Blotchy Skin and Under-eye Bags: Limit Alcohol!

According to an expert, alcohol is a toxin and hardly has any nutritional value

By Shahnaz Husain 

Alcohol also has a detrimental effect on our health and beauty. According to an expert, alcohol is a toxin and hardly has any nutritional value. Taken regularly and in excessive amounts, it can also affect the health and the appearance, in terms of accumulation of toxins. This can affect the kidneys, leading to retention of fluids and problems like under-eye bags and even dull, discoloured blotchy skin.

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and much thinner than most other areas of the face.  It has no oil glands and has a fine texture. That is why it is one of the first areas to manifest the signs of ageing, like under-eye bags. Chronic puffiness is usually referred to as under-eye bags. For chronic under-eye bags, you should consult your doctor to ensure that your kidneys and sinuses are functioning well. Sometimes, doctors advise reduced salt intake and lifestyle changes. But this is for the doctor to decide.

On the other hand, puffiness can also reflect nutritional deficiencies. Neglecting to remove eye make-up at night or leaving the cream on around the eyes when you sleep, can also result in puffy eyes.

For puffiness, you can try some simple home remedies. Apply a compress of iced water or cold milk directly over closed lids and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.

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