Beauty Products that Address the Effects of Smoking on your Skin

We all love to support great causes, and one of our favorite screen ladies has recently decided to kick the smoking habit, and support a cause near and dear to her heart. We all know that smoking isn’t pretty.

Katherine Heigl Smoking in Soho

Katharine Heigl Smoking in Soho: the actress kicked the smoking habit with the “SmokeStik.”

The gorgeous Katherine Heigl has been seen sporting a “SmokeStik,”a device that uses water vapor and nicotine, along with a rechargeable battery. There’s no second hand smoke, odor, tar, or cancer-causing agents (Heigl used this device on her recent Letterman appearance and said it was beneficial in helping her to finally quit smoking).

Katherine loved it so much that she designed her very own SmokeStik called the Pitbull. Proceeds go to the Heigl’s dog rescue foundation, called The Compassion Revolution, an organization that supports pet over population. or find out how you can adopt a “Heigl Hound.”

Heigl's SmokeStix is called the Pitbull

Heigl’s SmokeStik is called “The Pitbull”

While the effects of smoking on the body are widely known, the effects of smoking on your skin are equally tangible. How can you prevent premature aging and lessen the look of lines and wrinkles while you may be in the process of shaking the nicotine habit?

Smoking can make the skin look pale and a bit yellow because of a lack of oxygen flow. To mask the effects of smoking on your skin, look for a good concealer as well as a rich moisturizer containing vitamins, such as vitamin C and E as well as collagen.

Here are some of our picks for keeping your skin its best:

Estee Lauder DayWear Moisturizer

Estee Lauder DayWear Anti Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15: This moisturizer diminishes the first signs of aging like dullness and fine, dry lines. It delivers long-lasting hydration and protection against skin-damaging free radicals. The cream contains vitamins C, E, and UVA Defense Protection. $43 at Estee Lauder counters or online.

Laura Mercier Dual-Tone Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage: This dual-tone concealer hides minor imperfections, dark circles and discolorations. It comes in two shades to match the skin’s color, as well as one to match the undertones. Blend together for your secret weapon against blemishes, dark spots, or uneven skin tone. It retails for $28 at Sephora. Another product we love is the latest reformulated Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm
To help combat the look of fine lines around the mouth and soften lips try Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Duo. Softening sugar, meadowfoam and black current seed oils nourish and hydrate, as well as protect. Sugar is a natural humectant that ensures long-lasting moisture. Meadowfoam Seed Oil contains rich moisturizing fatty acids and vitamin E. The balm also contains Blackcurrant Oil that cushions the lips with plumping fatty acids. Antioxidant Grapeseed Polyphenols and Vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. $22.50 at Sephora.

Another good choice for smokers is Benefit Cosmetics’ latest b.Radiant skincare line. Read our review here.

Are you a smoker? How do you keep your skin looking flawless? And if you’ve kicked the habit, tell us how not smoking has turned your skin around.

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