Sex Hormones Make Women More Beautiful

Posted on February 2, 2012

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     Recent research reveals that women who have sex hormone estrogen to levels high enough to have a prettier face.

These findings make evolutionary makes sense. Men are more attracted to women who are fertile. This was stated by a team of researchers from the University of St Andrews in the Journal of the Royal Society.

It is said, the levels of estrogen during puberty can affect the appearance, especially through the growth of bone and skin texture.

But the mask of makeup can make women less attractive actually become more attractive.

A team of psychologists at the Laboratory on this perception has been photographing some 59 advance women between the ages of 18 to 25 years old and content-analyzed their sex hormone levels.

Then they asked 30 volunteers consisting of 15 men and 15 women to rate each face according to this woman.

Both male and female volunteers rated the faces of women with high levels of hormones that are even more physically attractive.

Faces tend to have classic features such as larger eyes and lips and nose as well as a smaller chin.

However, when the women in the photographs were wearing make-up, it appears found an association between estrogen and attractive appearance.

The researchers believe that the make-up make the display changes. Head of the study, Miriam Law Smith, said: “Women are effectively advertising their general fertility of others with their faces.”

“Make-up can change the look, and obviously it helps those who are less attractive more.”

For example, eye makeup can be used to enlarge the eyes and the foundation can make skin look brighter.

“Our findings could explain why men universally seem to prefer feminine women’s faces. In evolutionary terms, it makes sense for men to favor feminine fertile women – hence their baby will grow,”

Dr Tony Little, a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, said: “It’s a very interesting study.”

“These findings make sense. Estrogen is clearly associated with fertility. Benefits to choosing particular types of these women.”

“The findings regarding the make-up is also interesting. The implication is that women are employing a deceptive strategy. They can fool the male visual system with make-up.”

He said his studies with co-worker Craig Roberts showed female attractiveness also fluctuated throughout the menstrual cycle, peaking on the days when the woman is fertile.

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