Jan 4th, 2022 ・ Shannon Peter

Dry January: the effects of alcohol on the skin

Dry January: the effects of alcohol on the skin

Are you doing Dry January? No shame if not, but if you are choosing to go the length of the month without any alcohol, you might be pleased to hear that hangover-free mornings won’t be the only benefit – you’ll likely see a difference in your skin, too.

That’s not to say that going cold turkey on the wine will land you the skin of your dreams, but it will help mitigate some of the negative effects alcohol can have on the skin.

Sure, you need to drink daily to see the deeper impact (like enlarged pores and the premature development of lines and wrinkles), but even just the odd drink here and there can show up in the form of tired, dull, lifeless skin the next day. Why? Because alcohol is a diuretic, draining the body of its necessary water supplies. As you wake up gasping for a glass of water after a night on the cocktails, your skin will be super thirsty too and this thirst will often manifest in papery, rough, dehydrated skin with zero bounce. Alcohol can also trigger inflammation, which can show up as a red flush across the cheeks.

Feel like the Christmas festivities have taken a toll on your skin? Don’t stress. Simply book a Holistic Skin Session and we’ll hunt out the root cause of your skin concerns and teach you how to remedy them.

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