Smoking and your Skin


How can smoking affect your skin?

Smoking can change and affect you in many ways from your teeth, hair, skin, fertility, heart, lungs, and bones.

- Did you know that if you are a smoker, you are more prone to get under eye bags that look quite saggy and droopy.

- Smoking can also affect the skin tone, you no longer have the smooth, flawless looking skin. Smoking deprives the skin from oxygen and nutrients which could lead to discolouration of the skin too.

- Lines around the lips. Have you ever noticed smokers have lines around their lips? This is because smokers use certain muscles whilst smoking, this is also because the skin looses its elasticity.

- Age spots are blotches of darker skin colour that are common on the face and hands. While anyone can develop these spots from spending too much time in the sun, research suggests smokers are more prone to age spots too.

I guess the biggest the question you are probably asking yourself is:

Can I improve my skin after quitting smoking?

Here are a few tips:

- Eat Better. Can help the appearance of your skin

- Taking vitamins can help your skin get those extra nutrients

- Hydrate your skin, using oils such as our night face oil, this helps hydrate your skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

- Have a good skincare routine in place, cleanse, tone moisturise and oil. Mask 1-2 times a week.

-Don't sleep with make up on!


The list can go on forever, Solo Skin London helps embrace our insecurities and help our confidence. I hope this little blog has helped, are you having trouble quitting smoking?

To find out how you can stop smoking, visit your GP or head over to NHS site.

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