Thankfully we have some tips for you to minimize the damage caused by alcohol and sugar!
When it comes to alcoholic beverages you’re going to want to avoid anything high in sugar. Choose wine over beer. Beer is high in simple carbohydrates. When it comes to wine champagne or sparkling wine has the lowest amount of sugar, with dry white wine being the second best. If you are a red drinker make sure you choose a dry red. Hard alcohol itself is low in sugar, but it’s what you mix it with that counts. When choosing a mix avoid soft drinks and fruit juices. Or at least cut them in half with the addition of soda water. Instead of the classic gin & tonic, try gin mixed with soda water, cucumber and a splash of lemon. Or try vodka with soda and a splash of cranberry juice. You’ll be seriously reducing the amount of sugar you’ll intake. Don’t forget that for every alcoholic beverage drink one glass of water.
What foods should you avoid at a Holiday Party? Try to stay away from any white carbs which can be found in the form of white bread, cake, or cookies. Fried food is a no no and stay away from the candy. Condiments such as ketchup and BBQ sauce are loaded with sugar so choose mustard instead. Again, avoid the soft drinks and fruit juices.
What should you eat at a Holiday Party? There are some smart choices to be made. Nuts are high in Omegas, a good source of fat, which will deliver so much needed love to your skin. Veggies, veggies, and more veggies! Go for lean sources of protein such as salmon, shrimp, and chicken. Berries will deliver a strong antioxidant and vitamin boost to your skin as well.
Before bed drink a full glass of water. No matter what wash your face! Your skin will thank you in the morning.
What about the morning after? Instead of reaching for that cup of coffee, which will just further dehydrate your skin, consider green tea as an alternative. Green tea is a skin superstar that’s been proven to significantly interfere with the glycation process while stimulating Collagen production at the same time! It’s a win-win. Eat a breakfast that has a combination of lean protein, healthy fats, and some complex carbs. We suggest some poached eggs and avocado toast.
Throw on a super hydrating face masque, we suggest our Snow Lotus Extract Masque. Our masque contains high amounts of Hyaluronic Acid which delivers loads of hydration to your tired skin.
Try to space out your parties so you can maintain a regular sleep schedule.
Don’t’ forget the importance of a good skin moisturizer. In particular look for one with Hyaluronic Acid, to deliver hydration, and Vitamins C & E to help combat a dull complexion and even out your skin tone. We suggest our Restorative Moisturizer, which also contains Sea Buckthorn Berry.