WOW- hello bright and glowing skin!!

hi guys,

day 47 today, and WOW, my skin is so bright!!

I thought it had gotten a lot better after the first couple of weeks, but i woke up this morning and cannot believe how bright my skin is!

Is used to be grey and dull, and now its bright and also i am not having as many spots.

I am just gobsmacked with the difference!!

Cant wait to get to day 50!

I used to read about hose reading day 50, when i was on thread day 4-7, then 1 week, then 2 week etc...i cant believe that i am nearly on day 50 myself! For all those newbies reading this (if there are any who would read my ramblings!!), it IS possible, totally possible!!

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  • I agree :D my skin tone improved dramatically after i quit.

  • Thanks Fallen Angel,

    i am loving being a non-smoker more and more as the days go by!

  • Thanks Fallen Angel,

    i am loving being a non-smoker more and more as the days go by!

    Keep saying that and your onto a winner! I'm not into any of this negative stuff - not where smoking is concerned! stay glowingly positive. :D:):p

  • hi claire, oh you are so right, the skin is about the second strongest sign of recovery after the lungs (which i suppose are a kind of skin too!). me, i had *such* bad skin as a smoker, red and inflamed and looked so bad! well it will take time to heal but even after just 3 weeks it looks so much better!

    one thing i have found is that as a smoker i was touching my face a lot, and i think this is part of the problem for me, rubbing off the natural oils and introducing germs, inner city pollution and nicotine from my fingers. now i consciously try not to touch my face and that seems to be helping a lot :) :D

    btw, have pinched part of one of your earlier posts :rolleyes: to use in my sig for a while, i wonder if you remember typing it? i think it sums up what is an important aspect of some peoples smoking habit in a way that is quite liberating.

    well done on approaching the magic 50!!! 5mol<er

  • hi claire, oh you are so right, the skin is about the second strongest sign of recovery after the lungs (which i suppose are a kind of skin too!). me, i had *such* bad skin as a smoker, red and inflamed and looked so bad! well it will take time to heal but even after just 3 weeks it looks so much better!

    one thing i have found is that as a smoker i was touching my face a lot, and i think this is part of the problem for me, rubbing off the natural oils and introducing germs, inner city pollution and nicotine from my fingers. now i consciously try not to touch my face and that seems to be helping a lot :) :D

    btw, have pinched part of one of your earlier posts :rolleyes: to use in my sig for a while, i wonder if you remember typing it? i think it sums up what is an important aspect of some peoples smoking habit in a way that is quite liberating.

    well done on approaching the magic 50!!! 5mol<er

    Hi Smol<er,

    i do remember writing that, and you are more than welcome to nick it, as its true for so many people, trying to block an emotion through smoking (boredom and stress were mine). Its actually nice to know that someone has read a previous post of mine. I do it all the time, to give me hope and inspiration for the months to come, and also to prepare myself for any hard times to come.

    Well done on your quit too, you are doing so well! 3 weeks have gone so quickly!

  • Hi Claire, You are becoming an inspiration to all those coming up behind you and for those in front it gives us a warm glow to know we are maybe helping a tiddy bit to keep you quit.

    As for the skin thing, I was always a pale greyish colour when I smoked, now I’m just pallid LOL no my OH says it has made me all rosy again, since I quit I hardly have a drink either and considering I probably only had 2 glasses of wine a week !!!!! its even less now than that, and with giving up the caffeine and crisps and chocolate there’s not much left, I will say though that there are things that have improved 100% so well worth all the side effects of the quit.

    And for anyone out there that put on a few pounds, at last after 9 months my eating is back to normal and the weight is near enough back to pre quit numbers, so whatever happens, don’t worry about what you think are the bad aspects of quitting cause they all go in time, well done and as you said soon be 50 days and time for a party x

  • Thanks Jam,

    If i can be an tiny bit of inspiration for those early on in their quit, then its great.I had such brilliant help, inspitation and support (and still do), its just keeping the flow going!

    I have only put on 5lbs so far, which i think is quite lucky really (especially since i have turned into a bit of a foodie since quitting, due to being able to taste things!!), but i would rather be only 5lbs heavier, than a smoker, so all is good!

    Yep, party in the month 2 thread soon enough! Its also my birthday on 6th October...my 1st birthday (since the age of 13) smoke free!!

    I cannot wait!! I'll be sending day 50 invitations on month 2 thread, and will get you alcohol free wine if you would rather!?:D

  • Well done all :)

    50 Days is amazing! I haven't noticed anything different with my skin... but then again I'm not one of these people that usually notices bad skin on others so I don't think I would notice it on myself... I'm on day 16 so will let you know when I get to 50 if there's any change!

    btw, I've written 'There is no point in smoking everytime I get an emotion' on a post-it at work and highlighted it :) It's a very helpful line for me, thanks!

  • Well done all :)

    50 Days is amazing! I haven't noticed anything different with my skin... but then again I'm not one of these people that usually notices bad skin on others so I don't think I would notice it on myself... I'm on day 16 so will let you know when I get to 50 if there's any change!

    btw, I've written 'There is no point in smoking everytime I get an emotion' on a post-it at work and highlighted it :) It's a very helpful line for me, thanks!

    Hi SLB,

    Day 16- well done you!! Thats brilliant!

    I can guarantee that there will be a change by day 50!

    I cannot believe that people are finding 'there is no point in smoking everytime i get an emotion' helpful! I wrote it in the midst of a crave and was more trying to remind myself of that fact..i am so glad others are finding it helpful!! Thanks.x.

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