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Acne: The Secret To Looking Younger Longer

September 30, 2016


Acne is one of the most common skin issues that many people struggle with in their teens, and or adult years. The main causes for acne are excess oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores, and bacteria. It builds up in the hair follicles, forming a nurturing environment for bacteria to grow, and eventually resulting in inflammation.

If you’re an acne fighter you might not want to take selfies with your friends right now, but while your pals are wrinkling at the age of 50, you’ll be radiating youth and not looking a day over 30!

Life is all about balance, with the extra congestion of bacteria, comes with the benefit of having longer telomeres. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes. Like plastic tips at the end of shoelaces, without the coating, shoelaces become frayed until they can no longer do their job. Without telomeres, DNA strands become damaged and our cells are not able to their job.

While the study was not focused on whether or not the length of telomeres is a cause of acne, studies at King’s College London have found that acne fighters have longer telomeres. Although we don’t recommend trying to create excess oils and clogging your pores, the research showed that people with acne age significantly slower than people who have not suffered through this common skin issue. Through cohort and case control studies, researchers gathered a group of women who have gone through acne at a point in their lives and measured the length of telomeres from their white blood cells. Their lengths were compared with ones from women who have never had problems of acne.

So the secret to lengthening your look of youth is not bottled up in an expensive face cream, or capped in a tiny supplement pill, it’s something you already produce within your own body!

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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