Every Rêpechage product is made solely in the USA, which gives us extra reason to celebrate this 4th of July weekend. Not to be a buzzkill but as you’re celebrating, you may want to think twice before picking up that third or even fourth beer or cocktail. Here are four reasons why excessive drinking is bad for beauty.
1. Alcohol speeds up the aging process.
Waking up extremely thirsty the morning after a night of drinking is a feeling we all may be know too well. When alcohol is consumed, it slows down the production of vasopressin, a hormone which regulates your water intake and distribution.This is what causes those frequent trips to the bathroom! It also causes dryness to your interior organs and sucks the moisture out of your skin. When your skin is dehydrated, it begins to crack, thus bringing on the wrinkles.
2. Alcohol worsens skin conditions.
If you suffer from rosacea or psoriasis, drinking can have long term, permanent effects on your skin. Alcohol and the sugars present in alcohol are one of the main causes of rosacea. If consumption is ongoing, it can permanently aggravate your skin; tiny blood vessels in your face can burst, causing permanent damage.
3. Alcohol dulls your skin.
After excessive alcohol drinking, the skin can start to look dull and grayish instead of rosy and fresh. When alcohol moves through your body, your organs work to flush out the toxins. During this process, it sends your kidneys and liver into overdrive and they begin flushing out everything, including all of your water and nutrients. This leaves the skin dull and dry with you feeling like you never want to drink again. So, drink plenty of water while drinking alcohol! Our rule is two glasses of water for each glass of wine.
4. Day drinking opens the door for sun damage.
On a hot July 4th, hopefully you will find yourself outside celebrating friends and family. Be sure to put on skin protection BEFORE you step outside to prevent sun damage. Try our new Repêchage Mineral Face Shield™, a lightweight cream that glides on sheer to the skin, instantly creating an air-brushed finish while working all day to guard against harmful UV light and free radicals.
Take our advice, save yourself from a beauty crisis! Always drink plenty of water in between alcoholic beverages. Happy 4th of July everyone!
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