How to repair skin damage from smoking is an important question for anyone who smokes.

skin damage from smokingSmoking increases the ageing process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles and affecting your complexion. Skin damage caused by smoking may be hard to see initially. However, the more cigarettes you smoke, or the longer you have had the habit, the more skin damage you’re likely to have. Once you have smoked for about ten years the damage has been done and will begin to be more noticeable.

How does smoking damage the skin?

In tobacco smoke there are more than 4,000 chemicals. Many of these cause the destruction of collagen and elastin, which are the fibres that give your skin its strength and elasticity. Smoking also depletes your body of important nutrients such as Vitamin C. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, helps in the production of collagen and helps your skin repair itself. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that slows down free-radical damage. Free radicals damage collagen and cause skin dryness, wrinkles and fine lines.

The effects of smoking are not only seen on your face. Smoking is also associated with increased skin ageing on other parts of your body, for example your inner arms. Whilst the wrinkles may not be reversible, you can help to prevent them from getting much worse by using this treatment.

repair skin damage from smokingOf course, the best solution to stopping skin damage from smoking is to stop smoking! However, we are not here to preach or state the obvious. So we will share with you how you can help to combat the effects which smoking has on your skin.

The ingredients for the treatment to repair skin damage from smoking are as follows:

Milk – is capable of cleaning deep inside of the pores of your skin.

Honey – is capable of absorbing and retaining moisture in the skin. This helps to increase the elasticity of skin and therefore reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Carrot seed oil – Is rich in antioxidants, helps to prevent and even repair skin damage from. Its nutrients include beta carotene, Vitamins A and E and pro vitamin A. Carrot seed oil nourishes dry or ageing skin, and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Coconut oil – is an amazing oil. It is great at moisturising and when used topically helps to reduce age spots and wrinkles.

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To make the treatment you will need:

1 Tablespoon of honey
½ Cup of raw milk
2 Drops of seed carrot oil
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil

How to repair skin damage from smoking using these ingredients:

– Mix the ingredients well together in a bowl

– Apply it over the face using a cotton pad

– Massage the mixture into the skin

– Leave to soak in for approx 20 minutes

– Rinse your face well with warm water. Don’t use soap as this will dry the skin again.

– Pat your face dry with a soft towel

You will find that, by applying this treatment, the condition of your skin improves. It will become smoother and more radiant. If, like many of us you choose to continue smoking, we advise you to use this treatment weekly to help to keep your skin in a good condition.