13:53 18 March 2010
It seems that young women weren't listening when their mothers told them, "it's what's on the inside that counts", according to new research which reveals that girls women expect men to judge them mostly on their appearance, while mature ladies understand it's more about how you feel inside that counts.
According to the research, women in their 20s and 30s, more than any other age group, expect to be judged on their physical appearance.
Contrary to what people say about inner beauty, over half of the young women surveyed (53%) feel they are judged on their physical appearance, compared to just over a third (36%) of women aged 56 or over.
Only a third of younger females (38%) will rely on their intellect to make a good first impression, compared to half (50%) of their older, and perhaps wiser, counterparts.
It seems that as women get older, they realise that it is more about how we feel than how we look.
Research conducted on behalf of Tena Lady found that more than half of women over 50 (56%), feel most confident when theyre feeling fresh and smelling good, irrespective of the clothes theyre wearing or how much make-up they have on.
Dr Dawn Harper, from Channel 4's 'Embarrassing Bodies', explained: "When we smell fresh and feel clean it gives us more confidence when meeting new people, and it's the little things that make us radiate this confidence whether it's after a relaxing bubble bath or using a new perfume.
"I see lots of women who suffer with a weak bladder and one of their greatest concerns is that they smell to those around them. Doing regular pelvic floor exercises and using a pad such as Tena Lady strengthen the bladder and help them regain the confidence to live life to the full."
Bladder weakness is more common than people think, with one in four women over the age of 35 experiencing it at some point in their lives.
For more information on how to deal with issues that may affect your confidence, such as bladder sensitivity visit www.TENA.co.uk.
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