How does smoking affect the skin?

smoking - smoking,cigarette
November 14, 2007 12:41pm CST
hello mylotters, can you tell me please what does smoking have to do with our skin?does it make it look dull? I have heard and even marked that smokers develop wrinkle much earlier than it should occur. Even their lips do blacken due to smoking. Is it the effect of nicotine or the smoke that the smoker inhales? What is the cause behind it?and does it happen to chain smokers or to those who smoke occasionally?
7 responses
@aries_0325 (3060)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
It seem that all people know what is the side effect of smoking to our skin. I know that smoking produce a dirt and it will push through our skin. And if our skin polluted with that dirt, maybe we produce some skin disease such as acne or pimples in the head. Or we say we can produce also an skin asthma.
• India
28 Nov 07
I think it causes darkening of lips. I can say this becoz i have my friend who smokes and his lips have became very dark. by the way i don't smoke and i m not doctor..sorry don't know much about ur question.
@Raymo23 (463)
• Uganda
16 Nov 07
I think the smell clings on you and then, then.....
@dbhattji (2506)
• India
20 Nov 07
Yes, smokers develop wrinkles at an early age and not only their skin but their whole body ages early.
@rockvixen (894)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Smoking not only damages the skin, but also the inner body, your lungs eventually become clogged and then you get cancer. The outside becomes older, faster. Your skin wrinkles and becomes more sensitive, your voice becomes raspy because of the smoke. Even worse, it will kill you. Smoking is a very bad habit, I quit after only 3 years.
@khateya (263)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
1. it can cause dying of the surface of your skin 2.reduce vitamine A of your skin can lower suppy to your skin so ur skin is not healthy kill the healing tissue of your skin 5.It affect ur lower and deeer part of your skin can reduce the immune system of your skin so that your skin are more likely to infect by virus.
@Sillychick (3275)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Smoking causes dullness, wrinkles and premature aging. It also causes discoloration around the mouth and on the hands. It is worse the more you smoke, but can happen even if you don't smoke a lot. The reasons are because of the chemicals in the smoke, and because of the action of inhaling. Wrinkles around the mouth are very common.