Many of us find that a glass or two of our favourite tipple helps us to wind down at the end of a busy day, whether you’re a binge drinker (most people fall under this classification generally someone who goes out once or twice a week) or someone who has the one glass on a night you either way you are still doing a lot of harm to both your internal organs and also on the outside and your looks.
Although it can be said that red wine has been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease containing the antioxidants to prevent the build up of fat around the inner walls of the arteries.
However having some health benefits the negative points of consuming alcohol outweigh the positives. The down side to alcohol are that it dehydrates the body causing a greater appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and body. This dehydration also can cause the body to hold on to any fluids it does have causing puffiness around the face and eyes and often making the stomach appear bloated (not a good look!). Alcohol can reduce the body’s intake of vital vitamins and nutrients along with this it can because the blood vessels in your body to dilate causing red bumps thread veins and spots. Often leading to Rosacea, which is a condition that can appear in the beginning as a tendency to blush and flush easily.
Two treatments that we offer here in clinic as a solution to these side effects are laser treatments and or advanced electrolysis for the thread veins ranging from £40- £80 per treatment and treatments for Rosacea range from our Danne and Jan Marini skin peels and other methods are the Obagi Rosaclear depending on the intensity of the issue we would recommend one of these methods. We would be able to establish within our free consultations, which would be best for you.
As well as the appearance of your skin excessive alcohol can also effect your blood sugar levels making your body crave the fast food take always, pizzas, Indians, Chinese all of which can play havoc with your waist line not to mention the calories in the drink itself!
I suppose the moral of the story is that a little bit of what you fancy is fine but the key to it all is everything in moderation! And if you cant resist that extra tipple or that takeaway after a night out or you feel you are ready to repair the damage you have already caused give us a call on 0113 282 3300 or come in and see the range of treatments we offer.
We wouldn’t think twice about spending money on a new dress or pair of shoes to wear on a night out but what good is a new dress or sparkly shoes if your skin is looking old, wrinkly or spotty. Don’t forget we try and protect our internal organs but skin is the bodies largest organ think about how you can protect that too and be happier in the skin your in!
This article was written by: Suzy, Face the Future