Smoking Cessation: The 7 Sneaky Ways Smoking Steals a Woman's Beauty
The physical effects of this bad habit aren't limited to your internal organs -- see how smoking also destroys women's hair, skin and nails (and why you should quit)
Smoking darkens your lips -- not in a good wayThe Goth look may be right up your alley, but there are healthier ways to achieve the dark lips associated with the it than smoking them into a deeper-than-normal hue.
One of nicotine's myriad side effects is the darkening of skin tissue. As we now know (thanks to Slide 2), the addictive alkaloid restricts oxygen flow, resulting in a pale, sallow complexion. This restricted flow, coupled with the iron and vitamin D deficiencies that many smokers have, leads to the discoloration of your lips leaving them a darkish blue hue -- permanently. Although there are some methods for trying to restore a rosy, healthy look to your lips, most yield middling results at best.
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