At South Beach Skin Lab, we’re always looking for ways to adjust our lifestyle to provide the most optimal results for our anti-aging journey. Today, we wanted to tackle something that can really hurt your skin if not consumed in moderation…Alcohol.
From margaritas to Miller Light, and everything in between, here is how too much alcohol can disrupt your skin and cause you to age quicker.
It Dehydrates Skin
Alcohol doesn’t just dehydrate your body, it dehydrates your skin too. It’s a natural diuretic that forces the water out of our bodies and makes it harder for us to get hydrated again.
To avoid this, limit your alcohol consumption and make sure you’re having a glass of water between cocktails, beer or wine.
You should also be making sure that you’re never skipping your Repair & Release Cream, especially the morning after drinking. This will limit the amount of dehydration you feel in both your body and skin and help keep you looking your best.
It Causes Puffiness
Have you ever woken up after a night of drinking to a puffy face? That’s because consuming alcohol causes inflammation all over your body and your face is no exception.
To reduce puffiness, limit your alcohol consumption and make sure you’re well hydrated before reaching for your first beverage. If you find that you’ve got inflammation from alcohol, use cold water to wash your face with your Olive Oil Cleanser. It will help de-puff your face and have you looking fresh as a daisy.
Skin Issues Can Flare Up
Almost 90% of Americans suffer from some form of skin issue and if you’re one of them, then you’ll want to steer clear of alcohol to avoid any more trouble.
When you drink alcohol, existing conditions like rosacea and eczema can flare up. What makes matters worse is alcohol can cause new skin issues you’ve never experience before.
Excess alcohol alters blood flow to the skin and leaves an unhealthy appearance that can last for days or even weeks. It also causes small blood vessels in the skin to widen, allowing more blood to flow close to the surface. This can lead to broken capillaries on the face which will make your skin tone look uneven and leaves your face looking older.