(NC)—For thousands of Canadian women, looking young and staying that way seems like an endless search for the fountain of youth. But if a woman is a smoker, the key to looking youthful is more than just taking care of your skin – in fact; quitting smoking could be the most effective way to get back that gorgeous glow.
Research has shown that smoking can lead to premature ageing by ten years or more. Not only does smoking reduce blood flow and deprive your skin of the nutrients it needs to repair itself and generate new cells, but smoking can also lead to a deepening of wrinkles around the eyes and lips, and to a dull or washed out complexion. The habit can even cause 'crow's feet' and 'smoker's face' – hollow cheeks created from the continual puckering from inhaling cigarettes.
The good news is it's not too late to turn back the clock. Studies show that after just one month of being smoke free, your face will start to lose its grayish pallor, become brighter and less wrinkled.
If you're ready to throw away the veil of smoke and save your skin, here are a few tips to help you on your journey: