The secret to younger looking skin? Skip the booze
One woman cuts alcohol out of her life, and within a month, drastically improves her complexion.
Most women know that alcohol can affect your health and waistline. But did you know it can affect your looks?
Laura Hogarth, a 40-year-old mother-of-two, put this theory to the test when she cut out her weekly consumption of roughly five large glasses for a month, reports the Daily Mail.
“Alcohol does several things to our bodies, none of them good,” Dr. Nick Lowe, a professor of dermatology based in London and Los Angeles, was quoted. “One of the main effects is a chemical reaction that causes our peripheral blood vessels to expand and widen, so allowing more blood to flow through our skin.”
Here are some of the key verdicts from Hogarth’s week-by-week transformation:
WEEK ONE: “My skin is red and flushed, all the way down my décolletage,” Hogarth told the Daily Mail. “More worryingly, I don’t remember thinking my skin actually looked this bad.”
WEEK TWO: “I’m sleeping for longer in the mornings and getting up less frequently during the night,” Hogarth told the Daily Mail.
“It might have helped that it was also the school holidays, so the children were sleeping in as well, but I am definitely waking up feeling brighter and more alert.”
WEEK THREE: “When my mother visited this week, she said how less blotchy I was looking — success!” Hogarth told the Daily Mail. “A friend also said my skin tone looked more even.”
WEEK FOUR: Hogarth shed 3 lbs. and her face looks slimmer. “On the whole, the month has sailed by,” she told the Daily Mail. “I’m going to try and stick to the no drinking rule — or at least cut out alcohol during the week.”
Read the complete story here and get Dr. Lowe’s take on Hogarth’s progress.
Tell us: What do you think of this transformation?
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