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Smoking causes Wrinkles

Though I am not a smoker, I never actually knew that smoking is a cause for wrinkles. I always knew that smoking caused cancer, emphysema and other diseases, but never expected it to cause wrinkles, and even sagging skin, dark circles and puffiness! So I was naturally intrigued to find out how actually smoking caused wrinkles.

This was when I learnt that like other pollutants, smoking damaged the skin by producing free radicals. In case you didn’t know, free radicals are unstable molecules that attack healthy cells to bond with them.

This bonding destroys the vigor of the cells, and is what makes your skin look dull, dry and blotchy. By the way, it is these same free radicals in smoke that cause cancer and other chronic diseases.

I also learnt that smoking reduces the

collagen levels in the skin. Collagen is basically the building blocks of our bodies that is responsible for the elasticity and smoothness of the skin.

While age naturally breaks down collagen, and the body finds it difficult to produce more of it, cigarette smoke leads to a quicker degeneration of collagen and thus premature aging of the skin.

Smoking also reduces blood circulation which means your skin cells receive less oxygen. As oxygen is necessary for healthy skin, this reduced blood circulation causes wrinkling. Moreover, as a smoker’s skin is thinner than that of a non-smoker, their skin is naturally more susceptible to age spots, wrinkles, dark circles and other signs of aging.

After reading up about how smoking causes wrinkles, I found some good news for you smokers out there. There is still hope to improve the appearance of your skin and look years younger.

All you have to do is quit smoking, and regularly using an anti-aging skin formula like LifeCell to repair the damage already caused by smoking. So stop smoking now not only for better health, but also to save money and to look much younger than you actually are!

A good resource for smokers trying to quit smoking cigarettes is HowtoGiveUpCigarettes.com