How Cigarettes Cause 'Smoker's Face'
Cigarette smoke and its component chemicals may damage your skin by:
Causing elastin, the normally long, smooth and elastic fibers in skin, to thicken and break apart.
Reducing blood circulation, thereby reducing oxygen supplies to the skin. This may reduce the body's ability to form collagen, the main structural component of the skin.
Cutting estrogen levels in women, causing skin dryness and cracking.
Reducing levels of vitamin A, causing premature wrinkling.
Heating the skin.