4 side effects of smoking preventing a beautiful beautiful complexion
There are tired days! Today is one of them. And because of that I’ll go the easy route today and talk about side effects of smoking. Easy because we all know smoking does damage your looks. In many ways!
1) Bad sleep
If you are a smoker, you’re four times as likely as nonsmokers to feel unrested after a night’s sleep. This according to a Johns Hopkins study done in 2008. You and me we have bot been there, when you didn’t get a good night’s sleep and it showed on your face. Right?
I never smoked but It’s possible that nightly nicotine withdrawal and the stimulating effects of nicotine, combined, could be causing smokers to toss and turn. And unfortunately, poor sleep doesn’t equal beauty.
2) Premature aging and wrinkles
Experts say that side effects of smoking accelerates aging. Smoking greatly prematures wrinkling, leathering and skin aging in general. On average, smokers look 1,4 years older than nonsmokers. A beautifully aged face, with “healthy” wrinkles, in time ;-), is one thing. But wrinkles don’t look wise when they show up on a relatively young person who smokes. And show up they will. Especially around your mouth…
3) Your skin tone turns grayish and pale.
This one is so obvious: Smoking hampers the blood supply that keeps skin tissue looking supple and healthy. The nicotine absorbed from smoking just two cigarettes reduces blood flow by 40 percent! To look healthy you need frech blood to stream trough your cheeks!
4) Smoking affects heling of tissue.
It has been shown that smoking reduce the blood flow that is necessary for wound healing. It can be reduced so significantly that healing can not proceed in a normal manner. There is also a much higher risk of infection. These side effects of smoking are extra important to think about if you are going to have any kind of surgery.
If that isn’t enough to convince yourself or a friend to quit, along with the heightened risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses I don’t know what is.
Did you smoke and quit? Leave your tips below. How did you go about it?