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If you’ve ever looked in the mirror the morning after an epic night out, you know exactly what all that "fun" did to your skin. The effects may not be that noticeable in your invincible 20s. You may even choose to ignore them in your 30s, but a healthy nightlife does, unfortunately, take its toll on your complexion. Here’s how.

Drinking Excessive Alcohol

Overindulging in alcohol can lead to a host of issues, including skin problems. In the short term, you may experience flushing and dehydration, leading to dry skin, , sunken eyes, and sagging. Prolonged overconsumption can make these problems more persistent. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it may also increase your risk of developing new issues, such as rosacea and skin infections.

Moreover, studies suggest that excessive drinking can also weaken the immune system. A 2021 study by the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology cites that this lowers your body’s defenses, making the skin more at risk of the effects of . The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines heavy drinking as more than three drinks a day or more than seven drinks per week for women. 

Smoking and Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke

Nightlife in crowded bars and clubs filled with tobacco smoke can affect your skin. Smoking accelerates the skin aging process, apart from increasing a person’s risk of illnesses. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, smokers are also more prone to inflammatory skin diseases than non-smokers.

Long-term effects include dry skin, a gray complexion, dark eyes, prominent wrinkles, and , notes the International Journal of Dermatology. Second-hand smoke, which the CDC defines as smoke coming from the cigarette and blown out by the smoker, can also contribute to these issues.

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Not Getting Enough Sleep

Anyone who has a loves the nightlife likely does not get enough – which is an actual thing that's good for your skin. A study from the University of Paris found that consecutive nights of less than six hours of sleep affect your skin’s hydration, pH level, color, and brightness. The National Library of Medicine notes that poor sleep quality increases cortisol levels and sebum production, triggering acne breakouts. 

Munching on Bar Chow

You can't keep track of snacking while hanging out with friends. Standard bar chow – peanuts, crisps, fries, and the like – have high amounts of sodium, which can affect your skin. A Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology study found that salty foods can worsen acne and that people with acne usually consume more sodium than those without. On top of this, too much salty food can make you appear puffy and bloated.

Not Drinking Enough Water

Let’s be honest: the chances of you watching your hydration levels at a bar are pretty low. Unless you can muster the discipline to drink water in between shots, you’re prone to dehydration. It means your skin would be lacking in water, too. This side effect manifests in dullness, itching, dark undereye circles, and fine lines.

After a long night, . On extra grimy days, start with Eskinol Pimple Relief Micellar Water. with Eskinol Pimple Relief Facial Wash to help soothe and brighten pimple-prone skin. It has cica from Korea and to prevent acne breakouts without being overly drying.

To brighten and protect your skin, pat on Eskinol Pimple Relief Serum all over your face and spot-treat zits with Eskinol Pimple Relief Spot Gel Corrector.

Fortunately, lifestyle adjustments such as taking a break from nightlife activities can have a significant impact on your complexion. Getting enough sleep, replenishing fluids after sweating, and eating healthily can help your skin recover.