Monday, May 2, 2011

Smoking VS Wrinkles?

Lucky Nurul @ 4:15 AM
Are there any correlations between smoking habit and getting wrinkles? I found some facts supporting this variable. Let see how it works...Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days
1.     According to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, dermatologist and author of The Perricone Prescription (HarperCollins), the effects of smoking in terms of aging are significant. When we inhale just one puff of cigarette smoke, more than a trillion free radicals are produced in our lungs, which then trigger an inflammatory response that circulates throughout the body.
2.     As you know, smokers inhale the nicotine while smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin. This impairs blood flow to your skin. With less blood flow, your skin doesn't get as much oxygen and important nutrients, such as vitamin A. Many of the over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke also damage collagen and elastin, which are fibres that give your skin its strength and elasticity. As a result, skin begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely because of smoking.
3.     Besides, repeated exposure to the heat from burning cigarettes and the facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — may contribute to wrinkles.
4.     Smoking also depletes the body’s stores of Vitamin C. In one study, smokers with similar intake had consistently lower blood Vitamin C levels compared to non-smokers. Vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of collagen and is a powerful anti-oxidant in itself.
From the finding above, i can conclude that smoking can lead to many wrinkles and we need to start changing the bad habits to get a healthy life and free wrinkles in the early age. I would like to include my favorite books for this topic as you might like it too: Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days. Don't forget to find out how to treat the wrinkles in my next article.

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