Q. Why do Smokers Look Older?
A. Every mouthful of cigarette smoke contains a trillion oxidants. Oxidants (otherwise known as free radicals) are bad  news when it comes to keeping you from looking young. Basically, early ageing — both inside and out — is inevitable if you smoke . Therefore smokers look older. The link between smoking and lung cancer  is clear. Smoking damages the surface of your lungs , but oxidants damage every cell of your body — and that includes the skin, which starts to look saggy, wrinkly and less elastic. Why? Your skin stays elastic via its collagen content, which the body needs via vita-min C, a powerful antioxidant . Yet with each cigarette you smoke you use up 35mg of vitamin C. You get the picture: so it’s not surprising that research has shown that smokers actually have thinner skin than non-smokers.
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