James WojcikSophia Panych, Allure magazine
Today marks the American Cancer Society's 37th Great American Smokeout. Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation are encouraged to use the date as a marker either to quit smoking, or make a plan to quit. I'm not telling you anything new when I say it's horrible for your health-deadly, in fact. But if that isn't enough to convince you, then how about the fact that smoking is making you ugly. Here's a headline for you-Quitting Smoking Will Make You Prettier, and here's how:
You'll have firmer skin. "Smoking destroys collagen and elastic," says Dr. Fredric Brandt, "and it decreases levels of estrogen, which is necessary to keep skin firm."
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It will reduce redness. Smoking increases inflammation of the skin by generating free radicals and causing vascular injury, which the body then attempts to repair. And the same goes for frequent heavy exposure to second hand smoke. TheRead More »from 6 Ways Quitting Smoking Will Make You Prettier