Kick The Habit Now and Avoid “Cigarette Face” Later!
That’s right! Smoking is not only bad for your health, but it depletes your skin of its vitality, leaving it looking pale and “tired” in appearance.
Attributed largely to the over 4,000 chemical compounds produced when tobacco burns and its smoke is inhaled or comes in contact with your skin, (e.g acetone, ammonia, arsenic, benzene, cyanide, hydrogen, formaldehyde and nicotine), researchers have found that of these compounds, the major culprits which assault our skin are carbon monoxide and nicotine. Together these two carcinogens have been found to impede the circulatory system, depriving your skin of its much needed oxygen and vital nutrients which, over time, leads to dehydration and dryness, causing premature facial wrinkling!
In fact, when it comes to the face, the American Medical Association has a name for this smoke-induced appearance.
It’s called Cigarette Face.
Characterized By Deep Lines Around The Corners of The Mouth, Vertical Lines In The Upper Lip and Deep Lines Around The Eyes, a Smoker’s Skin At Forty Years Of Age Is Similar To a Non-Smoker’s Skin At Sixty Plus Years!
But wait, there’s even more unfavorable consequences surrounding smoking and your appearance!
- Women who smoke at least a pack of cigarettes a day have a 50% greater chance of developing increased facial hair! This was discovered by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is considered related to the effects of smoking on the ovaries and/or hormonal metabolism.
- Smokers (male or female) are more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers. In one study, it was found that smokers had fewer teeth with more and deeper periodontal pockets than non-smokers.
- Smoking leads to bone loss.
- Smoker’s skin does not heal well or rejuvenate quickly.
Although These Reasons For Kicking The Habit May Appeal To Your Vanity…
Remember, Smoking Ultimately Affects Your Overall Health As Well!
Linked to an array of health conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis and heart disease smoking is considered to be the largest single cause of preventable death in the world today!
Taking into consideration all that smoking does to your skin and overall health, the best advice I can give for looking good and feeling great at any age is…
If You Don’t Smoke, Don’t Start Now; If You Do Smoke,
Make Nov. 18th Your Stop Smoking Day!
That’s right! If you or someone you know is thinking about “kicking the habit”, there is no time like now to stop. If you need help quitting, give our office a call. Remember, we’re always here to help.
I hope you found this information helpful. If you have any questions regarding your skin or have some signs of “cigarette face” and would like to do something about it, just give our office a call and mention this email to receive a FREE Look & Feel Your BestTM Skin Analysis and Consultation, the first part of my Facial Renewal ProgramTM. This is a “no strings attached” offer and is absolutely FREE, so call today!