What Happens To Your Appearance When You Quit Smoking

As a non-smoker, I have always disliked being around smokers because 90% of the time I get nose bleeds. When I was young I one entered my granddad’s smoke filled room, within a few minutes I was nose bleeding badly. It dawned on me after a few more nose bleeds that being around smokers was not good for my health.

Today’s collaborative post is touching on the subject of appearance after you quit smoking. To be honest I hadn’t given this subject much thought but I was really intrigued so I am sharing this post.


Smoking is one of the quickest ways to ruin your health, which is why people should quit smoking as soon as possible. There is actually software out there that can show people what they will look like if they didn’t smoke and what they will look like if they continue the habit. With that said, if you want to know what you will look like if you stopped smoking, then continue to read the rest of this article.

What Happens To Your Appearance When You Quit Smoking

  1. Clearer Skin– Smoking can cause the skin to become discoloured and facial wrinkles can develop, which can make you look older. When you quit smoking, wrinkles may not develop as fast as they would if you continued to smoke and this is because carbon monoxide won’t get in the way of oxygen and blood flowing to your skin. Collagen production will return to its normal levels, and as a result your skin will look healthier and more youthful. If you want clearer and younger looking skin, then you should quit smoking.
  2. Your Teeth Become Whiter– Another side effect of smoking is teeth discolouration. Teeth can become yellow as a result of smoking and sometimes it can lead to tooth decay. Quitting won’t bring back a full set of teeth, but over a period of time, the yellowness will fade.
  3. Brighter Eyes– Many smokers end up with eyes that are red and tired looking and this is because they are exposed to irritants on a regular basis. In fact, smoke of all types can have this effect. In other words, if you want brighter and fresher looking eyes, then now is the time to quit smoking.
  4. Face Wrinkles– Reducing facial wrinkles or reverse them can be difficult, and there are many anti-aging products out there that may help to an extent. However if you smoke, then the best way to do something about your wrinkles is to stop smoking. When you quit smoking, your facial wrinkles will improve in appearance and they will take longer to develop.

Develop good habits

Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to fight wrinkles. It’s a good idea to pay attention to your nutrition and pay attention at the physical level too. In other words, eat the right foods and consume foods that contain the essential nutrients our body needs. Develop good habits that help you want to stay away from bad foods. At the physical level, you should exercise regularly. Because exercise can make you look younger and can do wonders for your skin. You don’t have to exercise every single day, but you should do it at least 3-5 days per week.

When it comes to quitting smoking, the benefits it has in regards to appearances is not well documented. This is because serious health issues usually get all the attention. With that said, if you want to improve the way you look, then you should quit smoking. Or you can try e cigarettes if you cannot quit, and cut down on the nicotine dosage.

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  1. September 15, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    I had to click on this post seeing it from your home page as I was interested to read about it. As a non smoker I think it’s an awful habit but it’s good to hear that there are marked positive results when people quit. I need to show this to someone I know as her teeth are changing colour and it looks awful. Hopefully it might encourage her to quit.

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