If you think that smoking would affect just your facial skin then unfortunately you think wrong because in a study a fact came out stating that smoking affects the skin all over the body, no matter skin was exposed to sun or not.
Throwing more light on the conclusions, which sprang out through the study Dr. Yolanda Helfrich of the University of Michigan, who led the study said:
We examined non-facial skin that was protected from the sun, and found that the total number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day and the total years a person has smoked were linked with the amount of skin damage a person experienced.
Further, the same study stated that participants who were older than 65 years, their skins were carrying more wrinkles than nonsmokers. Interestingly, same was the case with participants aged 45 to 91.
It was already known that smoking is not good for maintaining healthy skin, since it reduces blood supply to the skin by constricting blood vessels. However, this is somewhat more shocking that smoking affects not only the sun-exposed skin but also the skin unexposed to the sun. Following are some of the links that would help you understanding more effectively the way smoking affects health:-
� How smoking affects the way, you look
� Smoking – Wrinkles/Skin
� The Effect of Smoking on The Skin
� Smoking ‘triples skin cancer risk’