Holiday season is the perfect time to be wining and dining with friends & family which can be so much fun. It is the best time of the year to party it up, however the late night parties can definitely take a toll on our skin.
Why you ask ? Well it's because of two main factors which dehydrate and wreck the skin
- Sleep Deprivation
What exactly is the booze doing to our skin ?
First alcohol makes it extremely difficult to retain water in our body. Alcohol is a diuretic which means, we drink a lot = we pee a lot. It also hinders the production of the hormone vasopressin which helps to absorb water.
So alcohol is a double whammy which means there is an increase in urination and there is a decrease in retaining fluids in the body which makes skin really dry, dehydrated and puffy.
Apart from dehydrating your skin, alcohol also reduces the levels of Vitamin A in the body which is a powerful antioxidant which is important for the body's cell renewal and cell turnover also essential in giving your skin that healthy glow. The lack of Vitamin A makes it harder for your skin to fight off free radicals, that can damage the lipid layer or MOISTURE CENTER of your skin.
What's more ? During the holiday season it's not just alcohol that is the problem, huge quantities of sugar and salt are found in mixed drinks. Too much of sugar leads to overproduction of oil in your skin whereas salt leads to bloated skin and puffy eyes.
While most of us know of hangover cures to make us feel better, it doesn't necessarily make us look better. You can now give your skin better tone and clarity by following the below.
How to rehydrate your skin both inside and out ?
You can stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water. Water serves as an internal moisturizer. I know drinking water can be hard for some of us. Drinking water, fruit-infused water, other fluids and the water content of the foods you eat all help your body in staying hydrated.
Drinking water alone will not do which is why we have skincare essentials which help you maintain that healthy skin with a glow. Use the following for flawless skin.
Cucumber Martini Eye Serum which is an instantly cooling rollerball which helps massage away bags, hydrates puffy eyes on contact, removes dark circles, prevents wrinkles, moisturizes and tightens the skin to naturally slow down the signs of aging.
Citrus Marmalade Luxury Face Oil has exotic floral oils that give skin a bright new glow while gently preserving its youth and replenishing hydration. It contains 10 luxurious oils that soften, condition, and rejuvenate the skin. This is an exquisite blend of Neroli Oil, Orchid Extract and Borage Oil that combine to soften wrinkles, increase elasticity, reduce visibility of veins and capillaries, and stimulate new growth in skin cells.