Women with great skin and smoking
July 7, 2011 1:27am CST
Is there a relationship between women with beautiful skin and smoking? Can smoking make your skin look good? The reason I'm asking is because I've noticed that a lot of smoking women have beautiful skin -- my neighbor, several of my friends, some women I saw on a bar or malls. I on the other hand, don't. And I never smoke! I exercise, eat healthy, but it seems like their (smoking women's) skin are far more radiant than mine. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining whatsoever, I'm just wondering...Have any of you noticed the same thing too? Or is it just me who's crazy?
17 Jul 11
I think they have no correlation. It just happened that all of them had porcelain looking dermises. Smoking can alter oxygen and C02 exchange in the lungs which then results to a decreased supply of oxygen-rich blood to the underlying structures of the skin thus in my view there would be no valid justification that smoking can cause beautiful-looking skin.
• South Korea
8 Jul 11
Hey I've heard of this too and have seen my smoking friends are in better shape then I am. I don't know if that's just a coincidence but it sometimes makes me want to smoke too. They are fit. But yeah I would never smoke coz I really hate the smell as it irritates me.
9 Jul 11
I know right? Me too, I would never ever smoke (Ugh I just hate the smell, let alone that it stinks our breath), I was just curious and intrigued about this observation of mine. But yeah, they're also in better shape. But not all of course. Just most of them. Well, I think it's just a coincidence.
9 Jul 11
Remember this dear, smokers do not grow old because they die young! So if you wanna die young then do smoke. Well seriously, those smokers who have great skin have been born with great skin so don't associate that with smoking. Look also at others who do not smoke and have great skin as well. Now if you as you said do not have great skin then that is not because you are not smoking. It is because you are not gifted with such kind of skin but you can always have it enhanced by consulting a dermatologist. Glowing and younger skin can be easily attained these days dear and the derma clinic are not even charging that much. Try one that will suit your need and also make sure to drink plenty of water and have enough sleep too apart from eating more green leafy and yellow veggies and fruits too, but never ever try smoking for it will kill you before you even get the radiant skin you so desire.
8 Jul 11
I heard that some people smoke to relieve stress.If smoking can help you to be calm and relieved you from stress then maybe it has some short term benefits.The question is what gives you more wrinkles stress or smoking?Smoking can destroy your general heath.It may give you lung cancer,oral problems,clogged arteries that can lead to stroke,heart attacks and the likes.Now it's up to you what would you prefer,short term beautiful skin or serious medical conditions. Another possibility is, most women who smoke are the socialites,those who are mostly concern of their looks to be socially acceptable.So,maybe they have been using too many creams and make-ups just to look great.
10 Jul 11
Yeah, that's a good point kareemadivina. I heard it too that smoking can relieve stress, which is why most people who work on a graveyard shift (e.g. call center agents) smoke...well, apart from keeping themselves awake. I guess make-up and creams can be a factor too. Thanks for commenting
• United States
8 Jul 11
I have not heard any relationship between smoking and radiant skin. I believe I have the contrary. Maybe it is genetics that the ones you have seen do have radiant skin even thought they are smokers. Good observation, as I have not been really watching that myself.
8 Jul 11
I never heard anything about that. I don't think that have anything related, because smoking only brings bad things, I never saw any news that was reporting some benefits of smoke. Besides be responsible for various diseases, smoke increases the risk of getting psoriasis, which is a pretty ugly skin problem.
8 Jul 11
Absolutely not. Smoking is not in anyway good for your skin or for your general health. Those women would most likely have more beautiful skin if they did not smoke.Throughout the net you can just type the keywords smoking and skin and you will see proof. If you want premature wrinkles, smoking is the way to do it.
7 Jul 11
I think smoking is dangerous to both a man and a woman. It does not benefit your skin in anyway. It helps to age your skin resulting in wrinkles here and there. smokers also suffer from lungs and heart diseases. It is better you maintain good health and good body hygiene in order to look good.