Hmm I think genetics matter more than people think so some people will look old no matter what. Genetics and sun damage.
Genetics does play a big factor, but it won't help much if you never use sunscreen, drink gallons of liquor, and smoke a pack of cigarettes every day.
I never used sunscreen when I was younger. Not until I was diagnosed with ADHD and put on medication for it did I wear sunscreen because a side-effect of the medication makes you more sensitive to the sun and heat and makes you dehydrate faster. I burn now, but I didn’t when I was younger. I still find the cold does more damage to my skin than the sun, though. I have to protect my skin in the winter or it dries out bad.
Like I said, the Canadian climate beats on your skin year round. And I live in the Atlantic coast where we get the notoriously cold North Atlantic winds... Nor’easters, les suetes, hurricanes, bomb cyclones, squalls, snow squalls, all those nasty weather phenomena in the Eastern North Atlantic. Maybe that’s why I haven’t noticed too much difference between races and ethnic groups in terms of aging. Melanin might protect you from the sun, but it doesn’t help for other harsh conditions.
Nobody looks older than fishermen. Doesn’t matter what their ethnic background is. But they are dealing with the worst of the worst the weather has to offer, sun, wind, and cold. Add to that, some older fishermen even pulled out their front teeth so they can whistle louder because in the days before advanced GIS systems and radio on fishing boats, that is how the crews of different boats communicated with eachother.
Souriquois: We are on discord
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soul49: I can definitely see this forum is dead. Do people still chat in other areas? I've been very busy over the past year with university work and other stuff, but would be cool to catch up with folks on occasion. Just know I'm still alive lol.
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Souriquois: didn't help that we had an election
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Souriquois: No getting bad again, even with 80% of people vaccinated
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soul49: Hows Covid up there in Canada? Things looking slightly better?
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