What do late night pub crawls and bottomless mugs of green beer have in common, besides the fact that they are St. Patrick’s Day traditions for many? These notorious behaviors also happen to be extremely detrimental to the look of your skin. Ever notice how dull and ashen your skin looks after a night of poor sleep?
If you plan on partaking in Leprechaun-inspired festivities, here are a few tips to help you have great looking skin after a night of celebrating.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Alcohol has a diuretic effect, which means it encourages your body to expel water. According to WebMD, every alcoholic drink you consume can prompt your body to expel up to four times as much liquid, resulting in dehydration and its unfortunate consequences, including dryness, premature wrinkling, and tired-looking skin. If that’s not enough to deter you from imbibing, alcohol also triggers an inflammatory effect, releasing a histamine which dilates your capillaries and results in a red, splotchy complexion. WebMD recommends matching every alcoholic drink with one 8 ounce glass of water. Drinking water between your cocktails not only helps to prevent dehydration, but also helps you maintain the right kind of glow.
Take a cat nap.
If you plan on spending a night on the town, taking a nap is a smart wellness tool. Numerous studies indicate that napping is highly beneficial to your body and mind by restoring cognitive clarity and lowering stress. But power naps are also an underappreciated beauty tool. Just a few minutes of sleep is often all it takes to replenish your complexion and leave you with vibrant, well-rested glow. Sleep is also a proven healing aid after a long night out. While you rest, your skin is busy at work regenerating itself.
Stock up your beauty arsenal.
Effective ingredients like vitamins A and C are workhorses for skin, helping to reverse the effects of sun damage, aging, pollution, stress—not to mention long nights on the town! In the event you overindulge, take swift action when you are home by applying your optimal Environ skin care formulations. Better yet, be proactive by visiting an Environ stockist near you before a holiday or celebration. Our stockists are skin care experts and receive advanced training to help every type of skin.
All of us at Environ wish you a jolly St. Patrick’s Day! To find an Environ stockist near you, please call 877.337.6227 today!
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