What Happens To Your Skin While Smoking?
Did you know that smoking cigarettes ages you faster physically. Smoking is associated with many of health effects, including effects on the skin. For example: smoking is associated with premature ageing and wrinkles.
Smoking is also associated with very serious skin conditions, like carcinoma of the skin (a type of skin cancer) and psoriasis. What many people don’t realize is that nicotine inflicts damage to the skin and natural hue of the lips.
Being chronic cigarette and cigar smoker can, over time, discolor your lips. Smoking doesn’t only damage the appearance of your face; it can also take a toll on your figure. As skin loses its elasticity, parts that were once firm may begin to droop.
Smoking is ranked only second to sun exposure as the leading cause of wrinkles. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin A and C both of which provide us with skin protection. This is because nicotine the main ingredient in cigarettes promotes dehydration.
It also narrows the blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin. This impairs blood flow depleting it of oxygen and important nutrients such as Vitamin A. It also damages collagen and elastin. These are both fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity making it sag and wrinkle prematurely.
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People who smoke also tend to develop yellow teeth, gum disease, persistent bad breath, and all-kind of other nasty oral hygiene problems.
Smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to lose teeth. Both men and women tend to develop thinner hair as they age. Some studies even suggest people who smoke are more likely to go bald.
If you are still smoking, I recommend that you take more Vitamin C than non-smokers to counteract the detrimental effects of smoking on the skin. But of-course I rather want to help you to quit smoking for good then just recommend to take Vitamin C so with that said if you are ready to stop smoking then you can subscribe to my tips here below.
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