Moles get a bum rap. Sarah Jessica Parker and Enrique Iglesias removed theirs. Our British friend calls them "ugly marks" rather than beauty marks.
But it turns out that an "ugly mark" may be a sign of beauty. Scientists say men and women with more than 100 beauty marks appear to have fewer wrinkles, helping them look up to seven years younger
than their age, the Daily Mail reports.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford is 44 (you'd never guess it) and famous for her above-the-lip mole and Marilyn Monroe was also famous for hers.
Is this theory making sense yet?
Men and women with more than 100 beauty spots also have tougher bones than normal, making them less likely to develop osteoporosis. Other suspected benefits include tauter muscles and a healthier heart and eyes, the Mail reports.
On the flip side, moles are also linked to skin cancer, as the marks can develop into malignant melanoma following overexposure to sunlight.
Oh well -- short of a cosmetic procedure, there's not much you can do about your moles. So you might as well enjoy looking younger than your friends!