It’s always shocking when we find out that one of our clients who does facial exercises religiously is a smoker. There is no better way to expedite the signs of aging than with tobacco smoke. From smoker’s lines around the mouth to a dull complexion, the effects of smoking are severely aging. Read on for motivation to quit this nasty, aging habit.
1. A Dull Complexion
Fresh glowing skin is dependent on the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to its cells. Tobacco smoke is loaded with nicotine and carbon monoxide which slows circulation. This diminishes the supply of oxygen to skin cells and result in a dull, grey tone. Smoking also increases the appearance of blood vessels while depleting important nutrients, like vitamin C, an antioxidant that brightens skin.
2. Under Eye Issues
Research shows that smokers experience diminished sleep quality while tobacco unleashes oxidative stress on the skin. This combination causes dark circles, puffy eyes and unsightly bags.
3. Yellow Teeth
Yellow teeth is a dead giveaway of a smoking habit. Nicotine stains teeth an unsightly yellow or brown, raises the risk of gum disease and can lead to tooth loss.
4. Smoker’s Lines
Smoking’s repetitive movements cause vertical lip lines, aka “Smoker’s Lines,” that are very difficult to get rid of.
5. Deep Wrinkles
Smoking slows circulation and constricts the blood vessels which cuts off skin’s oxygen supply. This dehydrates skin and breaks down collagen, leading to a deepening of fine lines and wrinkles and diminished elasticity.
6. General Havoc
Smoking cigarettes causes infections and skin disorders, slows down wound healing and causes premature aging. Spend the money you use to buy cigarettes to get take better care of your skin.
Quit smoking now! Keep yourself busy by doing Facercise every day instead of reaching for that pack of cigarettes. Click here to learn about our proprietary system of facial exercises that takes 10 years off your looks.