Ever notice that after a fun night of drinking with your friends, your skin looks… well… just different? I have bad news — it’s not the hangover. It’s what happens to your skin after drinking a little too much alcohol.
Knowing how to detox your skin after a night of drinking is essential to taking care of your skin. And it’s not as if the effects go away with your hangover. It can take days for your skin to recover.
The Effects of Alcohol on Your Skin
I know that for a lot of us, having that glass of wine is just what you need to unwind after a stressful day at work. But I’m talking about partying and drinking all weekend. Drinking so much that you become intoxicated. That’s what does a number on your skin — both in the short and long term.
When we drink too much alcohol, we become ultra dehydrated. So our bodies try to compensate by retaining all the water we have left — otherwise known as bloating. A lot of that bloating will appear in your face, especially around the eyes.
Rapidly Aging Skin
Over time, years of drinking can cause the skin to be perpetually dry. The dryness can contribute to wrinkles and general damage to the skin. (And it’s even worse if you’re a fan of sugary, mixed drinks.) Over time, frequent hangovers can contribute to the breakdown of collagen in the skin.
Redness and Inflammation
You might notice that whenever you start drinking, your face is a little red and flushed.
Alcohol can inflame the tissue of our skin and other organs. Our immune systems respond by sending histamines, which causes our skin to appear red. Generally, not too big of a deal. But in the long term, alcohol can cause rosacea flare-ups and permanent redness.
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol diminishes our body’s vitamin A. Without enough vitamin A, our skin cells can’t regenerate fast enough, leaving our skin looking dull and gray.
If you ate a bunch of greasy food last night, expect a breakout of acne and even worse bloating. Foods like fries, burgers, and wings are full of sodium and preservatives, which will only irritate your skin even more.
If Lauryn Evarts’ name sounds familiar to you, it should.
Maybe you remember Lauryn’s guest appearance on the Just Ask David podcast. But more than likely, you’ve heard about her wildly popular lifestyle & beauty blog, The Skinny Confidential.
If you haven’t read The Skinny Confidential yet, 5 Beauty Tips & Tricks Every Girl on the Planet Needs is a great place to start. Once you see how creatively unorthodox (and effective) Lauryn’s beauty tips are (like adding a bust cream for pregnant women to your daily skin care routine, even if you’re not expecting), you’ll see why her fans adore her.
I really enjoy Lauryn’s recommendations on this one, especially because she lists the ingredients in all the products. (And you know me – I’m all about knowing the chemicals in the beauty products you’re using.)
5 BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS EVERY GIRL ON THE PLANET NEEDS
Well hi! Hello! Fancy seeing you here.
I’ve got something fun for you: another video.
Yes that’s right, another video on one of my favorite subjects: BEAUTY!!
These are tips for the girl who loves beauty but most importantly: loves her skin! Whether it’s the face, arms, or boobs– I got you covered. I even threw some hair tips in there.
We discuss some VERY easy/quick tips. Have fun ( P.S. it WAS 6 pm on Friday when we shot this, so don’t judge the Rosé, K? ).
Keep reading at The Skinny Confidential!
My readers know that even though I’m a scientist and a beauty chemist, I’m still a huge fan of natural and D.I.Y beauty. In some ways, Mother Nature is the most amazing scientist. And great beauty solutions don’t always have to cost a lot. This article about using kiwi to strengthen and beautify curly hair on Naturally Curly is so interesting.
If your coif is full of curls and coils, you probably already know that your hair tends to dry out much more easily than other hair textures. And chronically dry hair can lead to problems like hair breakage, itchy scalp, and dull color (AND crunchy, frizzy curls).
So how can adding kiwi to your diet make your ringlets radiant again?
It seems like every time you turn around, a new superfood is being praised.
From coconut oil to avocados, the curly hair world has a ton of tried and true natural remedies for those taking a DIY approach, or anyone taking care to read the ingredient lists (hint, that should be everyone). It’s kiwi on deck this time around, but do keep this in mind: not everything works for every hair type! Sometimes we have to go through a few different trending ingredients to find what works for us, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Every curly has different needs! And now, for those of us with worries about premature signs of aging hair, it’s kiwi’s turn to shine, and help your curls do the same!
Take a look at what this tangy tropical treatment can do for you!
Keep reading at Naturally Curly!
New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. Especially after January is over and the euphoria of the new year has faded.
Most of us make New Year’s resolutions because we want to be better. And being better (whether that means eating healthier, being a better sister, or saving instead of spending) is challenging. And sometimes, even taking small steps to changing your habits can feel so overwhelming that eventually, you just quit.
So how about starting 2018 on a positive, encouraging note that’ll last all year round?
These 3 beauty resolutions are guaranteed to not stress you out. Each of them takes five minutes or less from your day (if even that!) And the impact they can have on your life is astronomical.
Lately, the beauty industry has been obsessed with natural beauty products. The fresher and more natural, the better.
But if you’re more frugal like me, you’re probably thinking about trying to make your own natural beauty products. Oatmeal scrubs, avocado facials, milk & honey cleansers — many of those barebones organic beauty products are made from just a few ingredients that you can find at your local farmers market.
But before you start looking up DIY beauty recipes, here’s a few things you should know about both professional and DIY skin care — the pros and the cons.
We all probably have bad skin habits to some degree. That’s because there are so many things that can influence the health of our skin, like environment, diet, lifestyle, even down to our little daily rituals in the morning when we get ready for work. And many of these things are outside of our control.
But if you find yourself wondering what to do about bad skin that just won’t clear up no matter what, maybe it’s time to change your habits. There are a few bad skin habits many of us have that can easily (or maybe not-so-easily) be broken. Here’s a quick list of the ten bad skin habits I see the most.