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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
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
May be anti-aging if: There is evidence that marijuana can have powerful anti-aging properties, esp, for the brain but also the skin, but many of those benefits might be counteracted by smoking it. Using it in oral preparations or via vaporizer will maximize its anti-aging benefits while minimizing toxins from burning it. See http://tinyurl.com/nnn2nv9 and http://tinyurl.com/ngfbsle ...Read more
Smoking cigarette after done with fractional co2 laser procedure, will it affect the skin rejuvenation process?
Prevention: The best thing you can do for your skin is to prevent injury. This includes stopping smoking. Smoking chokes the small blood vessels that provide the skin nutrition. It causes premature aging, and wrinkles. It will slow you healing after any surgery or skin resurfacing and should be discontinued today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a smoker thats in the quitting process. But from past smoking it caused skin palness. How can i change this illness?
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
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
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
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