If you need one more reason to motivate you to quit smoking, add premature wrinkles to the list.
The more cigarettes you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more skin wrinkling you’re likely to have. Aside from age, smoking is the strongest predictor of facial wrinkling in men and women.
And smoking doesn’t cause wrinkles only on your face. Smoking is also associated with increased wrinkling and skin damage on other parts of your body, including your inner arms.
Your skin cannot breathe
With every nicotine breath, your blood vessels immediately become thinner. That impairs the blood flow to your skin, and this reduces the oxygen level in your blood.
With less blood flow, your skin can’t breathe; it doesn’t get as much oxygen and essential nutrients, such as vitamin A.
Many of the more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke also damage collagen and elastin, which are fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity. As a result, the skin begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely, become dry, dull, and yellowed because of smoking.
If you are a smoker, stop buying all the expensive facial and body creams. They will not help you at all.
Use your cream to heal your skin and prevent worsening the wrinkling by quitting smoking.
It’s never too late to stop smoking and to be attractive.
We are all aging but don’t let the cigarette determine how you look.