Pimples have generally been considered one of the worst emblems of youth, but teens with zits may turn out to be the ultimate winners as research has discovered that the skin of those with acne tends to look younger longer.
Scientists at King’s College London report that people who have previously suffered from acne have longer telomeres in their white blood cells compared to those with perfect skin.
If you were plagued by pimples in your teen years, you may have had bacteria to blame — but not all of them. Researchers have found that not all strains of the bacteria commonly associated with acne are created equal: Some may cause...
Watch out, acne. Doctors soon may have a new weapon against zits: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples.
Bad skin is actually a blessing in disguise - just not until long after high school.
It’s one of the crueler realities of teendom — some kids are plagued with monster zits and problem skin, while others tend to sail through adolescence with nary a blemish. Researchers may finally be able to explain why. Pimples, as ...