As has been known for some time, smoking has serious effects on health, being the cause of cancer, cardiorespiratory diseases and more. However, it also causes aesthetic damage: to the teeth, nails, hair and skin that we often tend to underestimate.
And it is precisely the skin of the face that is damaged faster and more visible. The direct consequences of smoking are, in fact, wrinkles, skin spots, expression lines, yellowish skin.
Consequently, purely aesthetic reasons should also be sufficient to quit smoking. So, let’s be careful because our face could suffer sudden ugliness due to this bad habit of life, common to most Italians.
How face ugliness occurs
To better understand how this skin aging process takes place, let’s go into more detail. In particular, nicotine, and the toxins contained in the combustion products of tobacco, attack collagen and elastin fibers. The latter are present in the deeper layers of the skin and are essential to ensure tone, hydration and elasticity to the skin.
In addition, the damage to collagen implies the onset of skin spots. Furthermore, expression lines also arise from the mechanical movement that is made to smoke. In fact, smokers assume specific gestures consisting of repeated movements related to aspiration.
Another effect caused by smoking is the restriction of small blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen concentration in the blood. This translates, on an aesthetic level, into a more opaque skin.
We pay attention because our face could suffer a sudden ugliness due to this bad habit of life common to most Italians
The typical wrinkles of smoking develop mainly around the lips and eyes and are numerous and thin. But let’s see how long the smoker’s facial skin will age.
Well, the intoxication of the skin increases with the increase of cigarettes smoked. It then accumulates and worsens over the years.
The first visible damage appears after about a decade. It seems little but this time can be more or less, varying from one subject to another. Plus, it’s a fairly short time when you think that most smokers start early. So, on a rough analysis, the first signs on the face will be noticed from the age of 25.
When will it finally be possible to show your face to our suitors by returning to breathe freely?
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