type and facial features.

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  • It depends. For the most part it seems black don't crack, but then again you have some black people who do NOT age gracefully. Same with Asian people. I've seen white people who aged gracefully. So, I think it falls down to genetics, but for the most part BLACK DON'T CRACK.

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  • My mom's white, 38, and she's still pretty hot. My boyfriend also commented tht my 60 year old grandma is still hot and my best friend would say he'd bang her xD but my family is mixed, we are all of native decent, so maybe that's what makes us look so young. Apparently when my mother, grandmother and I all go out they think my grandma is the mother and my mom and I are both sisters.

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  • why make it a race issue? It's to do with sun exposure, diet issues and genetics.

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    • Because race is all about genetics, that is why.

    • @cth96190 unique unusual genetics - good quality stock. Not necessarily skin colour.

    • "Race" isn't only a term used about skin colors, but also facial features. I just wanted to add that.
      But when it comes to aging, the melanin do affect your skin I guess in addition to give you a darker color.

  • The melanin in the skin keeps the skin 'tight' longer. Not too sure why though

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  • Depend on the person, I've seen Asian and Black looking a lot older than their age. I think it just depend on their lifestyle and all.

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  • Asians tend to live healthier (lot of veggies, fish, rice and fruits, less alcohol) and they try to avoid the sun

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What Guys Said 6

  • You can "hear" lots of things. Some of those things are untrue, and some of these "truths" have racist motivations. Aging is an individual matter and I don't perceive significant racial differences on that dimension.

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    • I don't think it's racist to say on average Blacks and Asians are thought to be a few years compared to their White counterparts. I don't know it just seems like they kinda plateau for a while in their 40s and 50s. Then again when it comes to Black adolescents and the police, they're thought to be in their late teens or even grown men, I don't think that's racist either.

  • Seems to be some truth there, but there are some exceptions. Betty White looks damn good for 95. If we're talking averages, White people age a little faster than Asians and Blacks

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  • It depends,(at least mostly), what they do with their life. How the individual treats their own body.

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  • Yes.

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  • lol...

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  • Black women tend to have much better moisturizing habits than white, and Asian women are also pretty obsessive about their skin.

    White people who tan a lot will age their skin.

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