What happens at the office New Year’s party does not always stay at the office New Year’s party. When you drag yourself out of bed New Year’s Day, your over-indulgences may be written all over your face – literally.
Too much seasonal good cheer wreaks havoc. Alcohol dehydrates your body generally, especially the skin – your body’s largest organ. Comprised of multiple layers of water-based cells, your skin cells are particularly susceptible to the dehydration caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Too much caffeine and sugar can also contribute to dehydration.
On the cellular level, all of our body’s processes depend on water. Without enough of it, we starve ourselves of moisture; we lose elasticity and suppleness. You can see it on your face. Dehydrated skin means there is a loss or reduction of bodily fluids; chapped lips, sunken eyes, dry or sticky mouth, headaches and general fatigue result. Why start your New Year in such a state?
Preventing dehydration starts with plenty of water and good, healthy foods. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium all work together to maintain hydration in the body and in the skin. The essential fatty acids found in fish, walnuts, flax seeds will also keep you healthy and hydrated.
You don’t have to be a party pooper in order to avoid dehydration, but moderation helps. And when you do don your holiday party formals, hydrate with a little Blossom Water before, during and after the celebration. All of our flavors look fabulous in a champagne glass.