What you eat and drink can affect your skin


WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 — What someone consumes, and how much of it, can impact skincare.

It’s a different take in a health and beauty industry that usually pushes product, product, product.

There are various factors that affect skincare, but a daily regime can greatly improve any skin problems. The American Academy of Dermatology details how even small changes to a routine can yield great results.

Among their findings are a few tips on skincare as well. Don’t scrub too hard and be gentle. Moisturizer is always good to use, especially if someone lives in dryer regions. New sunscreens are better and don’t clog pores as much as previous versions. Finally, cosmetics can offer many skin benefits.

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However, there is more to it than just a regimen. Skin is not just affected by the products you use, but the way that you live your life.

Can a glass of beer or a mixed drink affect your skin? The answer is yes.

When someone drinks water, it serves as a natural moisturizer for the skin. Someone who drinks enough water daily will have skin that appears more youthful.

Alcohol and caffeinated drinks create the opposite effect. They dehydrate the skin and deplete it of nutrients. Also, those who drink often have been found to have poorer diets. A proper diet is also key in getting proper nutrients for the skin.

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Moderation, as with almost anything consumed, is key. Those who drink alcohol should not be scared, just aware. There is much more to skincare than using products or having a regimen.

When someone wants to lose weight or get in shape, it depends on both diet and exercise. Skincare is no different. Diet can help prevent problems and products can help boost positive results.

No one is perfect. People make mistakes. There are things that can be done to reverse negative effects.

After a night of drinking, most people look for foods associated with hangover cures.  If you want your skin to not look hungover, skip the greasy foods. Drink lots of water to rehydrate your skin and eat foods high in nutrients.


Jeff Barrett is an experienced columnist and digital public relations professional. He has been named Business Insider’s #1 Ad Executive on Twitter, a Forbes Top 50 Influencer In Social Media and has contributed to Technorati, Mashable and The Washington Times.

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