Smoking results in more premature skin damage than sun exposure.on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
At Gresham Hypnosis Center we offer a fully guaranteed Hypnosis Stop Smoking Program. All my clients can tell you; anyone who smokes knows there are so many well documented reasons to stop smoking, right? Well there are some less publicized reasons and over the next couple of weeks I’ll be letting the cat outta the bag and what you can do to make things right.
Smoking doesn’t just make breasts sag; it causes wrinkles and dark circles.
Smoking damages skin to such an extent that dermatologists recently announced that smoking results in more premature skin damage than sun exposure. Smoking seems to be particularly harmful to the delicate skin under the eyes, leading smokers to develop those betraying puffy pouches and dark circles.
Why does this happen?
The nicotine in cigarettes constricts the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin, impairing blood flow. And less blood flow means less oxygen and important nutrients, like vitamin A, reaching your skin and nourishing it to stay healthy and moist. Meanwhile, chemicals in tobacco smoke damage collagen and elastin, the fibers that give skin its underlying structure, strength, and elasticity. As a result, the skin of smokers begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely. The same chemicals damage the blood vessels around the eyes, resulting in dark circles and eye bags. And that’s not all; the muscular action of smoking, such as pursing the lips and sucking in the cheeks, causes wrinkles too, which is why smokers tend to have all those wrinkles in the upper lip and around the mouth. And guess what? If you squint your eyes to keep out the smoke, you’ll get more wrinkles around your eyes as well.
What happens when you stop smoking?
Studies show that within months of quitting smoking, blood flow throughout the body improves, and over time damage to blood vessels and arteries, at least to some extent, can be reversed. That means that while you can’t erase the wrinkles already formed, you can restore the nutrient balance to the skin, so it will start to look younger and healthier fairly quickly. And the sooner you stop smoking, the fewer “smoker’s lines” you’ll develop.
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