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Holy Moley! Beauty Marks Keep You Younger

Woo hoo! Cindy Crawford and the rest of the mole people have something big to celebrate. A new study reports some great news for those of us who have plentiful moles (or beauty marks, if you prefer):

Scientists claim that those with lots of moles are years younger biologically than those with mark-free skin. ... They may retain their youthful looks for longer and could be at lower risk of a host of age-related diseases such as heart disease or osteoporosis.

Could this be the reason Cindy looks amazing at 41? As someone who also has a beauty mark on her face, I'm hoping the answer is yes! Do you have moles? Have they affected the way you feel about your appearance?

pollypo pollypo 10 years
Although I'd like to believe this (I am quite "moley"), I agree with pinkcocoa - Cindy Crawford said recently that she has been getting various skin injectables for years. Since she was in her 20s, even. I wonder if a lot of models do... Anyway, I think that probably has more to do with her appearance than her moles.
aimeeb aimeeb 10 years
I have one right in the middle of my forehead: Not THE best picture of it but I've always hated it but over time and being fearful of removing it, there it sits. I've gotten used to it but still smudge it out in most photos. I have lot of other moles on my back and shoulders, I hope the above factoids are true!!
mlen mlen 10 years
toonasaurus- i have a freckle in the middle of my palm!! and i don't understand the science behind this at all lol but whatever!
RaRaJulia RaRaJulia 10 years
I think this is totally bogus. My mother just turned 44 this year and she looks just as good, if not better, than Cindy. [and actually, people often mistake my mother for Cindy all the time, haha] My mother has no moles to speak of. I mean, we've got birthmarks and stuff, but no actual moles on our faces. I'm pretty sure it just has to do with your genes and how well you take care of yourself. Because honestly I've seen a lot of OLD looking individuals with moles galore. -JR
pinkcocoa pinkcocoa 10 years
I have moles and look very young. But in the case of Cindy Crawford, she admits to using botox as well as other skin injectables, etc to help her stay young looking. Kind of hippocritical that she sells a skincare line, making money off of reagular people with claims of a cream that can keep you young and then runs to the dermatologist to have botox.
xxxxxxy xxxxxxy 10 years
my mother has lots of them and everybody think she's thirty five.
mellafe mellafe 10 years
I don't have big moles, but I have freckles all over my face. I do think they make me look younger. I'm 27 and I still can pass for 17. I get offered high school clothes at stores when it's the season, and I get carded if I want to buy booze. Haha.
rainbowbite rainbowbite 10 years
Mine is just like Cindy's; I love it and am glad to hear it carries health benefits as well, I always thought it was lucky.
ticklezmepink ticklezmepink 10 years
wow!! i have three on my face...and one huge one on my back.. which i absolutely LOVE!! =)
1lyfe2live 1lyfe2live 10 years
i have one right next to my nose and a baby on the top of my upper lip. and i love them its something different but i am scared that the one next to my nose is going get bigger cuz right now its flat
helenette helenette 10 years
that's insane!
girlboy girlboy 10 years
give me some moley guacamolies
Swangeese Swangeese 10 years
I believe that you have to have 100 moles or more in order to really benefit. It's still very interesting however.
kiwisox kiwisox 10 years
I have a perfect cindy crawford one just above my lip on the left side, though its a little bit tinier tan cindy's. I sure hope this is true!!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I have a beauty mark on my face! Hooray! I'll let you know how it turns out for me.
yvette yvette 10 years
Yes!!! I have soooo many moles, that means I will look 30 when I'm 60. Ahahha
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
Cool! I have one just to the right of my lips that people always compliment me on. I didn't like it so much when I was younger but Cindy C. made it "hot" and I grew to appreciate it. Many more in other places too.
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 10 years
I hope this is true! Cuz i have a good amount of them! (from my heritage)
bandages bandages 10 years
I have three on my face and four, and a few around other parts of my body. In terms of my appearance, I have never worried about them because my mom always called them beauty marks, so I always assumed they were sexy. lol.
guineapiggin9 guineapiggin9 10 years
I have a mole right in the center towards the top of my back. It actually looks really cute when I wear halter tops (I think) because it's a really unique mark that nobody else has.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
Sweet! I have - eh hem - beauty marks all over my back and shoulders (the small flat kind, phew). But I don't understand how moles on my back are going to help me "retain my youthful looks for longer". Eh, I'm sure those scientists have their reasons. I'll believe!
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Let's see I have one on my arm, and three on my face, one under my left eyebrow, one on the right side of my nose, and one on the right side of my lip. So I hope this is true.
verily verily 10 years
I don't understand the science behind this (lots of moles = longer telomeres = younger you = whaaaaaaaaa?) but it sounds good. I have tons of moles everywhere... The only one I had on my face I had shaved off. It was on my chin and it looked like a witch's mole (complete with totally unwanted hair). Shaving it off doesn't totally remove it, but it is flush with my skin. I still have to pluck it, too (ugh!). I've thought about eventually saving up enough money to have it completely removed.
Supermom Supermom 10 years
I have them all over my body and don't mind at all, there is only one I have thought about having removed. right under my nose above my lip. It is so light in color that it often gets mistaken for a zit...I don't like that one at all.
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 10 years
Chocolate Chip Cookie? heheee so cute :D
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