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Stopped smoking and now I'm a teenager again!

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murree Wed 13-Jun-18 17:07:16

I quit smoking 6 weeks ago cold turkey, all has been great except I seem to have the skin of a 14 year old sad. OMG its so oily and spotty! the spots hurt like a bitch and aren't limited to my face - neck and chest covered in pimples too angry
No one tells you about this side effect! Anyone else going through this too??

offupop Wed 13-Jun-18 17:47:51

This happened to me too!

murree Wed 13-Jun-18 20:10:49

offupop It sucks doesn't it!

InfiniteSheldon Wed 13-Jun-18 20:15:07

Me too but once it cleared my skin, nails and hair were amazing! Don't give up you're through the worst bit

murree Wed 13-Jun-18 20:34:17

InfiniteSheldon I can already see my hair condition is improving!
I won't be giving up don't worry, we have been trying to conceive for nearly a year and smoking was the last thing I can say that I was doing that wasn't helping smile

Littlechocola Thu 14-Jun-18 11:07:23

So pleased to read this! I’m on day 10. I’m enjoying not smoking but my skin is disgusting!

murree Thu 14-Jun-18 13:55:01

Fingers crossed it gets better soon Littlechocola

InfiniteSheldon Thu 14-Jun-18 14:11:50

Do you think it's all the crap and toxins in our cigarettes working its way out envy.

Littlechocola Thu 14-Jun-18 15:09:09

Hopefully! I had a lovely face mask today and plan on drinking lots of water.

murree Thu 14-Jun-18 18:24:45

InfinateSheldon I thought that but have also heard that smoking changes your testosterone levels (can't remember if its suppresses or elevates) so when you quit they revert back and can cause a similar effects to puberty shock
littlechocola I've upped my water intake and am revising my skincare too

Littlechocola Fri 15-Jun-18 17:40:23

Puberty again, noooo!

offupop Sat 16-Jun-18 21:48:50

Grab some macca and niacin from Holland and barret. Macca will assist your hormones and niacin ridding toxins

offupop Sat 16-Jun-18 21:50:32

Sorry it's Maca not macca !

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