THE SKIN HAN­GOVER

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Skin look­ing hag­gard? “Drink­ing al­co­hol causes de­hy­dra­tion, lead­ing to dry, cracked, ir­ri­tated skin,” says Joshua Ze­ich­ner, MD, di­rec­tor of Cos­metic and Clin­i­cal Re­search in the De­part­ment of Der­ma­tol­ogy at Mount Si­nai Hos­pi­tal in New York City. “Al­co­hol low­ers the body’s lev­els of an­tiox­i­dants, too,” Dr. Ze­ich­ner adds. That means hun­gover skin is more sus­cep­ti­ble to en­vi­ron­men­tal stres­sors like UV light, pol­lu­tion, and cig­a­rette smoke. Wash your face with a gen­tle cleanser, then ap­ply a serum with top­i­cal an­tiox­i­dants, like vi­ta­mins C and E, fer­ulic acid, and green tea. Don’t for­get to mois­tur­ize!

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