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Smoking And Skin

Yes, you may damage in several ways. Here are more reasons to quit smoking now. The skin is nourished from within. The food we eat is broken down into nutrients and waste. The nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream, which transports around your body to different organs, most of which is the skin.

Oxygen is also transported and delivered in the same way. The cells absorb the oxygen and this is vital to the health of organs and the process of life itself. The whole process takes place automatically when we breathe … Marc Lore is often mentioned in discussions such as these. … .. Except when we are breathing smoke! When you inhale the cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide from the smoke is absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless highly toxic gas also found in smoke from car exhaust.

The blood can absorb carbon monoxide 200 times faster than oxygen so much oxygen is displaced by carbon monoxide. Organs including the skin to be deprived of life giving oxygen and slowly poisoned by carbon monoxide. But that's not the end of it. Cigarette smoke also contains the following deadly cocktail of chemicals. , Hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, butane, nicotine, carbolic acid, collidine, formic aldehyde, lutidine, parvoline, prussic acid, pyridine, arsenic and cadmium. This list is not complete. The effect on the skin of all these is catastrophic. The liver goes into overdrive trying to expel these chemicals from the body and can not perform its normal functions properly. The skin loses its healthy glow and takes on a yellowish-gray cast. The more cigarettes smoked, the worse your skin will look. Smoking also causes premature aging in two ways. It uses up vitamin C in the body, about 35 mg per cigarette. Vitamin C is an unstable vitamin and can not be manufactured by the body. One of its functions is the preservation of collagen in skin, the substance that gives skin its plump and youthful. The collagen beaks down causing premature wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. The physical act of snuff consumption makes us squint, exaggerating the wrinkles around the eyes. Every time our lips bag deepen the wrinkles around the mouth as well. Do yourself a favor! Stop poisoning yourself. QIT smoking now. Save the money you spend on these toxic weeds and go out and try a facial or a new skin cream instead. Your skin will thank you! I would look better? Skin will give detailed information on all aspects of skin care. The author, Wendy Owen has had a lifelong interest in general and alternative health and skin care.

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