Smoking: causes acne in adult women

Smoking: causes acne in adult women
Smoking causes acne in adult women1

Smoking causes acne. That makes ugly women! This was stated by a study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and carried out by researchers of ‘Dermatology San Gallicano Institute, in collaboration with the Dessau Medical Center in Germany.

Obviously we’re not talking about the ‘juvenile acne, but those forms of violence that occur long after the’ teens. In particular, it was confirmed the existence of a particular type of acne that affects adult women smokers. Researchers had already identified with a study of about 1000 volunteers between 25 and 50 years suffering from acne, published in 2007 in the journal British Journal of Dermatology.

Most of the women involved had the habit of cigarette smoking and was characterized by inflammatory lesions all over her face. Hence the name of Adolescent Acne Post comedogenic (CPAA) which differs significantly from classical acne that occurs in adulthood, typified by inflamed pustules localized only on the neck and lower face (chin area).

The new study confirmed not only the physiological peculiarities of the CPAA, but also the link with cigarette smoking. Among the 226 new volunteers, 71.4% and smoking. In addition, this investigation it was desired to distinguish the voluntary suffering from acne since adolescence from those who have been affected after 25 years. In the first group, smokers were found to be 65% against 83, 3% in the second group. From here one could infer the role of smoking in the development of acne to “late onset”. This form of acne has also demonstrated the most common in adult women, with a heavy psychological aspect.

Dr. Jo Linda Sinagra dermatologist, a signatory of the research explained:
“Ipercheratinizzanti the effects of cigarette smoking have been known for some time and joined to the vessel constricting properties and anti-inflammatory properties of nicotine may explain the nature of the lesions characteristic of CPAA. ”

A discovery like this is very important in smoking cessation techniques, especially in young women, too accustomed to nicotine dependence and at the same “sensitive” to beauty. Everyone must find their own way and purpose to stop smoking : you know that smoking is becoming ugly, perhaps it can be more useful to remember that its impact on lung cancer and breast cancer.
[Source: Ifo ]