Dr Lancer’s Skin Reality Alcohol and Smoking – How it Changes Your Skin

Alcohol and Smoking – How it Changes Your Skin

Lancer Skincare, quality sleep, exercise, diet and nutrition are vital for achieving healthy, radiant skin. However, if you’re drinking more alcohol and smoking because of our new circumstances, you might not be seeing the results you want. Covid and our own life issues have caused us to drink more, whether it’s beer, shots, a cocktail or champagne. You might be drinking more with friends, or even alone at home – no judgement!

If you’re drinking more, you’re most likely smoking more if that’s a habit of yours, so here’s the story – smoking and drinking can dramatically change your skin. Alcohol is an oxidizing agent that dehydrates the skin, stops normal skin repair mechanisms, reduces collagen production and skin plumpness and increases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s one of the key factors that cause premature aging, so it’s important to keep that in mind when you’re thinking about ordering your 2nd or 3rd drink at the bar. Excessive alcohol consumption is also known to cause eye puffiness, inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea and it reduces antioxidants in the skin – particularly vitamin A which helps with skin renewal and cell turnover. A lack of this compound inhibits your body’s ability to ward off free-radical damage and protect your skin from environmental stressors.

Another habit to kick to the curb is smoking. Smoking robs the skin of oxygen and nutrients, diminishes plumpness, diminishes the thickness of the epidermis, speeds up skin aging and gives skin a dull, lifeless quality. Soft skin might change to a leather texture, as the inside of your body catches up with the outside. Crow’s feet are likely to worsen and under eye puffiness may become more noticeable. Both habits take a toll on our bodies, but what most aren’t aware of, is how it can alter our skin in the worst ways.

To revitalize your skin from excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, you’ll need to:

  • Drink plenty of water to flush out the alcohol and keep the skin from dehydrating.
  • Remove your make up before bed to prevent pores from clogging and let your skin breathe.
  • Use Lancer Skincare to replenish your skin with the nutrients and hydration it needs. Here are some favorite products for locking in moisture and detoxing the skin:
    • Clarifying Detox Mask: A green clay mask that minimizes blemishes, decongests and detoxes the skin.
    • Omega Hydrating Oil: an ultra-hydrating non-greasy oil that provides a bath of hydration for the skin while allowing you to topically take your vitamins ( Omega
      Hydrating Oil is full of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E)
    • Intensive Night Treatment: An anti-aging cream that deeply hydrates and moisturizes skin, providing a smoother, plumper appearance.
    • 3D Hyaluronic Eye Serum: Equipped with a double-sided metal applicator that cools and soothes the skin this concentrated, lightwright serum is formulated with 3D Hyaluronic Acid, SuperOx-C, and Vitamins B3 + E to directly target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles for a smoother, tighter, and brighter appearance.
    • With a blend of diamond powder, shea butter and caffeine, the Eye Contour Lifting Cream will help hydrate the eye area, smooth crow’s feet and brighten dark circles

The products above will help tremendously, but you’ll also need to kick these bad habits to the curb for good if you want youthful skin. Your body is your temple, so start treating it as such. With the right skincare regimen, amount of sleep, nutrition, exercise and positive health choices, your skin should be on its way to feeling and looking healthier.

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