Skip the Cocktails for Beautiful Skin

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While it’s tempting to overindulge in alcohol during the holidays, too many cocktails can become apparent on your skin.  Alcohol causes small blood vessels in the skin to widen, allowing more blood to flow close to the skin’s surface which produces a flushed skin color and a feeling of warmth.  While this may give you a temporary holiday glow, it can lead to broken capillaries on the face.  Alcohol-induced dehydration also makes the skin more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.  And since alcohol alters blood flow to the skin, it will give you an unhealthy appearance that can last for days.  So opt for a glass of antioxidant-rich red wine, and be sure to hydrate with plenty of water for healthy skin that will last well into the New Year.

What are your favorite non-alcoholic beverages for the holidays?

2 thoughts on “Skip the Cocktails for Beautiful Skin

  1. I like sparkling/mineral water with a splash of POM 100% pomegranate juice over ice. If this sounds too tart for you, you could add a little agave nectar as well. This drink seems festive whether you are celebrating anything or not.

  2. sounds lovely i like the idea, with a twist of lime peel and juice and perhaps some stevia to forgo entirely the sugar shoot. yumm. i’m with you Brenda

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