Acne, Accutane, & Levels of Attractiveness

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

In most countries, you need a special procedure or consent form to get the acne drug Accutane.

I had a number of clients who had significant health issues after taking the drug.

Why in the world would people take an unsafe drug to resolve something relatively benign like acne?

Because acne can have a big influence on people’s lives.

It can really ruin someone’s self-esteem and cause distress.

Even more, there’s real world consequences of acne. It can make you less good looking.

People who are good looking tend to make more money, and be more successful in life.

Good looking people have it easier in life than ugly people. That’s a fact.

A handsome man makes 13 percent more during his career than a “looks-challenged” peer, according to economists who study the impact of looks on income [1].

“Hot” economics professors—designated by the number of chili peppers awarded on Ratemyprofessors.com earn 6 percent more than professors who are not hot.

We can’t change our facial structure, but we can change whether we have acne.

A Sign of Health?

There’s a good reason why we don’t find acne attractive.

Acne can be a sign that someone isn’t healthy. And we are attracted to healthy and fit people to survive and replicate.

Whether that’s politically correct or not, it’s the way evolution works.

Skin is a significant component of our immune system, and when that immune system isn’t working correctly, acne occurs.

It’s evolution’s way of alerting people that says someone isn’t healthy.

Kind of like when someone releases a foul fart or has bad breath.

It means something is foul in your digestive system, and it’s unattractive.

I’ve got a good sense of smell and I’ve went on a number of first dates with women who had bad breath. Let’s just say there were no second dates.

It’s Not Your Fault – Until Now.

If there was nothing to do about acne, I would merely feel sad for people.

But the truth is that there actually are things you can do for your acne.

In fact, you can hone in on how to fix these issues with our brand new Acne DNA report, where we recommend the best approaches to fix acne based on your genes.

And while you’re at it, if you’re releasing foul smelling farts or you mysteriously didn’t get a second date, you might want to pick up our Gut Health DNA Report.

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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