Reverse the effects of smoking

Reverse the effects of smoking

Reverse the effects of smoking

If you are working on quitting smoking or have succeeded in the process, you also need to take stock of your skin and help it repair itself.

 A diet rich in antioxidants, exercising, drinking a lot of water and a few quick cosmetic procedures can help you undo the damage years of smoking may have caused.  A number of people have realised that excessive smoking is adding to their beauty woes and they are now looking for solutions. Here are some skin treatments that can help curtail or mend the skin damage:

Water therapy: Your dry and scaly skin needs a lot of water day in and day out. So, if smoking has dried up your skin, try to undo the damage by filling yourself up with water all the time. This will keep the skin resilient, soft and moisturised from the inside. Oxygen facials: This procedure replenishes the skin with pure oxygen and improves its organic repair ability. Using microneedling jets, oxygen is infused into the inner layers of the skin even as the upper layer is cleansed and hydrated.

Hyaluronic acid fillers: These fillers help replenish the skin’s lost moisture reserves by administering water-absorbing hyaluronic acid into the skin. This procedure not only takes away the fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but also gives the skin hydration, glow and returns its lost sheen. Vitamin-infusion therapy: To a depleted and lacklustre skin, vitamins are rich nutrients. A cocktail of vitamins and other nutrients are infused into the skin’s layers to help it recover from the damage of age, environment and in this case, smoke.  Vitamin-rich diet: Antioxidants that are abundant in vitamins help neutralise the effects of free radicals, thereby arresting the process of skin ageing. Consume lots of fruits, vegetables, and salads to boost your immune system.
(The author is a Delhi-based dermatologist)

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