Three ways your Christmas spirits can damage your skin

Three ways your Christmas spirits can damage your skin

Avoid a hangover for your skin this Christmas and New Year!

There’s no doubt we all know the after-affects that drinking over a few hours (or days!) can have on our stomachs and heads, but there’s often a quiet battler behind the scenes that’s suffering – our skin.

Skin is the largest organ in our bodies, so when it’s deprived of nutrients and stripped of moisture, it’s a big deal!

Keep in mind these three ways alcohol consumption can wreak havoc on your skin:

Dehydration

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning you’re not only missing out on water, you’re losing it with each glass of vino.

When your skin is deprived of water, it loses not only it’s youthful, taught appearance, but it also physically slows down the process of protecting your body from impurities in the air.

You’ll be able to tell your skin is dehydrated if you’re feeling a little warmer than you should, your skin is flaking, and you’re developing red and blotchy skin (this is a clear sign your blood vessels have over-stretched!)

The best hangover cure for dehydrated skin? Rehydrate!! Our botanicES Body Lotion is packed with natural hydrating properties to reinvigorate your skin.

Take a look at the nourishing ingredients we use here.

Breakouts

Your hormones are likely to go haywire after a few beverages with friends – that’s because alcohol impairs the function of your hormones.

Alcohol is generally very high in sugar which can affect your blood sugar levels and it can alter your oestrogen levels which can cause acne.

You’re not going to be wanting to smile for the camera on Christmas Day if you have too many drinks leading up to the big day, so be sure to enjoy some non-alcoholic beverages as well.

Inflammation

If you’re noticing puffiness in your face, it’s definitely time to swap the next drink for a water! Swelling around the eyes and cheeks is often caused by gas building in your digestive system, and as the pressure builds, it’s forced to show in your face (there’s a bit of trivia at the next function huh?!)

Like everything, moderation is key to remember this festive season.

Make sure you keep up your water intake to care for your skin from the inside, and apply your moisturiser daily to nourish from the outside.

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