As the holidays come andgo,we are all probably feeling a little guilty fromover indulging. From the sweets and the carbo loaded foodsto the excessive drinking, holiday season definitely caught up with me and well, wreaked absolute havoc on my skin.To be honest it was a little bit worse than expected, but with my college graduation right around the corner, no after school graduation plans,andconstant traveling between in laws and grandparents, the stress laid on pretty thick and so did the holiday beverages.
In short alcohol can effect the immune system, disrupt your hormones, interrupt the detoxification process,and increase dehydration all leading to bigger and badderbreakoutsbutthat doesn’t necessarily mean you should never drink again (or the opportunity won’t arise).
While binge drinking nightly isn’t preferable, drinking in moderationcan actually boast positive health benefits which couldlead to better skin. For example a glass of red wine each night is linked to better sleep, this is due to a hormone called melatoninwhich helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.If you do choose to drink and are concerned about your skin, opt for drinks lower in sugar (clear liquor, red wine) and stick to just one glass!So again, while having the occasional drink won’twon’t affect your skin too harshly,regular alcohol consumption leads toworsened breakouts, redness, and irritation.