Monday, March 19, 2007

Smoking… It Makes You Look Older

Not sure why, but I'm fascinated by the things that make skin look older. You may recall one of my first posts to this blog, where I described the moment where I realized how powerful the sun was in changing skin.

Well, I just
found a piece at Reuters that explains how smoking can wreak havoc on your skin too. And it's not the cigarette smoke, I don't think. According to the piece, smoking causes blood vessels in your skin to constrict. This may deprive your skin of vital oxygen which it needs to look healthy. However, it's worth noting that this was Reuter's note, not the finding of the survey.

But wait, there's more… smoking may also "damage the connective tissue that supports both the skin and the internal organs." And that's just in case you still thought it was healthy to smoke.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.