Cigarettes Accelerate wrinkles

Diposkan oleh Bujang Rimbo on Friday, October 30, 2009

It's no use doing a variety of the latest beauty treatments if you are still smoking. Know that smoking makes wrinkles more quickly.

Around 4800 harmful chemicals found in cigarettes not only causes around disease and lung cancer, but also affect the skin. According to Richard D Hurt, MD, director of the Nicotine Dependence Center Mayo Clinic, skin changes due to tobacco occur within 10 years.

"The more cigarettes smoked, the quicker the skin wrinkles. Skin damage occurs even without your awareness," said Hurt.

How do cigarettes cause wrinkled skin? According to Hurt, nicotine contained in cigarettes narrows the blood vessels, especially in the top layer of skin. This certainly affects the blood circulation. Decreased blood flow caused the skin did not get oxygen and nutrients that are needed, such as vitamin A.

"More than 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes are also damaging collagen and elastin that give strength and elasticity of the skin. As a result, the skin became less elastic and wrinkles before her time," says Hurt.

Not only that, eskspresi when you smoke, such as pursed lips, sucking, and narrowed his eyes when he blew smoke, can also make your skin wrinkled.

In addition to the face, wrinkles caused by smoking is also happening in other parts of the skin, including the inner sleeve. Besides cigarettes, skin damage was also accelerated by the sun.

Wrinkles may not be repaired, except through plastic surgery. However, we can prevent it. How? Quitting smoking now.

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