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Why Modern 30-Year-Old Women Look So Young

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Your 30s are a wonderful time when you’ve finally gained confidence and know what you want. However, the appearances of 30-year-old women now and just 30–40 years ago couldn't be more different! In the past, a 30-year-old woman used to be considered an adult lady and she looked it! It was easy to tell a 20-year-old woman from a woman who was 10 years older. But today, a young girl can really shock us with her passport that says “30 years old” because today, 30-year-old girls look exactly the same as 20-year-olds. Scientists have proven that “middle age” begins at 35, so if you’re just 30 years old, you are officially a young person. We at Bright Side decided to find out more about the mysteries of age and want to understand why modern women look so different from the women of the past. Other videos you might like: 10 Countries That Have Extremely Different Concepts of Male Beauty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf_wBKnhKFM& Scientists Finally Explain Why Asians Look So Cute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COkvq7WKy9Q& How Much Girls Have Changed Throughout History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_dfdhT9xKs& TIMESTAMPS: They understand age differently 0:41 They make their own fashion choices 1:24 They have a different attitude toward cosmetics 2:07 They have a more stable financial situation 2:58 They use the advanced cosmetology industry 3:43 They've found their style 4:18 They can express themselves 5:04 They're more responsible about their health 5:54 They respect themselves and can stand their ground 6:28 They know the importance of drinking enough water 7:20 How women's looks changed during all this time 8:20 Preview photo credit: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980 film): Mosfilm, https://www.mosfilm.ru US actress Emma Stone poses on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premiere of the film "Maniac" in central London on September 13, 2018: ANTHONY HARVEY/AFP/East News, https://www.eastnews.ru/pictures/picture/id/66792884/i/0/t/0 Animation is created by Bright Side. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - Even though 30 continues to be a significant age mark, ladies have learned to have fun with it! In modern society, age is just a number. - Today's 30-something women are rocking torn jeans, they dye their hair bright colors, they have piercings, and they look amazing doing it all! Such fashion choices only complement their natural beauty, making them look fresh and young. - It may sound strange to young women under 30, but a number of years ago, the beauty industry and its idea of the perfect makeup look were completely different. All the fancy makeup tools and products were saved for special occasions. - These days women have the opportunity to create their own stable income, which allows them to enjoy the latest skincare products, hottest vacation destinations, shopping sprees, and other things that make them happy. - Another thing that came with the beauty industry's revolution was cosmetic procedures. They weren't that widely used a few decades ago! Nowadays, you can do some of them at almost any age. - For previous generations of women, finding great and unique clothes that would also fit perfectly could be a real challenge. Needless to say, in our modern society, long shopping trips are often not a necessity but pure pleasure! - In the past, social stereotypes were even harder on women. The only life goal that they were “supposed” to have was getting married and starting a family. The saddest thing is that many of them really had no other choice. - One of the most important things in our life is our health. Thankfully, here women now have the upper hand too! The days when medicine used to be tricky to get access to are long gone. Today, seeing any doctor on any day is a piece of cake! - If anyone older than you told you something bad, you'd probably be ashamed and pick at the pieces of your shattered self-confidence. Nowadays, this stereotype doesn't have a hold on young women as they know that even people with more life experience shouldn't dictate what they should do. - Drinking enough pure water throughout the day is essential for great looks and a healthy body. However, just a few decades ago, this wasn't common knowledge! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Photos: https://www.depositphotos.com East News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Text Comments (822)
BRIGHT SIDE (3 months ago)
Hey there guys! Which actor/actress in their 30-s is YOUR role model?
sun set (3 months ago)
+monzorella1 Do you give this comment To me.
monzorella1 (3 months ago)
Can there be more women of colour in your content? The lack diversity is terrible
sun set (3 months ago)
Now i dont eat so much And also walk and in Training but dont loosing Weight.please give me Some advise.i live in japan.eloise.
Solja Of Christ (3 months ago)
BRIGHT SIDE https://youtu.be/9QTO_kdq_cc mine is Marilyn Monroe who looked better and better with age she looked very young and attractive in her 30s
C m (18 days ago)
The narrator is over the top 🙄
Meade Vlog channel (22 days ago)
I always thought 40 was the dreaded age for women. and 45 for men.
S (1 month ago)
40s is even better ladies . More cats and more lonely time 💕💋
Tom Sawyer (1 month ago)
My grandma looked like 60 at the age of 90.
Jari Fuller (1 month ago)
uh, ok
Vincent Velarde (1 month ago)
Well, aging does effect beauty. Several factors increase aging. 1. Stress 2. Poor diet 3. Poor exercise habits 4. Poor nutrition 5. Having kids 6. Not hydrating and being in the sun too much. 7. Poor sleeping habits. You will age. Your looks will deminish.
Alina Zagitova (2 months ago)
30-years old women look young because 30 is a young age (physically). And now they are not married for 10 years by that age and has not give birth to several children. So they look just how they should. Like 30 y men look if they didnt do drugs and alcohol since 20
Don'tMessWithMe (2 months ago)
I can't wait to be 30... I'm 22 and broke af!! I think women in 30s look more gorgeous and earn a lot🤷🏻‍♀️ Well! Just my opinion 😅
robiking011 (2 months ago)
What we need to understand is that before the 20th century, women were only seen as ''baby making machines''. Women were only seen as valuable when they were in their fertile years, which is their 20s, specially their early 20s. Once a woman was no longer in her fertile years, she was no longer seen as valuable. The age of 30 was seen as the ''expiration date'' for women because it's was thought that that was the age women start to lose her fertility. Of course now at days women have become more liberated and have shown that they's more to them than just having babies. But even to this day, the ages of 30 or 40 are still seem as expiration dates for women.
S Piano (2 months ago)
Oh please. Women in the media today look younger than ever before, due to plastic surgery, Botox, Juvederm, and other treatments to keep them looking young.
Voiceof Madness (2 months ago)
This video told me nothing... how did I get here, anyway?
Aisha zameerudhin (2 months ago)
Nowadays Teen looks old...and old looks like Teen..
Zay Time (3 months ago)
Cause humans are living a lot longer so what used to be old is now young
sun set (3 months ago)
Sunburn and dry skin will Make you look old verry Fast.here in japan woman They look verry young too. This vedio is correct.make A effort for your looks.
Stallings Lad (3 months ago)
Stress plays a big factor ! We have alot of tech that makes life stress free so
NIKKI STAHR (3 months ago)
Thats changing though...in 2019 teenagers look like they are in the late 20s and 30s... 20 years olds look like mid 40s now..with these fillers and plastic surgery..so..do a video on that!
NIKKI STAHR (3 months ago)
+April Miller Facts👏👏👏
April Miller (3 months ago)
Totally agree. Those born after I'd say 1990 look much older than us early or mid 80 babies
Thuam X (3 months ago)
Well I'm glad to say that women like Bernadette Peters or Diahann Carroll didn't fall into those old categories of what an aging woman should look like.
Giovanni Wilson (3 months ago)
True
Zaynah Lodge (3 months ago)
I'm 30 now. Was so terrified to turn 30 but it's not bad. I've always been mistaken for much younger than my age my whole life. x
Carol Ann Ramos (3 months ago)
Not a good comparison since the Russian lady pic is from a movie and needed to look like that
Lilas Duveteux (3 months ago)
It's also a matter of self-care...I will probably lose my grace and beauty before age 30.
Sunginval (3 months ago)
The best thing about my age is the older I get the more confident I become . No one can bring me down.
Fabyola (3 months ago)
I'm 34 years and just got free from mental imprisonment, headed towards living my best life inside and out! You are only as old as you feel!
Fabyola (3 months ago)
+Zay Time cool but it wasn't about race at all. If you want To put me in any box I'm human.
Zay Time (3 months ago)
DJFabyola yeah you black tho and blacks naturally age slower well look younger than average so it makes since. But yeah you look great
J 2004 (3 months ago)
🙄🙄 #9 is the reason why there are so many single moms in welfare... And the main reason they look younger nowadays is the sunscreen that wasn’t available until 30 years ago‼️‼️
Timi Boszormenyi (3 months ago)
One girl similar with bacra mavra
La Quenta (3 months ago)
Yea, I believe on it. Some other people ask me how old I am then I reply I'm 30 yrs old they don't believe at my age.. I think make up makes u look old..
tsukareta rahma (3 months ago)
1:16 Age is just a number, and jail is just a room.
anab ali (3 months ago)
It's because women no longer have kids young and get into the stress of marriage at young ages. They are more health conscious too now a days
JMysticStar7 (3 months ago)
I got over the "past my prime" phase at 25. I of the things expected of me before that age. I'm turning 30 later this year. I have just started living and I'm not changing my clothes to look and feel like an old woman.
Solja Of Christ (3 months ago)
https://youtu.be/9QTO_kdq_cc this shows how Marilyn Monroe aged and she looked stunning in her 30s so I don’t agree with all this modern bs if anything the modern diet makes us age faster and makes s more sick this video is total bogus!!
SHlRU (3 months ago)
30 is the new 20
Solja Of Christ (3 months ago)
I don’t believe this Marilyn Monroe looked the best in her thirties and that is when she was sleeping with the president as well so this is just made up she definitely did not look old even at 35 and Elizabeth Taylor played cleopatra when she was 29 women get old because of the loss of collagen in the skin and that really becomes obvious from mid to late thirties and it has been the same for many years even if we go way way back Henry Tudor had an affair with Anne boylen when she was 25 and married her at 32 and she was stunning then she tore the whole church apart in her 30s so it’s definitely not a modern thing thirty just is not the age when the skin shows aging it has very little to do with makeup or clothes once the skin ages the best makeup and clothes can’t hide it something that becomes obvious from late thirties to forties
Mia Nova (3 months ago)
Because 30 is very YOUNG and by the way... 40 also 😂👍
Koozomec (12 days ago)
No, it isn't.
TheBookloverforever (3 months ago)
This entire video is a conspiracy to promote a product.. yep, it's subtly trying to convince you to drink more water :D
knowlight knowright (3 months ago)
Just think of all the ladies at The regal beagle on Threes company!!!
Lamach Williams (3 months ago)
Eat healthy .. Dont drink smoke. . plenty of rest ..try to stay stress free
Lena Ghio (3 months ago)
Because we are not forced by narrow minded patriarchs to bear 20 children, we can work, express ourselves, get divorced. We are more free! 🏜️🏞️🏝️
KansasGirl (3 months ago)
This just doesn't ring true. I think you've got 30 - 40 years ago confused with 50 -60 years ago. When I was in my 20's, 40 years ago, I looked forward to being in my 30's when I knew I would be hitting my prime. My friends and I were career women, we dressed in really great, classic clothes, we traveled, and we were beautiful. In fact, I was wearing false eyelashes way back then long before they became the norm. This video is bad and poorly researched.
Neh-Bih Sangbong (3 months ago)
Do 25.
PrincessKLS (3 months ago)
I’m 35 and even when I was about to turn 30, I was really nervous.
Marilyn Crown (3 months ago)
is that's why you have only 20+ in your video?
Olga Bounn (3 months ago)
Actually as I am Russian and I know the details of this film, in the photo which you took Irina Muravieva had beed already playing 40 something age woman and had relevant make up and hair style.
Phil.T.McNastee (3 months ago)
Perpetuating the patriarchy
Monalisa Menno (3 months ago)
I'm about to be 43 and people always tell me that I look late 20's, my profile pic is recent
Jackie Harvey (3 months ago)
The best thimg about being my age is that I know most of what's in this video is fiction. I was there and can remember.
naorem salinita (3 months ago)
Simple answer they dnt have kids now at 30 previously by 30 family are complete4-5 babies
Rusty Rose (3 months ago)
Basically....women are amazing 👍😉
Ms A R (3 months ago)
I am 34 years old and they always mistaken me for mid twenties something, no kidding.
Beautiful Earth Tarot (3 months ago)
Fifty one years old. I had a chubby face I hated as a little kid. I think that worked to my advantage over time, thank God. 😄
R. Lara-Moore (3 months ago)
So women are staying immature longer
dil chu lo (3 months ago)
I feel the efforts that our parents had put in themselves in terms of health when they were young also has to do something about why women at 30 looks so good now.
Mariely M.G (3 months ago)
Ok seeing that girl with that beautiful purple dress riding that beautiful white horse in the snow while the dress was covering the horse was a beautiful sight, I know this is weird but idc.
britt nelson (3 months ago)
29 years old. the best thing right now is seeing how well people i grew up with are doing in their jobs and social life
Stephanie Pappas (3 months ago)
lol! holdovers from the days where people married in their teens, had kids starting from age 18, and were grandparents by their late 30s. life expectancy is up, people are delaying marriage and kids a bit, women have more options (across the board: family, kids, jobs, etc); also sunscreen and retinoids for skin health. (and of course cosmetics, hair dye, and a host of other things). Plus we have role models who are young at heart—and often young of face—of all ages!
antonis ch (3 months ago)
I am a 30 year old man and i look younger than most 30 year old women... Most men and women in my age are fatter than me and look older than me.
mrpajamapants001 (3 months ago)
So shallow and very worldly...
blackpanther025 (3 months ago)
women have lost 90% of their egg reserves by 30 according to research by edingborough university a woman's prime is 18~28 you can't beat the clock..tick tock
blackpanther025 (3 months ago)
the comment was general...women pop after 30..men dont
Sayuri VKG (3 months ago)
Life is not all about reproducing yourself. 🙄
cynthia ferguson (3 months ago)
56 and 20 and 30 year old men still ask me out..and i don't hide my grey hair..when i wear my chaka khan red wig it's worse.
clod8 (3 months ago)
I doubt the reason is all chemicals, shopping and surgery. It’s probably less smoking, more drinking water, and having less or no kids
Lex Morningstar (3 months ago)
I completely disagree with number 1. I feel we're at an age where we're obsessed with trying to hold onto youth as much as possible. 18 year Olds are opting for preventative botox and the rates of plastic surgery have increased since the birth of instagram.
little siss (3 months ago)
My mom looks like she'd be my sister 😂
Nicki James (3 months ago)
Botox, fillers, peels and airbrushing 😂
MsGlamourcat (3 months ago)
It's because most live at home longer now and their parents ensure they have everything they need, therefore they have less stress and more "ME" time. They also spend more money on cosmetics, cosmetic procedures and skin care. They generally have children later in life and children are a big stress - the sleep deprivation, the financial stress, the constant and high demands... and photoshop and filters.
veli kateto (3 months ago)
I am 22 and I love it. I rarely use make up which saves alot of time so I can focus on my education and friends 😊
Rahini Kumar (3 months ago)
Great ..thanks for this video ...and all your contents... Nice ..
Dannielle M (3 months ago)
OMG, so shallow, women are not a bunch of Barbie dolls- get REAL!
Shani April (3 months ago)
"Women are wearing makeup every day..." Women have been wearing makeup every day for decades!!! In fact, I think thete are actually FEWER women wearing makeup every day now because they don't feel it's necessary to be beautiful.
MissVasques (3 months ago)
Shani April But were it full-face make-up every day or more lips, rouge and eyes and possibly brows? I mean today there are products that can give a more airbrushed look were wrinkles seemingly disapear or are severely diminished.
Christina Sotiriadou (3 months ago)
I am almost 32 and nobody believes I am more than 25!
Danielle D (3 months ago)
In past generations smoking, drinking and sun bathing were considered to make a people beautiful. In reality these habits that were glamorized in TV and film aged people. Add to the problem Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Smallpox, Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular pertussis, and limited antibiotics, people had many things taking a toll on their bodies. My dad survived Smallpox as a bay and was left with scares. My great uncle had pole when he was 2 years old and his left arm never grew after that point. We are blessed to live in a time were we have the choice to avoid all these things.
Chris Illingworth (3 months ago)
Not just woman who look younger in there 30's the day's.
Aïssata SY (3 months ago)
I'll be 35 in 2 months, people think I'm 25. I don't wear any make up because I hate that.
Almeera Malik (3 months ago)
Ellen is like 60, but she looks younger.😏
Mya Mya (1 month ago)
And doesnt dress like a teenager. They said piercinf but women in india have nose piercing of some thing them dont look young at 80 at all. These reasons are ridiculous to me. Except the make up
Serena Mas (3 months ago)
I’m 29 and my look is 17 years old. 🤣😍 No make-up, no stress....but I think that another important factor for me is that I can’t take the sun because I’ve problem with the hot....😅😅😅😅....and for this the Sun doesn’t burn my skin. 😅😅😅😅
Vilma Torres (3 months ago)
well i am 41 now and yes age is just a #
Andrea C (3 months ago)
Plastic surgery, more beauty products containing more chemicals that preserve your skin, sounds bad but its the truth, photo shop etc. if u see many of these women without makeup on the street u don t even pay them attention.
Nicki Montea (3 months ago)
A wow for Emma Stone? she looks great, but I looked younger than that when I was 30 years old. Society is still doing it. Making people feel like they are supposed to look wrinkle by 29....
Only Lauren (3 months ago)
I'm 30.
Jacqueline Pedraza (3 months ago)
Oh dear well how old do you think I look lol 😂
Karen Burden (3 months ago)
I looked quite young until I got to my mid 40s. I hardly ever wore make up, but I did use moisturiser every day since I was 14. I also believe that the hormones and preservatives in our food make a difference.
Roman Sochacki (3 months ago)
Wow, this is really not true. At least around Chicago suburbs the opposite is true. Underage girls look way too mature.
Briana Holland (3 months ago)
This is not true
Darshana Hall (3 months ago)
They look so young because 30 isn't old.
Tom Sawyer (1 month ago)
1 to 12 kids, 13 to 19 teenagers and 20 to 39 youngsters, 40 to 69 middle aged, 70 to 100 senior citizens.
Mya Mya (1 month ago)
So why did the women back then when they were 30 looked older than 30?
Derrick Ingram (2 months ago)
+Darshana Hall tell that to the women 40 years ago
Darshana Hall (3 months ago)
+April Miller And I hate how the focus is only on women. This society is so obsessed with a woman's youth and beauty and it's disgusting.
April Miller (3 months ago)
Exactly!
Trishanu Ray (3 months ago)
Fashion and Nutrition. Both are Hormone laced too. Thats why. But above all its tention free life!
SkepticalWitch (3 months ago)
I'm 34, no photo shop.
ChariotOfFaith (3 months ago)
8:55 - The only thing that changed is they are ALL TRANSGENDER!!!!!!!!! ALL OF EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LooooL! Alright j/k.
ChariotOfFaith (3 months ago)
2:03 '......Only complement their natural beauty' AND its a pic of a chic putting on make-up ROFL!
Max's Brandy Review (3 months ago)
😂🤣😭
Jashma Sharma (3 months ago)
Due to improved costumic otherwise see any actress of 30 without make she looks like 60 years old villager woman with lots of patches and wrinkles
Mildred Wafula (3 months ago)
All of us are unique in our own way, be proud since we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Take care of yourself, your body is a temple, give it worth because we are all different and special in our different unique ways. Am proud to be growing old gracefully and am enjoying every bit of it. I LOVE what God created in me no time for comparisons
Mike Btrfld (3 months ago)
Modern women weigh twice as much!
Yvette (3 months ago)
How to stay looking young, drink water, eat healthy, stay out of the sun, don’t eat meat or dairy and don’t have kids. 👌🏼
Cat Lady (3 months ago)
Yvette Kids will age you so fast
Rose Daylight (3 months ago)
💙Water 💚Veggies & 💛Self care At 30 your just coming into real woman hood it’s a beautiful space young enough yet adult enough. Look at rhianna 30 Kim k 36 Beyoncé 37 etc it’s not just because they have 💰. It’s how u treat yourself. Thankful for my genetics but I believe in self care I just hit 30 and I’m having so much fun! 😀
Yasmeen Aslam (3 months ago)
I always think about this that how much difference
TIFFANY PERSAUD (3 months ago)
“Moscow does not believe in tears.” I’m gonna find and watch that movie. Best thing about my current age? More confidence yes, and more coolness that came with age. More acceptance of myself and also more desire for self-improvement. I also know that I’m worth every effort I put into myself.
Eddy Lebrun (3 months ago)
Use our teaching your teenage girls to be bimbo's like themselves
Eddy Lebrun (3 months ago)
So old women lamb dressed as mullet dress your age not your shoe size
Frank Bishop (3 months ago)
Women over 30 look young because … makeup. Also cosmetic surgery. The video stated these points.
April Miller (3 months ago)
No most look younger compared to this newer generation these high schoolers and and young college students look much older than the 30+ now and when they were their ages
Frank Bishop (3 months ago)
+Arwen Okay, fair reply. I agree. Still, I live in the northern reaches of Appalachia where women still tend to age rather quickly.
Arwen (3 months ago)
Frank Bishop Or probably because 30+ is STILL SO young???!!
Velvin Klaus (3 months ago)
With the help of plastic surgery anything is possible for modern ladies....70% of modern women are fake whether it's plastic surgery, heavy make up or filters
informational friend (3 months ago)
But your voice sounds like more than 35 😊😊😁

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