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All of our products are manufactured in the USA, which gives us extra reason to celebrate this 4th of July weekend. Not to be a buzzkill,but for the sake of your skin, we want to shed a little light on why its best to enjoy the celebration in moderation.  We're sharing four ways how alcohol can affect your skin, and solutions to help these potential effects.

1. Alcohol can speed up the aging process.

Waking up extremely thirsty the morning after a night of drinking is a feeling we all may be know too well.

When alcohol is consumed, it slows down the production of vasopressin, a hormone which regulates your water intake and distribution.[1] This causes dryness to your interior organs and sucks the moisture out of your skin.

When your skin is dehydrated, this can lead to signs of aging, such as wrinkles.

What can help?

Skin care products that help to re-hydrate your skin. For example, aseaweed-based hydrating mistor hydrating serum.A mist can be carried with you and used throughout the day, while a hydrating serum should be used in the morning and at night. 

2. Alcohol can worsen skin conditions.

Drinking can have long term, permanent effects on your skin. Alcohol and the sugars present in alcohol can cause skin redness. Excessive consumption can aggravate your skin overtime, causing tiny blood vessels in your face to burst.

What can help?

Always drink in moderation, and if you're seeing signs of redness use a serum for sensitive skin or soothing sheet mask.These can help reduce the appearance of redness and give your skin relief.

3. Alcohol dulls your skin.

After excessive alcohol drinking, the skin can start to look dull and grayish instead of rosy and fresh.

When alcohol moves through your body, your organs work to flush out the toxins. During this process, it sends your kidneys and liver into overdrive and they begin flushing out everything, including all of your water and nutrients. The result is dull, dry skin.

What can help?

Drink plenty of water! Our rule: two glasses of water for each glass of your favorite cocktail!

Also use Eye pads with Tea extracts the morning after a night of drinking. This can help alleviate dullness around your eye area, reduce signs of puffiness, and revive dull, tired eyes.

4. Day drinking opens the door for sun damage.

On a hot July 4th, hopefully you will find yourself outside celebrating friends and family. Spending time outdoors leaves your skin susceptible to sun damage.

What can help?

Follow these tips to protect your skin

Take our advice and save yourself from a beauty crisis! Happy 4th of July everyone!

[1] National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 1995. Web. 19 June 2015.

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