New App Aims to Show Women How Alcohol Ages Us
Jan 15, 2013 | Filed Under: In the News | Tags: Technology
As part of a campaign to “encourage women to think about the health effects of regularly drinking above the recommended alcohol guidelines,” the Scottish government has created an app that lets users upload photos of themselves to show how their faces could age if they keep chugging margaritas at their current rate. “Deeper wrinkles, red cheeks and weight gain” are reportedly just some of the delightful effects of regular heavy drinking. (Ed. note: But if you keep yourself drunk enough, you won’t care. Let’s hear it for beer goggles!)
Why target women? To play on our “vanity,” according to a spokesperson who wisely requested to remain anonymous. Also, as everybody knows, it doesn’t matter if men look older — it’s only us women who aren’t allowed to age!
An interesting idea, for sure, so I decided to apply the same concept to see how KIDS age us*. Here is what I discovered about the aging effects of raising children, using my very own photo:
*The more kids we have, the more frightening the results become.