Smokers Have More Risk of Having Acne


smoking cause acneMost people know that smoking can damage health. But not many know that smoking can also affect one’s skin condition causing acne, known as ‘smoking acne‘.

Some researchers believe this fact. Researchers from the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome, Italy said that smoking can cause acne, especially non-inflamed acne and also blackheads due to clogged pores.

According to about, based on research, about 42 percent of smokers suffers from acne, while non-smokers only 10 percent. And smokers have a higher risk of getting non-inflamed acne. This research also found three-quarters of female participants who smoke have acne.

However, the number of cigarettes smoked did not affect the severity of acne. But if a woman had experienced acne in adolescence, this group have four times higher risk to be exposed to acne when adult.

Non-smokers participant who had non-inflamed acne largely influenced by environmental factors, such asĀ  often exposed to steam or continuously exposed to smoke.

Smoking can endanger the health of skin, because it can constrict blood vessels and damage the surface of the body which is skin cells, the first line of defense protecting the body. This condition also can lead to clogging of skin pores that causes blackheads that led to the appearance of acne.

In addition, smoking can also interfere with the appearance of skin, such as skin wrinkling and premature aging. This is because smoking can create free radicals, damaging collagen production and damage skin proteins at any age. Therefor, one way of prevention of premature aging is to stop or avoid cigarette smoke.