Here’s The Upside To Having Bad Acne

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When I was younger I was plagued by the teenage hormonal curse that is acne. 

My face looked like a pebbled floor or like a the top layer of an apple crumble – skin coated in lumps and bumps and pus filled sacks – it wasn’t the best time.

But fortunately I will live youthfully forever according to a new scientific study reported by indy100.

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The study, which was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, found that the cells of acne-sufferers have their own protection system against ageing skin so that sufferers appear much younger when they get on in life.

Specifically, the study focused on 1,205 female twins – with a quarter of whom suffering from acne and the scientists found that the white blood cells belonging to those with spots had larger protective caps on the end of chromosomes.

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Although it’s pretty scientific, the caps, which are known as telemeres, prevent certain chromosomes from deteriorating over time, which essentially means longer youthfulness.

Long story short – if you had acne, you’re having the last laugh, sort of.


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Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.