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)
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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