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How Smoking Affects Your Face and Skin

Smoking has serious health risks we are all aware of. This bad habit can cause cancer, lung disease, and heart issues. Smoking can also cause wrinkles and premature aging, which can cause low self esteem, and affect your appearance. Ones skin becomes robbed of oxygen and the blood vessels become constricted, leading to a visibly uneven skin tone, sagging, and blemishes. Smoking causes ones face to be robbed of life. Tobacco contains harmful chemicals and toxins that may also lead to skin cancer.

Smoking May Cause:

  • Premature wrinkles and aging
  • Affect skin pigmentation
  • Affect wound healing
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne inversa
  • Vasculitis
  • Palmar Telangiectasia
  • Eczema
  • Skin Cancer
  • Worsening Existing Skin Conditions

“One study found that dark spots and discoloration of the skin had subsided in participants several weeks after they quit smoking.”


You will notice improvements in your skin in as little as four weeks after quitting smoking. Researchers have also found that skin pigment can improve in as little as four to twelve weeks after quitting smoking. Quitting smoking can be difficult, but the reward is worth it. Consider your health and seek help if you are struggling with tobacco addiction. Don’t forget you can always reach out to your health care provider for help with quitting smoking.



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