There are so many beauty benefits of quitting smoking so get motivated to drop the cig for good.
Are There Any Beauty Benefits of Smoking?
Smoking makes you age rather fast. You may have noticed that smokers look old and haggardly even in their 20’s. It’s a known fact that smoking makes you look 10 years older than you really are.
Cigarettes are the most widely used addictive drug on the planet. People smoke for a variety of -reasons such as socializing, escapism, pass time, depression and as a way of dealing with their problems. But that 3 inch tobacco stick is filled with more than 7000 chemicals that wreak havoc on every single cell in your body.
7 Beauty Benefits of Quitting Smoking
You already know that smoking negatively affects your overall health by increasing your chances of lung cancer, premature aging, increased chance of developing heart disease and others. So when you quit smoking, you automatically cut down on all these health risks.
But we are here to take a look at how quitting smoking can boost your natural beauty!
Here are some of the beauty benefits of quitting smoking:
1. Fewer Wrinkles:
Have you ever noticed that those who smoke look much older than they really are? The smoke from cigarettes is extremely toxic and contains free radicals that attack the skin (especially facial skin), increase the oxidative stress on skin cells and damages them at a very fast rate. This results in thinner skin that fails to replenish itself efficiently and develops wrinkles, age spots and discoloration. By quitting smoking, you’ll have fewer wrinkles and much better looking skin!
2. Strong, Long Nails:
When you hold a cigarette in your fingers, your finger nails become a direct casualty to the tobacco smoke. This increases the oxidative stress on them, making them brittle, discolored and dry.
Give up smoking and one of the first benefits you’ll notice is longer, stronger nails. Your nails will begin looking shinier and more radiant. Remember, this works from the inside out, too. By not inhaling cigarette fumes, you reduce the toxic burden in your body and this helps your entire body look and feel healthier!
3. Whiter Teeth and Pinker Gums:
Smokers have yellow, or even brown stained teeth. This is due to the tar and other ingredients contained in cigarettes which gradually leave a stain on the teeth over time. The good news is cigarette stained teeth can be cosmetically whitened, so you can have a fresh start when you quit smoking. If you ever feel like smoking, think about your teeth. Quitting smoking will help keep those pearly whites, white!
Most often, you’ll notice that smokers’ gums are a darker color, sometimes even brown and discolored. This is obviously because the gums are completely enveloped in smoke during smoking and this damages them over time. When you quit smoking, your gums will heal and become pinker and healthier. You’ll also reduce the chances of getting gum disease, gingitivitis and mouth cancer!
4. Smoother, Plumper and Pinker Lips:
Prolonged smoking causes your lips to become thinner, along with unsightly lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Not attractive! With plump, juicy and pillowy lips being all the rage now, this is a great time to quit smoking and save your lips from becoming thin, dark and discolored.!
5. No More Premature Graying of Hair:
As we have looked at before, smoking is a very bad habit that needlessly multiplies the oxidative stress that all your body cells go through. It’s bad enough that we live in a polluted world, but intentionally adding to your body’s toxic burden will just damage and age your cells for no good reason. One of the first places to show signs of aging when you smoke is your hair. Smokers will find their hair graying prematurely and many women and men experience thinning and balding of hair, amplified by smoking.
6. Fresh Breath:
It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Quit smoking, and say good bye to stinky breath. Need I say more? There’s nothing as off-putting as halitosis, which is chronic bad breath that all smokers suffer from. Fresh breath is an essential part of your beauty, which you can regain by overcoming cigarette addiction.
7. Less Body Odor:
There’s no other way to put it. Smoking is toxic and hazardous to your body. When there’s a toxin overload in the body, it reflects in your natural body odor. There are many reasons for bad body odor but quitting smoking will definitely diminish your body odor and make you smell more pleasant – which of course is a beauty benefit you (and those around you) will surely love!
Did we miss anything? Tell us what other beauty benefits of quitting smoking that we can experience!