Thanks, Mom: Kate Hudson is set to age like her mother, Goldie Hawn. Photo: Getty Images


She's already been implicated for your forgetfulness of song lyrics and your adult acne, and now, you can wag your finger at mom for your wrinkles, too.

A recent study has found that mothers and daughters age in a strikingly similar pattern.

"Studies of facial aging up to the present have largely been observational and subjective," the team from Loma Linda University Medical Center in California said in a report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

"This study applies state-of-the-art facial imaging and three-dimensional computer modeling to measure changes in the aging female face."

The study examined 10 sets of mother-daughter pairs aged 15 to 90 to measure changes in the aging female face, and found that volume loss in the lower eyelid began when women were in their mid-30s and progressed steadily through life. And if a mother demonstrated this type of sagging, her daughter was likely to as well.

But don't give up your face to destiny just yet - thanks to breakthroughs and education we know a lot more about avoiding aging than our mothers did at our age.

The most important fact is that sun is the number one cause of aging and SPF is essential. Also important to a youthful appearance: Avoiding cigarettes, eating healthy diet, and finding a wrinkle cream that works for you (we suggest a Derm-prescribed Retinol or a strong antioxidant cream) and sticking with it.

So mom's off the hook on this one - If you experience premature wrinkles, you have no one to blame but yourself.