Have you been spending your weekends in lockdown drinking one too many cocktails? Well, just like alcohol has an adverse effect on the rest of your body, it does harm your skin as well. So, if you’ve been noticing dryness, dullness, and dehydrated skin lately, then your upped alcohol intake definitely has a lot to do with how your skin is acting. But, don’t worry, we’ve found you a way to undo any skin damage. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about your hangover. 😉
Time to bid adieu to puffiness!
Rehydration is the best way to combat all the damage that alcohol does to your skin. A simple way to make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated is to consume one glass of water for every alcoholic drink. This will help ward off the toxins. According to various experts, if alcohol stays in your system for longer durations, it may lead to discolouration and enlarged pores. This is where rehydration comes into play by helping you flush out most of the alcohol.
No prizes for guessing that alcoholic drinks dehydrate your skin and deprive it of vital nutrients which results in dullness. In fact, if you do not consume your drinks in moderation and go about mixing up different liquor (vodka, gin, beer, wine, whiskey… ah! the list doesn’t end), spidery veins might protrude out on your skin. In order to avoid this, do not have more than two drinks per day. Limiting your drinks will also lead to fewer chances of you throwing up. Not to forget, puking further strains your facial nerves, making your skin look saggy and pigmented.
One of the key tricks to save your skin from facing the negative aftermath of a night full of cocktails is to make sure that you eat a balanced meal. Why am I talking about feeding yourself nicely? Well, that’s because a well-fed stomach would help you catch up on your beauty sleep, which isn’t possible if you are trying to fall asleep hungry. The equation is simple: the less you sleep, the less cellular turnover which makes your skin look more damaged.
Vitamin A plays a major role in encouraging the cell regeneration process. Therefore, you can add a Vit A supplement to your diet in order to undo the harm that booze might otherwise afflict to your skin. Having said that, do not forget to consult a dermatologist before you self-medicate. Other vitamins that help repair skin damage in an efficient manner are C, E, B1, B6, B2, B3, and Omega 3.
Last but not least, it is very important to make a conscious decision regarding what alcohol would you consume to undo skin damage. The general rule is that the clearer the drink, the lesser its chances of making your skin look like a mess. For instance, vodka, gin, and tequila will get out of your system quicker.
Do keep these measures in mind when you drink next. After all, it is your duty to keep your skin happy, healthy, and hydrated!
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