Your Answer for Post Valentine’s Day Detox
Valentine’s Day is this month and, while we want to enjoy those chocolates and share a bottle of champagne with that special someone (or by yourself, we’re not here to judge!), the effects of such indulgences can lead to damaged skin.
In addition to increasing the visible signs of aging (for more on how sugar ages your skin, read our next article), sugar can also aggravate skin conditions such as acne; and alcohol consumption can lead to a multitude of skincare problems including dehydrated, dull skin, puffy eyes, and redness.
But everything in moderation, you can have your cake and eat it too, (just don’t eat the whole cake) and be sure to follow these steps to detoxing your skin after indulging on Valentine’s Day.
The first step to revitalizing your complexion is to increase water intake. Drinking extra water will rebalance the dehydrating effects of alcohol and sugar and improve the tone and elasticity of your skin.
After Valentine’s Day, you can reduce any redness and inflammation by sharing your leftover candy with friends and family and opt instead to eat dark leafy greens and complex carbohydrates. Additionally, in the days and weeks following your date night, choose non-alcoholic beverages to give your skin and body a rest.
Instead of going out with your friends and hitting the bars, have a good old-fashioned spa night and give each other Eminence facials, it’s a fun way to spend a night with your friends and good for your skin too!
Finally, don’t stay up too late gossiping at your girl’s night, getting plenty of rest is one of the most important things you can do for your health as your body’s cells, including skin cells, turn over and repair themselves to reverse any damage while you sleep.
With these detox tips, your skin will be back in tip top shape in no time and you can still enjoy your Valentine’s Day guilt free!
Wynn, Jen. “How Your Valentine’s Day Binge Has Damaged Your Skin”. February 15, 2018, www.eminenceorganics.com