Damage Caused by Smoking to Skin
Side Effects of Smoking: Smoking cigarettes has become a widespread habit, affecting people of all ages. It poses serious health risks, such as lung disease and stroke. People may recognize the adverse consequences of smoking, yet still find it hard to abstain. Not only does smoking harm our bodies but it has many adverse side-effects on skin health as well; experts speculate it can even lead to premature wrinkles and thinned spots on its surface.
Anjali Mukherjee shared on her Instagram account how smoking can damage both skin and body, leading to early aging and making people appear older than they actually are.
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Smoking makes skin thinner
Studies have revealed that smokers tend to have skin that is 40% thinner than nonsmokers due to smoking, leading to early wrinkle formation and early signs of ageing.
Smoking contributes to premature aging by depleting collagen levels – essential components that keep skin looking young and plump – as well as damaging elastin fibers that provide strength and elasticity to our skin, leading to rapid wrinkle formation.
Obesity Is Increased Due to Smoking
Smoking affects the endocrine system by altering hormone secretion patterns, altering overall body shape and increasing waist ratio.
Long-term smoking can discolor nails, yellow teeth, and cause bad breath.
Risk of Pigmentation on the Facial Structure
Smoking can lead to facial pigmentation by increasing melanin levels and creating black spots, with this discoloration spreading gradually across the face. Holding cigarettes too long between fingers increases nicotine and chemical exposure that stain the skin – and increases risk for finger infection.