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Another Reason to Kick the Habit
We all know that aging is a natural biological process that affects all of us. The aging of your skin is also greatly affected by external factors that accelerate this process; particularly smoking. Exposing our skin over many years to sunshine will give the skin an old wrinkled, blotchy look. Drinking too much alcohol over many years may also give you an older appearance.
General Skin Care FAQ
Your skin is the latest organ in your body, so there's a lot to know about it! Here are some interesting facts and tips about your skin and how to look after it.
How smoking affects your skin ...
One of the effects of smoking on the skin is premature aging. Smoking causes the blood vessels in your skin to narrow.
Smoking and premature aging of the skin
Research has confirmed that smoking ages the skin due to the increased production of an enzyme that breaks down collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein that maintains the skin’s elasticity.
The link between smoking and psoriasis
People who smoke have 2-3 times higher risk of developing psoriasis, a chronic skin condition. In severe cases, psoriasis can be disabling and greatly diminish the quality of life of affected individuals.
The wrinkle in smoking ...
One of the effects of smoking on the skin is premature aging. Smoking causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the top layers of your skin. When blood flow to the skin becomes impaired, it results in oxygen depletion and deprivation of vital nutrients.
What can make your psoriasis worse? ...
Getting your psoriasis under control may be an ongoing challenge, but there are some things that you can do to help. It might be more difficult during the winter months, but try to get some sun - it is a well known fact that some sun exposure improves this condition, but be careful not to get burned.