The influence of alcohol on skin health.
During summer, alcohol becomes a ubiquitous and plentiful aspect of social gatherings.
But how does it really affect our skin?
Alcohol can have harmful effects on the skin. It dehydrates the skin, disrupts the natural moisture balance, dilates blood vessels, leading to redness, and can exacerbate skin conditions like acne.
It also contributes to premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles due to collagen degradation and decreased skin elasticity.
One great natural way to combat this the next morning is simply by drinking one delicious cup of green iced tea.
It may seem simple, but it has an immense, powerful effect.
Here’s my recipe for four glasses of green iced tea:
4 cups of water
3-5 teaspoon green tea (sencha green tea is my favorite)
The juice from one lemon
6-8 tablespoon cane sugar or honey
First, bring the water to boiling point. Then add the cane sugar or honey until it has been dissolved. Now remove the pot from the stove. Once the water has stopped boiling, add the green tea leaves and the lemon juice. Coll it down to room temperature or keep it in the fridge. Just before serving add some ice cubes. You can also blend the tea together with the ice cubes for a delicious icy drink. Additionally, you can make a sugar rim on the glass and serve the tea with fresh mint leaves on top.
This provides a great detox for when the hangover kicks in ;)
Stay healthy and protect your skin!
Sarah Elahi - Product Developer