I've been reading how some quitters notice they have clearer, fresher, younger, smoother, glowing skin after some amount of days/weeks.
I'd been trying to convince myself that may be I was one of the lucky (ex) smokers who had relatively good skin..... looked '10 years years any way and would be refused a make over?? ........... anyway..... tonight my OH who claims that I don't do compliments, informs me that my skin looks healthier. I was so chuffed................ I rarely wear make-up and do occasionally use a face scrub and moisturis most nights........ the routine of make up bores me quite frankly and au-natural look is quicker .... back to his 'noticing'....
I'd been looking for beneficial signs of having quit after 45 days and really were not seeing any or feeling any.... I honestly don't feel any benefit to my sense of smell or taste, my lungs are not clearing themselves of any evidence of having smoked for 30 years...... (quick but dismissed thought of roll-ups being healthier than tailor made, so start up again).... I am beginning to feel cheated of any benefits......... none financially, very little anyway.
And then comes my OH saying it's almost noticeable that I'm looking fresher, have a healthy amount of red about my complexion (it may be the wine, so I quickly hide the empty bottle) and feel rather pleased and ask what made him suddenly, or slowly have it dawn on him, that I looked different tonight?
He'd just watched the 'Celebrity, Get Me Out' programme and thought Jimmy (ex snooker player) looked really grey and shallow and this apparently made OH think, after looking at me again, how I didn't.
And he has the cheek to say I don't do compliments