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Does Smoking Cigarretes Make Red/purple Marks Fade Slower?

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u gave a bunch of red marks since august and ive been using differin+ sunscreen everyday+ sallycilic acid and they are fading really really slow... im pale white skinned.... does smoking slow down red marks down?

i no longer use sallycilic acid... i just use differin and betainisoda face wash ( povidone iodine) and tea tree oil and rosemary moisturizer when skin feels dry.. and still always use sunscreen in the morning

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Dude don't use acids or retins if you're a regular smoker because YES, nicotine is TERRIBLE for your skin and one of the reasons it prematurely ages it is that it slows down your healing (basically retards it if you wanna know the truth) and it also slows down collagen production and keeps your skin from getting oxygen and the nutrients it needs to renew itself. Retin a and BHA (salicylic acid) are exfoliants and one of the things they do is they basically eat away at the top layer of your skin. If you're skin is renewing itself its not usually a problem (though even then it can be for some) but if you're a smoker or even just a crappy healer it can give you bad pitted skin texture and yes, lingering PIH. Antibiotics can also make your red marks last forever so if you're on them it'll take forever whether you smoke or not. You know what else sucks about smoking? Your body has to use up all its antioxidants and vitamins top fix the damage that it does so nothing is left over for your skin (unfortunately, your skin is not your body's main priority). Vitamin c in particular is used up really fast so maybe start supplementing though really, smokers have shitty vitamin absorption and besides that its not gonna do much if your skin can't get oxygen (honestly, your skin is just fucked). You should quit; that's what I did.

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Dude don't use acids or retins if you're a regular smoker because YES, nicotine is TERRIBLE for your skin and one of the reasons it prematurely ages it is that it slows down your healing (basically retards it if you wanna know the truth) and it also slows down collagen production and keeps your skin from getting oxygen and the nutrients it needs to renew itself. Retin a and BHA (salicylic acid) are exfoliants and one of the things they do is they basically eat away at the top layer of your skin. If you're skin is renewing itself its not usually a problem (though even then it can be for some) but if you're a smoker or even just a crappy healer it can give you bad pitted skin texture and yes, lingering PIH. Antibiotics can also make your red marks last forever so if you're on them it'll take forever whether you smoke or not. You know what else sucks about smoking? Your body has to use up all its antioxidants and vitamins top fix the damage that it does so nothing is left over for your skin (unfortunately, your skin is not your body's main priority). Vitamin c in particular is used up really fast so maybe start supplementing though really, smokers have shitty vitamin absorption and besides that its not gonna do much if your skin can't get oxygen (honestly, your skin is just fucked). You should quit; that's what I did.

i do supplemdnt in omega 3 and viyamin c everyday.. anout 3-4 g of vit c... its hard to quit atm.. have a lot of tgings going on

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Yeah I know. Lol, it took me years to quit but once I finally did I was like wtf? Ignore all the BS they told you in school or in the nicorette commercials cause its not nearly as hard as they want you to believe (I mean it sucks but its definitely not the hardest thing I ever did; having bad acne was worse).

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Yeah I know. Lol, it took me years to quit but once I finally did I was like wtf? Ignore all the BS they told you in school or in the nicorette commercials cause its not nearly as hard as they want you to believe (I mean it sucks but its definitely not the hardest thing I ever did; having bad acne was worse).

when you quit smoking after how long do you start healling normally and when does ur body start giving oxygen to the skin ... ?

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I noticed a difference within days but to be honest I felt like every cigarette I had was eating away at my collagen whenever I smoked the last few months so maybe some was in my head lol...but I don't feel like it was cause I have tried smoking and using nicotine in other ways since then and my skin always seems to revert back to looking all gross and atrophied every time i try to use nicotine in any way; it sucks. Either way my skin defintitely looked and healed better in like 3 months. It became plumper, moister, and more elastic (like when I was a smoker if I got creases on my face from sleeping they used to take like all freaking day to go away but that is not the case anymore ). I had noticed I was starting to get the beginning of wrinkles before that but it doesn't seem like it anymore. It also seemed to make any scarring I had way less noticeable but between the adderall and all the cigarettes I was smoking it could be that there was like no blood flow whatsoever to my skin until I finally quit smoking (maybe this accounts for the huge difference I see).

Its weird though, cause I think nicotine was actually having a lessening affect on my acne--though it was at the expense of my skin...so in the end i feel it was doing more harm than good. All I know is whenever I tried to quit all hell would break loose and my acne would get really bad. It probably has something to do with the stress but I also think it might have something to do with the fact that nicotine decreases testosterone (testosterone is responsible for the zit hormones).

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