Becoming the Smoke Monster
Everyone loves to have healthy skin. Well, our skin production comes from within the body, and anything we ingest gets broken down into substances and nutrients, some of which makes its way into our skin.
Being healthy looking on the outside comes from being healthy on the inside. Of course for our body to function the way it should, we need to breathe in air rich in oxygen and exhale carbon monoxide. However, smoking counteracts this very basic principle of the human body, when you smoke you are actually ingesting carbon monoxide. Cigarettes contain carbon monoxide and also contain poisonous gases such as ammonia, butane, nicotine, carbolic acid, formic aldehyde, prussic acid, pyridine, parvoline, arsenic and cadmium. Carbon monoxide, the most intoxicated gas, mixes with the hemoglobin present in the blood. Our blood cells absorb carbon monoxide gas much faster than oxygen. In this way carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in large quantities depriving our skin cells of what they need.
Skin repairs itself using an effective system. Smoking destroys its natural system and results in premature aging. Smoking causes your skin to be less healthy then it should be, resulting in a loss of your natural glow and more wrinkles than normal.
Too much smoke wreaks havoc on your skin. Smoking deprives skin of vitamin C which is an essential vitamin. Moreover, this vitamin cannot be produced by the body. Vitamin C helps the skin generate new, healthy cells. Damage to the body’s collagen results in wrinkles.
You may have noticed that chain smokers usually have sunken eyes and dark circles around their eyes. It is because smoking damages the skin cells, making it scaly and causing wrinkles. A smoker’s lips will be robbed of the natural shade.
If you spend a lot of time looking as good as you can, you know you have to spend more money making yourself and your skin look handsome or beautiful because of the smoking you do, in addition to the money you spend on cigarettes. Just does not make much sense, does it?