Skin Care and Smoking Don’t Mix: How this Bad Habit Affects Skincare Practices

Skincare News Magazine points out the damages that smoking causes to your skin and how important skin care is.

Sacramento, CA, September 28, 2006 --( We hear all of the time how smoking damages you internally, but what about externally?’s latest article “Skin Care Through A Smoke Screened World?”, examines the negative effects that smoking has on your skin and your appearance. 

In the article, the damages smoking has on the skin is explained and is also defined for us by the actual medical term "smoker’s face":

The description of "smoker's face" is as follows: Lines or wrinkles on the face, particularly radiating at right angles from the upper and lower lips or corners of the eyes, deep lines on the cheeks or numerous shallow lines on the cheeks and lower jaw. A subtle gauntness of the features, with prominence of the underlying bony contours. 

According to medical studies, the effects of smoking can cause premature aging, a dull looking appearance, and other health problems that you just don't want: 

Skin care may not be a familiar thing to you, but most everyone knows that descriptions of "deep lines" and "gauntness" are not on the top 10 list of things that make you look and feel beautiful. And while smoking commercials may not always focus on skincare as a platform to get you to quit, realizing that basic skin care research has proven the facial downfalls of smoking should give you a good motivation.                          

If medical findings aren't enough to sway your smoking habit, maybe hearing about the issue from a professional makeup artist will help put things into perspective: 

Sarah Monzani, a makeup artist for stars such as Madonna, puts it best, "It may be hard, but the best thing you can do for a beautiful, glowing complexion is to stop smoking. Smoking both dehydrates and deprives your skin of oxygen, so you will see real benefits: skin will become smoother and more radiant." 

Skin care expert Samantha Peterman wrote "Skin Care Through A Smoke Screened World?" to help readers gain a different take on the effects of such a bad habit. "Sometimes people don’t care what the inside of their lungs look like because they don’t see it everyday in the mirror…but when it comes to waking up and seeing dull, lifeless and aged skin in the morning because of smoking, that should make people think twice about what they’re doing to themselves and their health."                                       covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

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