Do you know that cigarette smoke contains more than 4000 toxins?
Smokers' skin is slowly contaminated with harmful nicotine from the inside out. This results in poor blood circulation, thinning skin and blocked pores. Because nutrients are blocked from penetrating the skin's surface, smokers have dull, sallow and wrinkled-looking skin compared to most non-smokers their age. Smoking also depletes your skin of vital vitamin C, the main ingredient for keeping skin moist and smooth.
Smokers not only have a drastic influence on their own skin, but secondhand smoke can also have a negative affect on the skin of the people constantly exposed to cigarette smoke.
If you quit smoking there's still hope to rejuvenate tired, dull skin. You can improve your skin's appearance by eating fruits chalked full of vitamin A, C and E, as well as by drinking plenty of water to flush out cigarette toxins. A mask made with grated pumpkin will make dull skin glow. Pumpkin is an excellent source of beta carotene; an antioxidant that protects the skin and body from free-radical damage and provides cell nourishment In addition, smokers should use a rich moisturizer daily after cleansing. There is no doubt that quitting smoking will be the best thing for your skin and your entire body.