Showing posts from April, 2014

Smoking: What happens to your looks?

Smoking changes the skin, teeth, and hair in ways that can add years to your looks. It also affects everything from your fertility to the strength of your heart, lungs, and bones. Take a look at these side-by-side photos.  Can you pick out the smoker? 

Twin B smoked half a pack a day for 14 years, while her sister never smoked. The loose skin under her eyes is typical for smokers, according to Bahman Guyuron, MD, of Case Western Reserve University. It's one of several visible signs -- shown on the following slides -- that tobacco byproducts inside your body are harming your appearance. Twin B also got more sun, damaging her skin from the outside, too. The combination of sun exposure and cigarette smoking causes:
Poor skin toneSagging skin and deeper wrinklesSagging arms and breastsLines around the lipsAge spotsHair lossPsoriasisCrow's feet eye wrinklesWhen you quit smoking, you make your skin more resistant to premature aging. As for the wrinkles and age spots you already…