Smoking is bad. It is a big risk to your lungs, heart and general body health. However, many people are still stuck in the habit of smoking. Would it be easy to drop the habit if smoking causes some physical harm to your body? It seems so and here are ways smoking ruins your looks.
Why you should stop smoking
You may be good with brushing your teeth, but you cannot keep up with it after every cigarette. That is where the yellow teeth stains will beat you. The once white smile that attracted girls to your side will be gone. You will not be any more confident when you smile.
Early aging and wrinkles
For an old person with wrinkles that would be excusable. But for a younger person with wrinkles, it is disgusting. With smoking, you will age fast, and wrinkles will sure show up. Smoking experts say that smokers will always look 14 years older than their real age.
Thinner gray hair
It seems smoking will affect every part of your body. Your hair will not be spared from the effects of smoking. You will lose it and have gray hair earlier than your old age days. Apparently, chemicals from smoke cause deep reaching damage to your DNA and hair follicles. These damages the scalp cells leading to hair falling and early graying.
With smoking comes a fair share of oral health problems. You are 6 times more exposed to gum diseases than anyone who does not smoke. With this risk, you are at high risk of losing teeth. It is a shame to lose teeth for something that does not add any value to your health.
Have you ever seen someone suffering from skin cancer? It is never a good picture that you would want to see. Smoke increases your risk of skin cancer. In fact, smokers are 3 times more at this risk.
Nicotine has a way to kill skin elasticity. If you know about stretch marks, this is how they begin to form. The sight of those dark lines on your skin could scare someone. And they will keep coming as long as you continue to smoke.
In a study done in the Netherlands, smokers were more likely to get flabby tummies than anyone who does not smoke. Nicotine allows the stomach muscles to form fat pads that would allow for flabby walls.
Bags under the eyes
Have you ever seen someone who has not had a good sleep for two days? There are some things like bags hanging under their eyes. With smoking, this will be your permanent look. The night nicotine withdrawal will cause you to toss and turn thus denying you the chance for a good sleep. Every morning you will wake up with bags under your eyes.
Smoking has never done anyone good. With the numerous health risks that it comes with, now you know how it is ruining your looks. It is time to stop and save yourself the embarrassment of having to age before your years or turning your white teeth into a yellow shame.