Ready for some strange, possibly useless, trivial information? Women look their oldest at 3:30 pm on Wednesday.
The study, which was conducted by the tanning brand St Tropez, found that women are drained of energy mid-week and can look years older.
Nichola Joss, St. Tropez skin expert, told the Telegraph:
“It’s fascinating that 3.30pm on a Wednesday is the time women look their oldest. Combine the highest stress levels of the week on a Wednesday with the natural mid-afternoon slump and it seems that’s why women can look older than their years.”
Joss said that alcohol may also play a part in a woman’s Wednesday appearance. According to Joss, indulging in a few booze-filled nights on the weekend can effect your skin mid-week.
“Processing the toxins in alcohol and sugar can put strain on the body. It can take up to 72 hours for the visible effects of alcohol to show, so the effects of drinking on the weekend may not present themselves until Wednesday afternoon.”
The final factor to a woman’s aged appearance on Wednesday hast to do with the fact that many women do not get enough sleep. The average British woman gets under 7 hours of sleep, according to the study, which is less sleep than needed to appear well-rested.
“For maximum anti-ageing benefits it’s essential women get 7 to 8 hours sleep a night. Too little and your skin cells can’t rejuvenate, too much can result in puffy, older looking skin. A lack of sleep on a Monday does not bode well for how the skin will look on Wednesday.”
On a brighter, and slightly unrelated, note, the study found that many women say that Thursday is the day that they are most likely to have sex. Joss said that many women say that a healthy sex life keeps them feeling young.
“As the mid-week slump passes and stress levels begin to decrease, it’s fascinating that Thursday is the evening they are most likely to feel amorous.”
What do you think of St Tropez research? Do you women look their oldest at 3:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday?