Facial features are often considered one of the most important factors for your appearance and for acne.
You may be concerned about having an oily or acne-prone face, and they are even considered by some cosmetic professionals to be the most dangerous factor for acne and acne-related disease.
But new research suggests that the facial features you look for may be less important than you may think.
According to a study from the University of Maryland School of Public Health, facial features such as facial wrinkles, eye wrinkles and facial muscle can play a crucial role in acne and other skin disorders.
“There is a lot of evidence showing that facial wrinkles are a very important risk factor for skin cancer,” said Dr. Amy Ostrovsky, associate professor of dermatology and cosmetic surgery at the University.
“People who have an oily skin may have a higher risk of developing acne.
So, you may be more likely to get acne if you have wrinkles on your face.”
Ostrovski and her colleagues also found that people who had more facial muscle were more likely than people with less muscle to develop acne.
“The facial muscles are very prominent in the face, so that might help with the development of acne,” she said.
Ostrovksy said that if you’re worried about acne, try using a facial scrub.
“It’s a great option for reducing facial irritation, especially if you are on a diet, and also if you find you have to change your face a lot,” she explained.
Oskovskys research was published online in the journal Cosmetic Dermatology.