Why is smoking bad for your skin?

Smoking hurts your skin in a few different ways. Because it restricts tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin, smoking deprives your skin of oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Additionally, smoking can actually inhibit the production of collagen, a protein that helps keep your skin smooth and resilient.

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