Good news: people with acne appear to be protected against the signs of ageing

  • metta

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    Oct 06, 2016 12:12 AM GMT
    Good news: people with acne appear to be protected against the signs of ageing

    http://www.sciencealert.com/good-news-people-prone-to-acne-are-protected-against-the-signs-of-ageing
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    Oct 06, 2016 12:29 AM GMT
    metta said
    Good news: people with acne appear to be protected against the signs of ageing

    http://www.sciencealert.com/good-news-people-prone-to-acne-are-protected-against-the-signs-of-ageing

    Well I dunno. I had some teenage acne. How much is enough to protect me from aging? Any, or a lot? What's the measure? How is that quantified?

    I guess I should have counted my zits on a timeline. But while selling raffle tickets for a SMART Ride bicycle team, from Miami to Key West, I had this conversation with a woman. Who bought a bunch of tickets this past Sunday.

    She was intimIdated by riding 165 miles herself. I told her I had ridden it, 3 times in my 60s. "No way you're in you're 60s!" she exclaimed. "You don't have any wrinkles on your face."

    Yes, I said, I'm 67. Just good genetics. I guess, because I did everything wrong. Lived an outdoor life in the sun, the essence of my career. Rode a motorcycle in the sun and wind from coast to coast, from Canada to the Gulf, rode for over 40 years. Never put any protection on my face. That's for women.

    Why my skin looks this way I couldn't tell you. I doubt it has anything with a little teenage acne.
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    Oct 06, 2016 3:01 AM GMT
    'Looking younger' as an acne patient probably has more to do with the early skin treatment of the condition rather than 'genetics'. However, genetics does play a role in whether or not a person will develop acne or not, mild or severe, teenage or continuing as a adult

    Those young people, especially men, that continue to have acne problems after their teen years and puberty have long since passed, will no doubt already be seeing dermatology while their age and skin are still young enough in order to 'bounce back' and heal after treatments.

    Todays advanced skin care, including microdermabrasion will ensure a youthful appearance while aging gracefully. Basically, if you are a life long sufferer of acne, you then are a life long patient at the same time. Being a life long patient means on going skin treatments, under doctors care and or at home, everyday.

    Someone who has never suffered from acne except thru the normal teenage hormonal changes, probably will not take care of their skin in adulthood the way a person who has suffered a life time of acne problems. Therefore, I debunk this story as only half truth icon_confused.gif

    As a life long sufferer myself, I can without a doubt claim that throughout my teenage and adult years, the majority of my medical insurance has paid for skin care, thousands of dollars in medical skin care. Most dermatology today, only want "cosmetic" patients as it pays them the most icon_mad.gif As a result of early and continuing skin care, I do appear to look younger than I actually am
  • Nakedman1969

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    Oct 06, 2016 11:54 PM GMT
    That's great I still get it so that means I won't show my age then?!!!!
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    Oct 09, 2016 9:56 AM GMT
    ANTiSociaLiNJUSTICeWarior said
    I also vaguely recall wasting my time reading a thread you posted


    Overcompensating stalker perhaps? Do you also use, "I was just in the neighborhood" ?
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    Oct 15, 2016 12:00 AM GMT
    I always thought it had to do with acne prone people having oily skin.
  • Ubeaut

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    Jan 08, 2017 2:49 AM GMT
    So not a double blinded study....
    We'll put that down to a dermatologist touting for trade.
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    Jan 08, 2017 1:59 PM GMT
    fart_echoes said
    I also vaguely recall wasting my time reading a thread you posted of you whining about your recent accelerated aging from the neck up. Now here you are weeks later claiming the opposite. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Another of your lame attempts to harass guys you don't like here. Lies and misrepresentations are your favorite tools. Reminds me of the tactics of someone else, who's been banned from RJ a few times, and currently gone.

    I've always said I thought I was doing pretty good in the aging process, a family trait. UNTIL a few years ago. And then time quickly began to catch up with me. Key word, that your own poor reading comprehension missed, was "recent", so I underlined it for you. Still don't have too many facial wrinkles for my age, but not like it was. To have been expected eventually.
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    Jan 08, 2017 2:10 PM GMT
    bachian said
    I always thought it had to do with acne prone people having oily skin.

    That's what I had. I know it's often linked to acne. I also still have an oily scalp, gotta wash my hair frequently or else it looks really greasy, like I've been using old-fashioned men's hair cream (pomade) on it. YUCK.

    But I suppose that could be a factor in forestalling wrinkles for so long. Sorta like a built-in facial lotion. That people use to prevent excess skin dryness, often believed to be related to more rapid skin aging.
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    Jan 10, 2017 9:37 PM GMT
    NOLAman1977 said
    Yes, because nothing says youth and beauty like pockmarked skin!

    Not all acne creates pockmarks, only severe cases. If that's the meaning of your post.

    I had mild acne as a teenager, kinda typical for many guys. In conjunction with oily skin, that may have been the greater factor in my avoiding facial wrinkles for so long.

    No pockmarks. Anybody here left with pockmarks after moderate teen acne?