It’s is the most wonderful time of year… catching up with friends over festive cocktails, heading to the German markets mulled wine in hand and a diary filled with parties and prosecco. Getting into the Christmas spirit sometimes means before we know it we’ve drunk far more than we usually would at any other time of the year. Not to mention New Year's Eve! Besides the usual suspects of a sore head, a depleted bank balance and a killer hangover – too much alcohol can spell disaster to our skin, hair and nails too.
But the question is, can we undo our mistakes and drink our way to beautiful, glowing skin, a gorgeous complexion and a positive mindset? Here are our top 5 tips when it comes to drinking through the festivities, so we can begin 2019 feeling refreshed and ready to take on the new year.
If you’ve got a teeth whitening course on your Christmas Wishlist then red wine is definitely a no-go as it can cause staining and discolouration. Aficionados of tea, coffee and red wine will know this all too well!
Not to mention red wine can be bad for your skin too and cause the mother of all hangovers. This is because it contains congeners which contribute to your poorly head the next day as well as ageing the skin.
Everyone knows that alcohol isn’t good for your skin, but they aren’t made equally and can have different effects– so if can’t resist a drink at Christmas then our best advice is to make Vodka, lime and soda your new go-to drink at your next festive shindig.
This is because clear drinks like a good quality vodka, gin or tequila leave your body quicker as well as containing fewer calories which is always a bonus at this time of year when we are most likely to overindulge.
What about the morning after? Pinterest boards will give you some good ideas. Fruit-infused water, smoothies and mocktails containing the following ingredients are they key to a youthful, sun-kissed glow:
Drink straight from the cup of youth by whizzing one of the following veggies in a blender for a smoothie full of goodness:
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If you’re looking for a longer-lasting fix than makeup can offer, come and see us for a free consultation with our medical aesthetics experts– we can put together a personalised treatment plan which can specifically address your anti-aging concerns.