Monday, April 28, 2008

Buh-bye blackheads!

The April 2008 issue of Allure magazine shares yet another reason to quit smoking: fewer zits.

The San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome surveyed 1,000 women between the ages 25-50 and found that noninflammatory acne (blackheads and whiteheads) occurred in eight times as many smokers as nonsmokers.

Cigarette smoke causes an increase in production of certain types of skin cells which can clog pores, the study says.