Smoking and Your Skin: Understanding the Impact Nicotine Can Have On Your Face
Up until the 1960’s, one of the most glamorous things that you could do (as both a male or female) was to grab a pack of cigarettes and start smoking. Not only did smoking make you look sexy but it also made you look a bit more sophisticated as well. However, if there’s one thing that we now know about cigarettes it’s that they are one of the worst things for virtually every part of your health— including your skin. From contributing to dark circles under your eyes to more wrinkles, this article will list a few skin care issues that smoking may be the cause of. Read on to learn more.
Unless you’re trying to resemble a zombie, nobody wants to have dark circles under their eyes. By keeping you up more at night, nicotine can make you look more tired than you’d care to admit.
Whether it’s a scar caused by acne or from an accident, scars can dramatically change your physical appearance. Unfortunately, nicotine causes a condition called vasoconstriction which reduces oxygen-rich blood flow to the vessels in the face— which means that it takes your body longer to heal and you’ll have scars that are more poignant than if you were a non-smoker.
Nobody wants to have wrinkles— especially as you start to age. Smoking restricts your blood and oxygen flow to virtually every part of your body which can constrict the blood flow to your skin— resulting in premature wrinkles.
Even though things like Botox, microdermabrasion, and fillers can help to alleviate some of the skin care issues listed above, if you can prevent them from happening, why not? If you would like to learn more about your skin and how you can take better care of it, contact Plastic Surgery Associates today to schedule an appointment!