Smoking and Your Skin


Yes, people still smoke.  It’s considered politically incorrect in some circles so as a result there are a lot of closet smokers.  Here are some facts about how smoking affects the skin. Read….and then you decide.

  • Smoking Chokes Skin. Smoking cigarettes causes a restriction of the blood vessels and then reduces blood supply to the skin. Smoking a single cigarette can result in vasoconstriction for up to 90 minutes.  Smoke a pack a day and your skin is has reduced oxygen for most of the day.
  • Smoking Slows Skin Healing. Smoking delays the skin’s ability to regenerate.  Wounds take longer to heal and scars are more likely to form,
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