Smoking is a bad habit and it is injurious for anyone who does it. Some people would argue that smoking does not cause any harm because they have not noticed any health disadvantages since they have been smoking. The only sane answer to such an argument is to hold a pack of cigarette and show the warning that comes right from the manufacturers to all the smokers. Lungs are the main topic when we are talking about effects of smoking on our health. Let’s look at the other dark side of smoking i.e. its effects on our skin.
Unsightly Bags Under Eyes
You have higher chances of having those ugly circles around your eyes and the bags underneath them if you smoke. It is because nicotine is considered the substance that might cause you to feel restless throughout the night, depriving you of your good night sleep. The effects of smoking on the bags underneath your eyes are not a myth or scary tactic but a conclusion that comes from Johns Hopkins study. If you are feeling restless at night you might want to quit smoking because the more restless you are at night the bigger the bags under your eyes.
You Could Get Psoriasis
Being an autoimmune condition in nature, it does not seem nice to blame only smoking for the condition because you could develop it even if you don’t smoke. The reason for mentioning psoriasis is a study that was conducted in 2007 to find out if there was any link between psoriasis and smoking. You would be shocked to know that if you have been smoking cigarettes for more than 10 years, you have a 20% more chance of developing this condition compared to a non-smoker. Furthermore, the chances go up to 60% if you have been smoking for more than 20 years.
Ugly Looking Teeth
Admit it; our teeth are one of the most prominent features on our face that can make us look beautiful or downright ugly. People are dying to get the perfect smile and spending thousands of dollars on treatments that can give them beautiful and white teeth. On the other hand, a smoker is paying money to ruin their teeth. Yellowing of teeth can be noticed right from the first year of smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes is considered responsible for causing your teeth to look more yellow than they naturally are.
Experts from around the world have agreed to the fact that aging process becomes faster when you smoke. According to the most precise estimate, you will look one and half year older than your real age when you smoke. A Spanish practitioner writes on Terapiasdamente, “deixar de fumar, y empezar a buscar encantador”, which means stop smoking and start looking charming. How cigarette plays its role in making you look older is by affecting the supply of blood to your skin. When your skin does not get enough blood is starts to show the signs of damaging in the shape of wrinkles. We are not sure about men but it could be heart stopping moment for women to realize that they have started to look older than their age.