It can be easy to overlook the things we drink when it comes to what's triggering acne on the skin. First and foremost, hydration is so important for the skin...in terms of moisture and internally!
Aim to drink 3 liters to 1 gallon of water per day. This may seem like a lot, but drinking more water is essential to maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. It plumps up fine lines, reduces dark under eye circles, brightens skin tone, and prevents dryness and irritation in general, as well as from active skincare products.
- Sweet cocktails
- Alcohol with high sugar content
- Dry wines (extra brut, brut, extra dry)
- Cocktails with lower sugar content
- Sports Drinks
- Electrolytes Drinks
- Filtered Water
- Unsweetened Coconut Water
- A pinch of salt in your beverage
- Juice with Added Sugars
- Energy Drinks
- Sparkling water (watch out for added sugar)
- Lemon/lime water
- Unsweetened ice tea
Note! When consuming alcohol or caffeine, limit yourself to one glass/cup and make sure you drink additional water to compensate. When it comes to coffee, keep in mind that sugar and dairy/soy cream are also acne triggers.