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Only celebrity watchers will know they are mother and daughter and a quarter-century is between them.
Now scientists believe they know the secret of “ageless” Yasmin Le Bon, 50, on the right, and why some women’s skin ages quicker than others.
It has long been suspected that the reason is the genes, with Yasmin passing on her exquisite looks to 25-yea-rold Amber held as proof.
Experts say they have identified the genetic code which makes some women “exceptional skin agers” – those who look exceptionally younger than their age. They analysed approximately 20,000 human genes and found a “fingerprint” among these women that comprised about 2,000 of them.
We all have these genes but the Multi-Decade and Ethnicity Study found that the difference is in how strongly they are expressed in the skin. The cosmetics industry reckons it may now be able to produce products to encourage the expression of those genes.
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