Comparison of results before and after 9 months of smoking cessation for one of the studied patients.
Dramatic reversal of skin aging has been seen in smokers who stopped for at least nine months. This does not mean, however, non-smokers will not also experience similar improvements by eliminating avoidable chemical exposures, detoxifying, as well as changing their diet to include longevity-promoting nutrients and phytocompounds, such as blueberry, zinc, and chocolate. In fact, a wide range of natural substances have been studied to contribute to restoring youthfulness, elasticity and health to the skin, as you shall soon see.
First, let’s take a closer look at what happens to your skin when you stop smoking….
Smoking Cessation Results In Dramatic Biological Skin Age Reversal
In a study published in the journal Skinmed in 2010, titled “”Quitting smoking rejuvenates the skin”: results of a pilot project on smoking cessation conducted in Milan, Italy,” researchers evaluated the benefits on the skin obtained by cessation of smoking in a sample of 64 Italian women who smoke, and who, over a period of 9 months, were followed by a team of dermatologists, psychologists and nutritionists.[i]
Each participant was given a clinical score to measure each of several criteria of skin health and appearance. Participants’ skin was assessed on the basis of presence of lines, vascular and pigmentation state, elasticity, brightness, and texture.