DRY JANUARY - Skin & Alcohol

This December has been a boozy one. Dry January has now begun, here's our attempt to convince you to cut back, for your skin's sake! (did somebody say Sake? 🍶) 
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The year is 2020. You’ve woken up with a killer headache, an uneasy stomach, and to top it off, BAD SKIN 💀 It’s not an unlucky coincidence, alcohol is the problem! Alcohol triggers the creation of toxin ‘acetaldehyde’ which dehydrates the skin & causes redness. Yowch. When you’re hungover your immune system is low so you’re much more susceptible to spots!  
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🍷 RED WINE 🍷

Sure, red wine is an antioxidant, so one glass could help fight off sunburn, wrinkles, and melanoma! But who’s having just the one? Any more than that can cause havoc on your skin with dilated blood vessels causing flushing, redness, and blotchiness. If rosacea is already an issue for you, it's time to wine down with the merlot. 
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😖 STRAIGHT SPIRITS 😖 

A neat shot without the sugary extras, clear spirits are probably the best of a bad bunch. Drink White tequila, vodka, gin if you want to think with your skin not your taste buds. Keep reading to find out why dark spirits are not the one.
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🥃  DARK SPIRITS 🥃 

As a rule of thumb, aging spirits equals aging skin. Congeners are present in the aging process of Rum & Whiskey, and these congeners are well known to make for a much worse hangover, whilst contributing to early signs of aging. Gulp. 
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🍺  BEER 🍺

Put down that pint! With it's many additives, such as sulphites and sugar, Beer causes extra stress is put on your liver, making your skin dehydrated! 
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Have we convinced you to try Dry January? Swapping those alcoholic drinks with a glass of water can really help with clearing acne, calming redness and reversing signs of aging.