Acne more prevalent among smokers, finds German survey

Young couple smokingSmokers are more likely to suffer from acne, and get far worse outbreaks of the condition, than non-smokers, according to a study carried out in the German city of Hamburg. The survey of nearly 900 people examined their susceptibility to acne, and its severity, finding the condition was prevalent in more than a quarter (27%) of participants. However, smokers were found to be more than one-and-a-half times more likely than average to suffer from acne, with 40.8 per cent of those questioned who smoked reporting outbreaks of the common skin condition.But giving up smoking has a clear effect on the likelihood of developing the condition, as only 23.5 per cent of participants who were ex-smokers were found to suffer from acne. Overall, nearly three in 10 of the men questioned were found to suffer from the condition, while it was found in less than 24 per cent of the women studied. Acne solutions are available through recognised cosmetic surgery clinics, with Isolaz Acne Treatments, Obagi Skin Peels and Dermaroller treatment among the options offered by The Harley Medical Group clinics.