Too many drinks left you feeling major after effects? Plastic surgeon Dr. Miranda from Pacific Plastic Surgery Group shares how to fight back from the effects of alcohol on skin.
Saving Face: In addition to leaving you with a killer AM headache, too much alcohol also strips your skin of moisture leaving it looking dull & clogged (similar to how skin looks after sleeping in a face full of makeup). (Want better skin? 6 mistakes you're making)
Before Bed: After a long night out on the town, be sure to wash your face as thoroughly as possible before hopping into bed (at the very least use cleansing wipes, such as Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. (read review)
Woke Up with Swollen Eyes To calm down those puffy peepers in the morning, soak some cotton pads in a chilled mixture of green and black tea, then place the pads over your eyes for 10 minutes. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Research has shown that one polyphenol in particular, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (or EGCG for short), specifically inhibits the body's inflammatory response. In short, green tea is the ticket for reducing that post-bender swelling. (DIY: Puffy Eye Treatment)
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Road Trips Up Your Skin Cancer Risk: According to a study at St Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri, facial skin cancers occur more often on the left side - the side that's next to the car window while you're driving. (read more)
About Dr. Miranda:Dr. Edward P. Miranda is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in high risk surgeries and offers the full range of modern cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. After graduating from medical school at Cornell, Dr. Miranda did residency training in general surgery at the University Of California San Francisco and became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Miranda is a native of New York City and now practices in San Francisco, California and serves clients from Northern California and beyond. He is also affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, California.