The top 10 places in Antarctica to visit for acne treatment are not so different from those found in many other parts of the world, according to a study published in the journal Global Change Biology.
In its new study, the research team examined more than 1,000 websites and blogs that included photos of acne-free faces, as well as data from acne-monitoring sites.
It found that among the top 10 spots to visit were the South Pole, the South Equator and Antarctica’s South Pole Station, the researchers said.
The research team also identified two new places in the Antarctic.
The first was in the Chukchi Sea, located on the eastern side of Antarctica.
The second is in the Ross Sea, a cold, icy, polar tundra region located in the western part of the continent.
It’s the first time researchers have looked at the correlation between skin type and acne.
The researchers also found that people with lighter skin types tended to be more likely to be diagnosed with acne.
The findings may provide some clues as to how to reduce acne in future, said study co-author Dr. Jens Stapelstrom, a dermatologist and professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
“We have known for a long time that the skin type affects acne risk, but this is the first study to demonstrate a correlation between acne risk and skin type,” he said.
Stapelstrum, who wasn’t involved in the study, said he hopes that the results will help researchers understand why some people may have more skin types and less acne risk than others.
“It could also help to explain why certain skin types are more likely or more severe than others,” he explained.
People can also use the study to evaluate acne risk in general, Stapenstrom said.
For example, it may be possible to compare acne risk with other skin types, he said, and perhaps even compare people who have a mild skin type with people with an acne-prone skin type.
Dr. John C. Brown, a professor of dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said it is not surprising that acne is linked to skin type, since acne is often caused by the same factors that cause skin cancer.
“This is a very interesting study that looks at skin type as a risk factor for acne, but also in terms of its relationship to skin types in general,” Brown said.
“A lot of people who think they have acne may have milder skin type because they have more acne risk.”
The study also suggests that acne treatment is more likely for people with more severe skin types.
“This is the kind of study that you want to look at to see if you need to consider the whole spectrum of skin types,” Brown added.
“I think that it would be interesting to see whether there’s any relationship between the type of skin and acne risk or between skin types overall and skin types for acne,” Brown continued.
“If you look at skin types by skin type or type by acne risk — and we can find some relationships in this study — then it could help us to find ways to reduce the risk of acne.”