The first signs of aging often begin with crows feet or “smile lines” around the eyes. As we get older, this delicate skin is especially vulnerable to wrinkling since we repeatedly compress the skin as we smile, laugh, frown, or squint. As early as the mid 20’s, our skin starts to lose its elasticity, and these delicate lines become more permanently etched around our eyes.
Girls used to start puberty at 12 or 13. A recent study, conducted by authors Louise Greenspan (a pediatric endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente) and Julianna Deardorff (an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley), found that by the age of 7, 23 percent of black girls, 15 percent of Hispanic girls, and 10 percent of white girls had started to develop breasts.