Facial Analyst Shares Many Interesting Reasons as to Why We’re All Getting Uglier
If you’re like me, sometimes you’ll see a picture of yourself, and you think “What the hell happened?” Or maybe you see an old picture of yourself when you were young and thinner, and you think “What the hell happened?” Or maybe you casually catch yourself walking by a mirror and think “What the hell happened?”
Maybe it’s not just me. Maybe people in general are not as attractive as they used to be. Sure, there are plenty of good-looking people, but maybe not as many as there once was. Are we evolving in that direction?
If that’s something you’ve thought, the Daily Mail writes that Shafee Hassan, the founder of Sydney, Australia’s, facial aesthetics consultancy firm QOVES, agrees. He’s the guy who posed that very question and many believe that he is actually onto something.
On a YouTube short, Hassan reiterated the person’s question, explaining there are “many theories.” But in his opinion, it comes down to the “functional matrix hypothesis.” That means our faces are the result of what forces we put on them.
He contends that back in the day, an upper and a lower jaw were on average stronger looking. He based this on yearbook photos that allegedly gave birth to the theory, which made high schoolers appear more mature than they were, and also more attractive. You could argue that for many, their high school photo is the best picture they’ve ever taken in their life. It’s probably true for me.
He says some of the causes are poor diets, bad sleep patterns, and our habit of constantly stooping over our digital devices. Our posture is terrible and we’re getting jowls, a double chin, and a weaker jaw far earlier than those who have or do all of these things.
Responses to the article by the Daily Mail had one person blaming iPhones for taking substandard pictures compared to film, which was used in older yearbook pictures. Good point. Others claimed the vintage yearbook saw “old-man” haircuts on younger people, which throws off how old we might perceive them to be. Another good point.
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