One More Reason to Kick Butts

You would have to be living under a rock to not know by now all of the damage smoking cigarettes causes. In addition to the obvious health risks, smoking also wreaks havoc on the skin, causing wrinkles, a dull complexion, and dehydration. And now, a recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reveals that smoking cigarettes is also linked to comedonal postadolescent acne (CPAA), a type of acne most common in adult females. The study determined that nearly 73 percent of the adult women with CPAA who participated were smokers. Writes the authors, “According to our results, CPAA appears as the most frequent clinical form of postadolescent acne and seems to be strictly correlated with cigarette smoking.”

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