As we edge closer to the festival period, Alcohol Awareness Week is the ideal time to start thinking about how your skin as well as your overall health can be affected by your alcohol intake. Boozy, late nights can take their toll on your skin so it’s important to think about your alcohol intake and also ensure your skincare regime counter balances any excesses.
Whilst it is true that giving up alcohol altogether can really transform your skin and reduce the ageing process, we all enjoy a drink now and then, so instead, we can change a few drinking habits to help minimise the risk of acne breakouts and dry, dehydrated and ageing skin.
We don’t want to spoil your fun so here are some skin loving tips for you to consider:
Keep hydrated: Alcohol intake in moderation combined with regular water and food will allow you to maintain hydrated, nourished and clear skin.
Red Wine: Scientific research indicates that resveratrol, the antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, can kill the bacteria that causes acne. Resveratrol also helps with wrinkles and fine lines, slowing down the ageing process, whilst restoring collagen and elastic fibres in the skin.
As a general rule, the clearer the better: Vodka, gin, and tequila are processed through your digestive system more quickly.
Replace your alcoholic beverages with mocktails: Avoiding alcohol doesn’t mean you must forego enjoyment. Chilled, fruity, and delicious, a nutritious ‘mocktail’ can be just as fun and experimental without the dreaded morning hangover.
Mock-ito… a twist on the classics:
There are healthier options to get through the party season without the regretful mornings. Before you crack open a beer or pour yourself a glass of wine, consider choosing non-alcoholic ‘mocktails’ with these skin-loving natural ingredients:
Mint – an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness
Spinach – Rich in vitamins A and C which helps skin recovery and plays a vital role in the production of collagen to provide structure for skin cells.
Honeydew melon – promotes healthy skin by aiding collagen production and tissue repair.
Lime juice – helps to rejuvenate your skin and protects it from infections, thanks to its antioxidant, disinfectant and antibiotic properties. Leaves you with a health glow!
Pineapple – Packed with vitamin C, fights skin damage and wrinkles and improves skin texture, whilst boosting it with collagen.
To create your very own ‘beauty cocktail’, why not add help: clear skin to your favourite beverage?
Our soluble, natural acne treatment won’t alter the flavour of your drink, but it will help reduce spots and acne, even out your skin tone and deliver a natural lightening benefit after prolonged daily use.
help: clear skin is the perfect combo to go with your green cocktail for optimum skin clearing results! It includes natural ingredients such as prebiotic Oligofructose which encourages the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system, whilst anti-bacterial Lactoferrin is clinically proven to reduce acne. With results visible within 6 weeks, it is the perfect time to start your natural acne treatment, ensuring that you will have clear, spot-free skin in time for Christmas!
How to avoid ageing skin:
Are you more concerned over the ageing effects that alcohol has on skin? Boost your resveratrol levels with help: beautify skin to slow down the ageing process. As well as a resveratrol, help: beautify skin natural apple flavoured jellies also contain hydrolysed marine collagen that is clinically proven to restore elasticity to your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the delicate eye area. Just enjoy 1-2 sachets per day and in as little as 2 weeks your skin will be nourished and hydrated.
So rather than via your glass of red wine, why not get your dose of Resveratrol from our delicious, ready to eat jelly, leaving you with a smoother, clearer complexion over Christmas!