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How does smoking affect your lips?

How does smoking affect your lips?

Badly: Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways:
1. The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines around the mouth.
2. More importantly, smoking can lead to elastic fiber and collagen degeneration in the skin, which as a result, can lead to sagging and wrinkling of the perioral skin. ...Read more

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Why do lips color turn black due to smoking?

Why do lips color turn black due to smoking?

Smoker's Dark Lips: The tar tends to stain your lips, teeth and gum. The simple and fast way to get back the colour of your lips is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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How can I get my lips back to original color because of smoking?

STOP SMOKING: If you continue to smoke, it is unlikely that the color changes will get better. With cessation, it should improve within several weeks, but may take months to get back to normal. In very heavy, long-term smokers, some of the skin changes do not reverse. A dermatologist may be able to help. Smoking does far more than cause darkening of lips - cancer, heart disease, stroke and many others. ...Read more

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How to cure naturally dark lips for male? Not caused due to smoking...

How to cure naturally dark lips for male? Not caused due to smoking...

Good question: I'm not a dermatologist. I would expect it is secondary to melanocytes in the dermis. These melanocytes can be reduced in numbers by freezing like they do for warts and other skin conditions. I think it would be safe on the lips but this warrants a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Does smoking causes wrinkly lips?

Does smoking causes wrinkly lips?

Yes: Over time, chronic smoking will break down collagen more quickly than usual and compromise circulation resulting in wrinkles noticeable in thin muscles more than big ones. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause wrinkly lips?

Does smoking cause wrinkly lips?

Yes: Smoking speeds up the normal aging process leading to wrinkles. This occurs as early as 5-10 years after starting smoking & the effects are magnified with sun exposure. The skin damage is from the nicotine which causes narrowing of the blood vessels impairing blood flow to your skin leading to decreased oxygen, nutrients & vitamins. Also collagen & elastin fibers are damaged by toxins in smoke. ...Read more

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Hi I have age lines on my lips I think from smoking. As well as quitting what can I do to stop the lines?

Quit Smoking: The vertical lines on the lips are a well-known side effect of smoking. Perhaps injections may help--but the best thing you can do to prevent them from getting worse is to do that which is very difficult--quit smoking. If that's what's happening to your lips, just think what's happening to your lungs--and arteries. ...Read more

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How to avoid lips cancer from smoking?

How to avoid lips cancer from smoking?

Don't Smoke: I have a sneaking suspicion you knew the answer to this question. Quit now before any of the terrible effects of smoking can occur. Trust me, "i'll quit when I'm older" is a bad plan. The best time is now. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to prevent purple lips while smoking?

Don't smoke: I am not aware of any way to prevent the darkening of skin or lips when exposed to tobacco smoke. Seriously, why find a way to prevent a cosmetic effect of a drug which is the number one preventible cause of death in the us (as well as elsewhere), causing premature heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, bronchitis and dozens of other serious health problems, as well as fires ;other accidents? ...Read more

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Why do lips turn pale blue when smoking?

See your doctor: If your lips are turning blue, it is because you are suffering from lack of oxygen. In people who already have severe damage, like chronic bronchitis or emphysema (COPD), the further reduction in oxygen levels associated with smoking can make lips or fingers turn blue. This is a dangerous situation for your health. See your doctor AND QUIT SMOKING NOW, while you still have a chance. ...Read more

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Why do I have pouty lips after quitting smoking?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by 'pouty lips'. Are they swollen? Are you licking your lips? Is there a new habit that you've taken on? None of these are a common issue after quitting smoking, but strong work doing this! Some people get stressed for a few weeks after quitting -- suggest you get plenty of sleep, drink enough water, eat healthy food. Off tobacco, you can probably exercise more. Congrats. ...Read more

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Can cigar smoking change the colors of your lips?

Can cigar smoking change the colors of your lips?

Smoke: If affecting circulation, cyanosis or blue discoloration occurs. ...Read more

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30yrs after stopping smoking, I still have dry lip patch where I held cig. Should I worry?

Cigarette burns: "dry lip patch where I held cig", can be just a scar that will always be there, so you don't have to worry. However, it could be some kind of cancer, so check it out. ...Read more

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My lips got dark in colour I think due to smoking now I quit smoking but lips r still dark what to do any help or creme or ointment plz help?

My lips got dark in colour I think due to smoking now I quit smoking but lips r still dark what to do any help or creme or ointment plz help?

Mostly time: It is not unusual to see discoloration of the lips in smokers due to decreased oxygen in the those tiny lip blood vessels. The best thing: what you've already done. Quitting smoking! Hopefully a more normal color will return with better oxygenation. Generous water intake, sun block to lips, & maybe lime/lemon may bleach a bit. You also might try putting whitening toothpaste on your lips. ...Read more

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Could smoking dunhill cigarettes causes lips tounge and mouth black?

Could smoking dunhill cigarettes causes lips tounge and mouth black?

Black Mouth: Smoking stains the tissues of your mouth, especially your tongue. It does worse to your lungs and the rest of your body! Licorice can also stain the tissues black. ...Read more