Everybody knows that smoking is bad for you, but do you know how much damage it does to your beauty? Here are the top 7 ways in which **smoking affects your looks. **You might not want to quit for good after you read this!
Smoking causes premature skin aging, which means by 30 your skin will have clocked up 10 extra years. It also causes discolouration, and abnormal skin growths. Your face will look yellow, sullen and leathery, which is never an attractive look.
Because of the squinting involved with keeping the smoke out of your eyes, deep wrinkles form around the eyes, including premature crow’s feet. Eyes also become sullen, and dark bags form under them. Not very glamourous, don't you think?
Constant puckering of the lips leads to wrinkles and deep, dark lines around the mouth. Lips will also become dry, wrinkled, and shrivelled. Once this becomes obvious, not even Botox can correct it fully, and that's when lipstick will start sinking into the lines. Ewe...
Smoking stains the teeth, and smokers are also more likely to lose teeth, have plaque build up, and lose part of the jaw that holds the teeth in place. Scary, huh?
Chemicals in cigarettes cause hair to be starved of oxygen, which will make it dull, brittle and lifeless. It also causes hair loss, premature greying and balding. I have a friend who is a heavy smoker, not only her skin looks dull, she can not grow her hair for a couple of years now. And it does look worse and worse, I must admit.
Cigarettes cause a beautiful yellow tinge to fingers, and sagging in various areas including the inner arm. That means "good bye sleeveless tops and strapless dresses!" And last but not least ...
It’ll be on your hair, your clothes, your body, your house, your furniture... not even the best perfume will get rid of the stench that smoking gives you. That very same friend of mine smells like an old cigar for years, it's everywhere. Even after she takes a bath she still smells like a pack of cigars! It's terrible!
So now’s the time to quit, girls, before any more damage's done to your health and beauty! If you heard of an effective way to stop smoking, please share it in the comments!
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