We all know that tobacco seriously damages health; however, very few people stop to think that tobacco and the skin cannot live in harmony for too long. Surely, from now on, every time you have to make a choice, you will choose to be young.
Not only can tobacco cause serious diseases such as cancer and asthma, etc., but, in addition, your skin also suffers the consequences of smoking. Some consequences may be the appearance of premature wrinkles and skin that’s duller than normal for your age.
While it is true that tobacco harms the skin of your whole body, this effect is much more visible on the face, as these effects are enhanced by the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Your skin pays the price.
Why are tobacco and skin incompatible partners?
Although the connection between smoking and wrinkles has been known for more than 150 years, a number of recent studies has confirmed this, especially with the increase in consumption in recent years.
As a consequence of smoking, your skin becomes more dehydrated, looking rougher and losing flexibility.
Wrinkles caused by smoking are much narrower and deeper, as well as sharply contoured. Without realising, indulging in this habit can make you look between 10 and 20 years older than you really are.
Tobacco also alters arterial blood flow in the skin. This reduces and hinders the oxygenation and nourishment of the cutaneous connective tissue, of your own collagen and of superficial and deep cells. All this deficit in oxygenation and nourishment causes a more greyish and duller skin tone.
If you are interested in keeping your skin young, these are all sufficient reasons to put non-smokers off ever taking up the habit, and those who already smoke to reduce and stop as soon as possible, to ensure the glow in your complexion is never put out.