It is a well-known fact that smoking has a terrible effect on the skin:
• Nicotine, along with all the other chemicals found in cigarettes, destroys the elastin and collagen that is found in healthy skin. A lack of elastin and collagen results in premature ageing of the skin, with fine lines and wrinkles appearing all over the face. The skin around the mouth is particularly vulnerable to ‘pucker lines’.
• Smoking also has a destructive effect on the blood vessels in the skin, and this can result in a lack of oxygen. The skin appears dull and we often talk about skin looking sallow and dull.
Giving up cigarettes is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your skin. All the creams and lotions in the world cannot reverse the damage it causes.
If you have given up cigarettes and would like to improve the appearance of your skin, there are treatments available that can help to reduce the visible effects of smoking.
Microdermabrasion and IPL can offer you the opportunity to erase those fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Sun damaged skin treatment and skin rejuvenation treatments can provide effective therapy that can offer your skin a new lease of life.