New research has been done involving the blood cells and chromosomes of acne sufferers. The findings are that telomeres tend to be longer which is connected to anti-aging qualities. Most of us have suffered from acne or bad breakouts at one point in our lives, so hopefully for some of us this means our skin will not age as fast! Read more about this study in the article below.
People who have previously suffered from acne are likely to have longer telomeres (the protective repeated nucleotides found at the end of chromosomes) in their white blood cells, meaning their cells could be better protected against aging, scientists have discovered. Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences found at the end of chromosomes which protect them from deteriorating during the process of replication. Telomeres gradually break down and shrink as cells age, eventually leading to cell death which is a normal part of human growth and aging.