Smoking and Skin Problems for Women
Many of the reasons for quitting smoking are common for men and women.
However, there are some reasons, which are more specific to women and
women's health. Stopping smoking for women will soon be seen as your best
The most obvious is the appearance of your skin. Every cell in your body is
affected by smoking. Every cell in your body is exposed to the toxic burden
imposed by smoking. So therefore, every skin cell is affected by every cigarette.
I'm sure you have all seen the older smoker, with the dried up wrinkly skin. If you
are going to smoke this is your future.
The scary thing is the realization that this damaged external effect is happening
all through your body.
Your cells die at a faster rate than those of a non smoker. This means that you
are aging faster. There was a famous study with a pair of female twins. At 39 the
non smoker looked about 30 years old. At 39 the smoking twin looked as if she
was in her late twenties.
The obvious genetic similarities made them look like younger and older sister
instead of twins. The twins study gave smokers a rare insight into just how much
they are affected by smoking cigarettes.
A British anti smoking advertisement stated that smoking makes you ugly. This
really hit home to women.
Women spend billions around the world on products to retain or regain their
youthful appearance. Yet many of these same women continue to smoke.
The answer to keeping your skin healthy is to quit smoking now. Then you have
a better chance of getting some value from your beauty products.