Patches, tablets, e-cigarettes, gum, cold-turkey & hypnosis? As an ex smoker I tried several of these methods to help stop my smoking habits. Quitting is difficult and can often be a long process that not always leaves us feeling at our best. But one of, if not the most reassuring influences in helping me to remain focused to quit was the compliments I received on my improved appearance. Today at Beauty Naturalé we focus on the positive impact quitting can have on our appearance – also we talk about treatments available that can help stop and reverse the cosmetic damage to ourselves.
How Quitting Improves Your Lo
How Quitting Improves Your Looks
Quitting smoking can improve your appearance. As blood flow gets better, your skin receives more oxygen and nutrients. This can help you develop a healthier complexion. If you stay tobacco-free, the stains on your fingers and nails will disappear. You may even notice your teeth getting whiter.
Combating Skin Damage
When you quit smoking, you make your skin more resistant to premature ageing. As for the wrinkles and age spots you already have, all is not lost. Keri, the University of Miami dermatologist, says there are products former smokers can use to make their skin look better. These include topical retinoids and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. She also recommends wearing sunscreen every day.
For more dramatic results, some former smokers choose to have cosmetic procedures. Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels remove outer layers of skin, where the damage is most visible, botox and fillers can also be a great way of instantly removing lines and unwanted sagging on the face. “Reward yourself with a couple of skin treatments,” Keri suggests – “When you see the benefits of better-looking skin, you may be motivated to stay nicotine-free.”
At Beauty Naturalé we have several treatments available to help recover and reverse the appearance smoking may have left on your skin. Feel free to contact us for a discussion about what we offer, or why not book a free consultation with one of our doctors for a skin assessment and recommended treatment.
Coming up next, – we go into more detail about some of our most effective treatments, giving incite from our leading practitioners & clients on the procedures, and as always we let you know more fantastic ways to help you look great and feel beautiful. Beauty naturalé.