How Smoking Affects Your Skin

Written by Chandni GhoshOct 03, 2018
You might be doing everything for your skin—from regular clean ups to eating right. But if you’re a smoker, all of the above are rendered null and void. While there are several ways this habit ruins your body, the effects of smoking on skin are just as much. If you’ve been finding it hard to quit, here are some reasons that might push you into doing so...

Premature ageing

Stretch marks

Smoking causes oxidative stress, which hampers the blood supply that keeps skin tissues from looking supple. It also affects the production of collagen, which results is saggy looking skin ridden with wrinkles.


Lacklustre skin

Stretch marks

Cigarettes have carbon monoxide, which hampers oxygen supply in your skin while the nicotine also reduces blood flow. This causes your skin to turn dull and also deplete the effects of nutrients like Vitamin C, which is known to keep skin healthy.


Stretch marks

Stretch marks

Nicotine in cigarettes ruin the fibers and connective tissues in your skin, which make skin lose its tautness. This causes your stretch marks to increase with little chances of healing.

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