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Pimples now = less wrinkles later

#1  Postby the_5th_ape » Oct 02, 2016 7:05 am

It might be cold comfort for those of you struggling with bad skin right now, but a new study has found that people with acne tend to have younger-looking skin as they grow older.

Comparing genetic information from women with and without acne, the study found that acne-prone women had significantly longer telomeres (or chromosome caps) than their clear-skinned counterparts, which means their cells were better protected from the deterioration that usually comes with age.

"For many years, dermatologists have identified that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly than in those who have not experienced any acne in their lifetime. Whilst this has been observed in clinical settings, the cause of this was previously unclear," said lead researcher Simone Ribero, a dermatologist at King's College London.

"Our findings suggest that the cause could be linked to the length of telomeres which appears to be different in acne sufferers and means their cells may be protected against ageing."


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Re: Pimples now = less wrinkles later

#2  Postby Fallible » Oct 02, 2016 8:42 pm

Fewer. Fewer wrinkles. Yes, this is something I've known anecdotally and experientially for a long time.
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#3  Postby Scarlett » Oct 02, 2016 9:01 pm

Fallible wrote:Fewer. Fewer wrinkles. Yes, this is something I've known anecdotally and experientially for a long time.


Yep, me too. Big bro called me pizza face as a teen, I'm now hitting 50 ( :whine: ) and skin ageing well imo.
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#4  Postby Fallible » Oct 02, 2016 9:03 pm

I still get spots occasionally. Does this mean I will never age? I think so.
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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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#5  Postby Scarlett » Oct 02, 2016 9:05 pm

Fallible wrote:I still get spots occasionally. Does this mean I will never age? I think so.


Well I call mine 'adolescent pimples' still, so yeah!
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#6  Postby Fallible » Oct 02, 2016 9:10 pm

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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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#7  Postby Animavore » Oct 03, 2016 8:22 am

I was rather pimply, and I do look younger than I am. :ask:
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#8  Postby Blackadder » Oct 03, 2016 8:47 am

I had acne as a youth. Now I have the skin of a baby. I still have acne though.
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#9  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 03, 2016 1:32 pm

Blackadder wrote:I had acne as a youth. Now I have the skin of a baby. I still have acne though.


The same here but I dont get the acne anymore. My face was like the surface of the moon but mind you standing in front of mirror every evening squeezing every pimple I had did not help. We had no creams in those days. Finally Clearasil appeared but was more like foundation make up.
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#10  Postby Sendraks » Oct 03, 2016 1:41 pm

Fallible wrote:I still get spots occasionally. Does this mean I will never age grow up? I think so.


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#11  Postby Fallible » Oct 03, 2016 1:53 pm

Also correct.
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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#12  Postby monkeyboy » Oct 03, 2016 2:37 pm

Whilst getting old is both unavoidable and inevitable, growing up thankfully has no similar properties.
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