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How to reduce the effects of smoking on the skin?

MedExpress Team

Irena Piekarska

Published Jan. 10, 2022 08:39

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Smoking cigarettes negatively affects not only the health of the entire body, but also the appearance of the skin. It is here that you can best see the accelerated aging processes and fatigue caused by tobacco addiction throughout the body.

What you see on the skin of a smoker is only a reflection of how harmful tobacco affects the entire body. A dull, dehydrated and dry complexion with a mesh of fine lines and discoloration gives the face a characteristic expression of fatigue, which is the hallmark of most addicts. The aging process of the skin can be delayed to some extent, even if smoking is not stopped. However, it is worth remembering that no treatment will be 100% effective when the body is exposed to cigarette smoke.

Everyone has to mature before the decision to quit smoking. Before this happens, however, it can be ensured that its effects are at least slightly less harmful. The first association related to the harmfulness of smoking usually concerns the respiratory system. However, the effects of the addiction are felt by the whole body, because the toxins contained in a cigarette go through the lungs into the bloodstream and are distributed throughout the body. There are over 4,000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke, including nicotine, which cause a number o...

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