10 Ways Smoking Ruins Your Looks

Yes, it’s true. In addition to damaging your lungs, making you more likely to get cancer, suffer a stroke or a heart attack, smoking can also rob you of your good looks. You won’t wake up tomorrow and look in the mirror and find out you look like the Wicked Witch of The West, but the day will come when you will have one more reason to regret smoking if you don’t quit now. And for young people especially, you’ll be very surprised just how quickly those years passed when you are standing in front of the mirror wondering how many new wrinkles were caused or worsened by smoking. Here are the ways smoking can detract from your appearance.

1. Eye Bags


Delightful, no? Who doesn’t want to look like they’ve packed a set of Sampsonites under their eyes? We’re all familiar with those bags that tend to show up when you don’t get a good night’s sleep, right? Since smokers are four times as likely to find that they do not get a good night’s rest, it means they are more likely to develop bags under their eyes. Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep does not do your looks any good at all. You have heard the term “beauty sleep,” right?