A group of scientists from the UK published the results of a study in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, according to which people suffering from acne, later than their peers, face signs of aging of the skin - for example, wrinkles. More details about the essence of the study are reported by The Telegraph.
The study involved 1,205 female twins, a quarter of whom had skin problems in their teens. Dermatologists have found that people with problem skin have longer telomeres - the end portions of chromosomes responsible for cell division and aging. The Telegraph compares telomeres to plastic caps at the ends of the laces we use to tie our shoes: they keep the laces from fraying, and telomeres protect chromosomes from destruction. The longer the telomeres, the slower the cells age and die, which means that the skin becomes thinner more slowly and wrinkles appear later.
The scientists also compared samples taken from people with acne and healthy skin, and found that in the second case, the genes associated with cell death work more actively. According to the head of the research group Simon Robero, in the future, dermatologists plan to find more solid evidence of the correlation they found.