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Smoking Hookah Causes Acne ?

Hey all, i was wondering if smoking hookah/sheesha can cause you to breakout ?

because ive heard smoking cigs can and it did indeed break me out.

so i was wondering if hookah can cause acne ?

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Smoking may or may not aggravate acne, it nevertheless does harm the skin. Smoking constricts blood vessels and damages the surface of many parts of our bodies, from the cells that line our organs to the skin that protects us. It also induces an inflammatory reaction in the body, precipitating a huge list of diseases. Specific to the skin, smoking is linked to poor wound healing and psoriasis. It may also be related to skin cancers.

Smoking harms skin appearance:

Smoking is also closely associated with wrinkles and premature skin aging. Smoking creates free radicals, impairs collagen production, and degrades skin proteins, all of which age the skin. Quitting smoking, or not taking up smoking in the first place, is one of the best preventative measures against premature aging. Smoking can also stain the teeth and hasten hair loss. Not surprisingly, in surveys of body esteem, smokers tend to rank lower than non-smokers.

Nicotine, the wild card: As with many things in life, there are exceptions to the rule. For instance, evidence is showing that smoking may actually help protect against mouth sores and rosacea. And as we see in the latest studies of smoking and acne, smoking may perhaps help reduce the severity of acne. The potential positive effects of smoking are most likely from nicotine, and not from smoking itself. Nicotine by itself is not necessarily harmful. In the case of acne, the constriction of blood vessels that nicotine produces may inhibit the production of more severe forms of acne in a lucky few people. How and if this happens is still up to debate.

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