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Mirror, mirror, on the wall… I don’t look that good at all! A survey found that middle-aged women dislike what they see when they look in the mirror four times more than teenage girls do. And a whopping 90% of women aged 40 to 50 say they feel depressed about their appearance, while only nine percent of women older than 50 said they’re proud of their reflection.  That’s a paltry percentage, compared with the 42% of teen girls and 43% of 20-something women who like what they see.  Experts call it “Mid-life Mirror Angst Syndrome,” and they blame it on the fashion and beauty industries’ obsession with youth and unattainable perfection.  They say women in their 40s and 50s often experience a drop in confidence when they hit middle age- not only about their appearance, but also regarding their professional and personal lives.  All of the women polled said they’d like to change something about their bodies, whether it was toned arms, cellulite-free thighs or a smaller waistline.  It doesn’t help that many famous women over 50 boast an appearance that has been perfected by an army of personal trainers, chefs, stylists and plastic surgeons (Madonna, we’re looking at you!).

[Via:  Mail Online]

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