Beauty up in smoke
You’d have to be living under a rock (or in a serious case of denial) to not know that smoking can cause all kinds of health complications.
What you may not be aware of though, is that smoking will also affect the way you look – essentially undoing all the benefits brought on by a good beauty regimen.
Every time you light up, you’re essentially engulfing your skin in a cloud of pollution – pollution that gets straight to work undoing all the good your beauty regime has achieved. The toxins from your cigarette will not only increase production of free-radicals (the nasties responsible for accelerating the ageing process), but will also decrease blood flow and oxygen delivery to the skin which can slow down the cell rejuvenation process and leave your complexion looking sallow and dull.
Canary yellow nail polish is super hot right now – yellow stained fingertips are definitely not. Tar, a core ingredient in cigarettes, has the ability to seep into your hands and stain your skin and nails as you hold a cigarette. While you may not notice it at first, over time your nails and fingertips may take on an unsightly yellowish-brown tinge, not to mention a musty odour that even the strongest of soaps won’t be able to remove.
Eau de Ashtray
Every girl wants a tantalising fragrance to linger when they leave the room. Unfortunately for you, if you’re a smoker then the only scent you’ll be leaving behind is ‘Eau de Ashtray’. This is because nicotine, tar and smoke can cling to your hair, releasing whiffs of stale air with every movement. The reduced blood flow and oxygen delivery to the hair follicle can slowly weaken and damage your strands from the inside, and your once healthy, shiny mop will be constantly limp and dull.
Yellow teeth anyone?
Want bright, pearly white teeth? Keep smoking and the only thing you’ll be sporting when you smile are two rows of discoloured teeth. And if that isn’t off-putting enough, how about the bad breath that goes along with it? Smoking causes staining of the teeth and can cause a decrease in moisture in your mouth. Less saliva means that oral bacteria can’t be washed away as effectively, leaving you much more susceptible to plaque build-up, bad breath and tooth decay.
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