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#1 0zone


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

Hey guys,


I noticed about 3 days ago that the skin on my hands felt tight and the tips of my fingers looked "pruned" like how they look when you get out of the bathtub. My callouses underneath my fingers from the gym have also started to come off even though I have been exercising. 


Then this morning I noticed a few of my fingers are peeling and cracking in certain spots. It's almost like my hands are shedding dead skin off them.


Has this happened to anyone else?





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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:07 PM

I've never heard this one, before.  Please remember that everything that happens is not a result of quitting smoking.  I think I would check with a physician.







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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:17 PM

It's called dry skin. Everyone gets it at one time or another. Perhaps more water and some olive oil in your diet.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:25 AM

Hmmmm, let me put it this way. It's not like it's a BAD thing. I can feel that my skin is getting a lot better and smoother. The parts around my fingers where I used to hold a cigarette is where the cracking is mostly so I am guessing it's trying to repair itself.


I drink at least 2 litres of water a day and most of my diet is clean so it's not really a concern. Just wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this, not ring alarm bells.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:43 AM

I know that some members have gotten quit zits so you're the flip side. The yin to the yang if you will.... ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:14 AM

My fingertips used to tingle.It was a funny numbness and tingling together. Went away after a week.  Have always monitored my water intake ( at least 2 litres), and have been focussing on eating clean for the past few months.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thanks for bringing this up ....you do tend to forget.
I Remember that my sense of smell started to develop faster that the tar and nicotine faded from my smoking hand. I could smell smoke for a while
The real big positive is that I now have great circulation. My toes and fingers are now warm. I've never known it any other way. It's a real plus to discover. I'd never swap it for a cigerette now. No way. I'm enjoying my warm hands thank you very much
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

I will get Ozone, everything gets better after you quit. For now use some hydrating cream, feels refreshing to dry, cracking skin.


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