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How Does Smoking Affect Your Skin
Premature aging: Smoking causes damage to the skin in just the same way it causes damage to your lungs. Other than wrinkling due to puckering of the lips and squinting, chronic exposure reduces your wound healing mechanism, reduces blood flow to the skin, and alters your skin much like sun damage. There is also premature resorption of the bone, causing a flattening look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My step dads 60 and smoked for 15 years and looks mid 50s .. So i feel like smoking doesn't do as bad as some say to skin?
It is hard to quit: The harm smoking inflicts on the skin seems superficial compared to heart disease or lung cancer. Smoking is both physically and psychologically addictive. Quitting smoking is not easy, but I know you can do it. Ask your doctor about Chantix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging: Smoking is one of the top ways to prematurely age your skin and body. The toxins and chemicals in tobacco smoke damage the collagen and elastin in skin which leads to wrinkling and sagging. The nicotine in tobacco causes narrowing of the blood vessels which inhibits the amount of oxygen and nutrients going to the skin which is vital in keeping it healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking: Great question! smoking prematurely causes loosening (laxity) and ages the skin by working on the structural proteins in the skin, collagen and elastin. Stopping smoking and avoiding the sun may be the 2 most important things anyone can do for the long-term health of their skin! ...Read more
Im a smoker thats in the quitting process. But from past smoking it caused skin palness. How can i change this illness?
Marijuana and skin: It's a complicated question thc can increase testosterone levels a bit this could affect acne. External smoke is like cigarette smoke it's bad for your skin. On the other hand thc seems to have some antiaging properties through being a antioxidant. I am generally don't recommend a smoking because there a lot of complicated psychological effects. ...Read more
I am just 21 and addicted to cigarette and have loose facial skin and its getting worse, what should I do as i can't quit smoking?
Quit smoking: Smoking is really a life-threatening condition. You're motivated and concerned this is good. If you say you can't you won't. Do whatever it takes to quit. To start with switch , even occasionally, to electronic cigarettes. Wean yourself down. Then the problem is you're smoking for a reason for an emotional reason . You need to address that distress or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrinkles: Living, expressing emotion. The skin starts out smooth and unwrinkled. We crease it from use. It is just like a piece of paper or cardboard. If you fold or bend it there'll be a crease there . You do it over and over again the underlying tissue or structure breaks and weakens. ...Read more
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