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Old 12-08-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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how much does smoking affect acne

I was wondering because im 19 and have acne and I do smoke cigarettes. Does smoking really affect acne that much and if I quit would I see my face clear up any? Thanks

 
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

I know lots of people who dont smoke and that have acne...theres no link

 
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

I really cant see it having any effect on acne.But then again...Im no derm (not that derms know shiot from shat but ppl seem to think that they do)
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:46 PM   #4
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

yea smoking cigarretes wont affect acne at all. There is no correlation. It does effect your skin dealing with aging in some way, but not acne. I've had 2 different dermatologist tell me that.

 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:09 PM   #5
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

ok thanks a lot guys for clearing that up. Its just I had heard that smoking can cause acne but I wasnt sure if it was true.

 
Old 12-09-2003, 12:02 AM   #6
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

If you are smoking, acne will be the least of your problems! (in a few years)

 
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

i wouldn't say it causes acne persay (i know ppl who smoke and have clear skin), but i beleive it does affect your body in the healing of redmarks left by acne (it will take longer)

 
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i wouldn't say it causes acne persay (i know ppl who smoke and have clear skin), but i beleive it does affect your body in the healing of redmarks left by acne (it will take longer)
It may not cause acne,BUT it does wreak havoc on your skin, especially your face.Smoking sucks all of the oxygen out of skin especially face.If you smoke you cannot have many facial procedures such as facelifts etc. because the lack of oxygen in your skin makes for very slow healing. scars dont heal well.I am 42 and have smoked for many years and I can tell you Ive seen 3 PS's who have all told me the same thing. It also affects any kind of surgery.Since you are young do yourself a favor and try to quit cause even if you dont get sick you will hate what it will eventually do to your skin.

 
Old 12-11-2003, 02:08 PM   #9
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

Smoking will not cause acne but it does effect healing and you will probably have a pimple longer because oxygen can not reach the skin to kill the bacteria.

Smoking also destroys collagen which leaves you with not only wrinkles but sunken in scars. There is DEFINITELY no point to using vitamin c serums etc that promote collagen growth if you are smoking.

And dermatologists have proven no link from smoking to acne, but they have seen the number of people with acne that smoke has doubled.

You can get lots of info about smoking and the skin on the web or from medical journals.

ANd i agree with the last post, NEVER have cosmetic surgery if you are a smoker. I have done this and the results were terrible. You should be quit at least two months before a procedure....it takes two months for circulation to return to normal. I have had skin necrosis from two surgeries that i had leaving me with wide and separated scars where the skin died.....
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

I can't speak from the same authority of the last two posters, but I'm a 21-year-old female who smoked for about 3 years and have moderate acne. I quit about 6 weeks ago and my skin has improved sooo much. It's brighter, I don't break out as often and my breakouts go away faster. Coincidence? I don't think so.
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Re: how much does smoking affect acne

sorry, that should have been "had" moderate acne, not "have." It's quite mild now.
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