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I think the key is in the actives in the collagen serum and anti-age cream. They can restore some elasticity to the skin, because they promote protein synthesis and preserve structure.  It is not just a matter of age, see what happens to smokers.


Good to know, Hannah. Both are favorites of mine, and I use them both religiously. And yes, I smoke. I'm down to 2-3 cigarettes a day (where I've been for about 2 years), but I just can't seem to kick 'em...yet.
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what about lifting and firming?

what are the components to look for in a cream that have these 2 effects?

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In a post above, "I think the key is in the actives in the collagen serum and anti-age cream. They can restore some elasticity to the skin, because they promote protein synthesis and preserve structure.  It is not just a matter of age, see what happens to smokers."
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Just my 2-cents but:  smoking defeats much benefit that any proactive skin regiment would do.  Smoking reduces oxygen to the skin, and introduces a laundry list of harmful chemicals to the system.  Longtime smokers routinely look older than their peers.

If I were going to include something special to a skin care kit for smokers, it would be the famous quit-smoking book: The Easy Way.  I'm serious.  It helped a friend quit, and my husband too.  (He's quit almost 2 years ago now.  Has no interest in going back, nor does my friend.)  I hope your loved one finds the will to quit - I wholeheartedly suggest that book.  (It's something like $5 - used - on Amazon.)
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I started smoking when I was 16 y.o., I stopped around 33 y.o. for 2 years and than restarted and quitted again in July 2012. 2 immediate effects : my face looked better with no special treatment and my blood pressure descended to a perfect level despite my 3 coffees a day [smile]

In both cases I stopped because I wanted to, with no patches, gums or books or a pack of cigarettes around just in case I panicked, but I guess everyone reacts in a different way when confronted with the thought of quitting smoking. in both cases I still had a cigarette, first time I've got hooked up again because the 1 or 2 cigarettes I had at a party became thanks to my ex a cigarette every day and from there to half a pack again daily was an easy and very short step. I don't have tricks other than quitting when you are ready, no pressure, no warnings, no ultimatums, no this is the last one. Just take the decision and hell with the cigarettes [smile] it is very easy. The only thing I would like to point is that if you are like me and extremely rarely you would have a cigarette, enjoy it, but don't go further.

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Just my 2-cents but:  smoking defeats much benefit that any proactive skin regiment would do.  Smoking reduces oxygen to the skin, and introduces a laundry list of harmful chemicals to the system.  Longtime smokers routinely look older than their peers.

If I were going to include something special to a skin care kit for smokers, it would be the famous quit-smoking book: The Easy Way.  I'm serious.  It helped a friend quit, and my husband too.  (He's quit almost 2 years ago now.  Has no interest in going back, nor does my friend.)  I hope your loved one finds the will to quit - I wholeheartedly suggest that book.  (It's something like $5 - used - on Amazon.)
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I am 42 and have been smoking for 32 years. Skin can be restored and protected from the toxins in cigarette smoke. I Use tretinoin and retinols, niacinamide, and vitamin c serum twice daily all but retin A. My skin in the last 6 months have changed dramatically and is only getting better By the dat... Experience is the best answer for this by people whom actually smoke and are working and keeping their skin in good condition. It is deff possible people over rate Smoking a bit much sometimes. Yes its bad inside and out but their skin is able to be restored and kept looking as if you have never smoked.
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Try to edit your post, I am not sure I understand everything you say.

Questions for you: why retinol and tretinoin? You don't need two forms of retinoids and they will be drying your skin too much.

Make sure you don't do too much. Also, have a look at our UV repair cream. The effect of cigarettes has a lot in common with the effect of UV, at least on the free radical side of things. Also, remember your lips.
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