Nothing good comes from smoking. It is common knowledge that smoking leads to a wide number of health related issues, including serious forms of cancer. It’s not just our insides that are affected by smoking, though. This habit can and will have an effect on your outward appearance as well.
If you’re looking for a few more reasons to kick this nasty habit, consider the following:
Bags Under the Eyes
Smoking can contribute to lack of sleep, making dark bags under your eyes. Nicotine withdrawal can cause smokers to toss and turn during the night more than non-smokers. We all know how badly a poor night’s sleep can effect your skin and your stress levels. Is the temporary relief nicotine gives really worth it?
Risk For Psoriasis
Smokers are also more likely to develop psoriasis. This autoimmune-related skin condition causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Studies show that smoking one pack at day for ten years increases risk for psoriasis by 20%. Those who do the same for up to twenty years experience a risk increase of 60%. At twenty years and higher, the risk more than doubles.
Because smoking hampers your blood supply, which keeps skin looking young and healthy, smokers are at high risk for premature aging.
Nicotine stains not only teeth, but fingers and nails as well.
Finally, like so many other forms of cancer, smokers are more at risk of skin cancer than non-smokers. In fact, smokers are three times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type of skin cancer, than non-smokers.
Smoking won’t just stop at damaging your outside appearance. Smoking leads the way to disease, pain, and a lower quality of life. The negatives far outweigh the benefits.
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