Beauty Tip: Can secondhand smoke hurt your skin? |

Beauty Tip: Can secondhand smoke hurt your skin?

Secondhand smoke not only causes cancer and is harmful to anyone — including children and animals — but it’s also bad for your skin.

If you live with a smoker and you don’t smoke, you have every right to ask them not to smoke around you, as it’s damaging your internal and external organs.

“There are over 200 harmful chemical substances present in every puff of a cigarette. Some of the most common chemicals found in cigarette smoke are tar, arsenic and carbon monoxide. Tar is carcinogenic in nature, carbon monoxide impedes the oxygen distribution in the body and arsenic affects the production of neurotransmitters. Together these substances speed up the break down of Vitamin A affecting collagen production and the skin’s ability to regenerate. Thus, the aging process accelerates,” states

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