You might have heard about dry January if not then here is a heads up for you.
What is Dry January?
Dry January means an alcohol-free month-long break. It’s an annual campaign that started in 2013 and is run by Alcohol Change UK worldwide. More than 4,300 people pledged not to drink any alcohol for the entire month. And yes, “dry” means giving up alcohol for a month, no cheat days; it's a committed step toward healthier living, especially for those looking to reassess their relationship with alcohol.
Benefits of Dry January
Embarking on Dry January can yield a myriad of benefits:
Glowing and Brighter looking Skin - Alcohol, a known diuretic, is eliminated faster by your body than when you drink water, leaving the skin dry and lacklustre. It becomes thus harder for your body to remain hydrated, and as a result your skin will become dry, cracked and peeled.
Alcohol consumption has the potential to increase hormones like oestrogen and cortisol in your body which causes breakouts and other skin issues. Additionally, toxins in alcohol exacerbate skin issues and speed up skin’s ageing process.
Quality Sleep - A good sleep is very important not only for your health but also for your skin. You may notice that when you drink alcohol you will feel dizzy and you will fall asleep in a flash. But after a few hours, you will have restless nights interrupted by alcohol-induced trips to the bathroom. Dry January participants enjoyed better sleep quality and a higher level of energy during the day, setting the stage for productive mornings and revitalised skin. A good night of sleep can help you get up and workout in the morning.
Saving Money - Cutting alcohol from your routine not only benefits your health but also your wallet. Financials in January can be tough and tyed. Between Christmas gifts and New Year's parties, our bank account is also feeling a bit tipsy.
Consider the savings from daily alcohol expenses—an opportunity to invest in other aspects of your life. By cutting out alcohol you can save a lot of money and invest in memories you will remember. If you want financial improvement this year, cut out alcohol.
Strong Immune System - Studies highlight the detrimental effects of alcohol on the immune system. From acute respiratory distress syndromes to inflammation and increased susceptibility to infections, abstaining from alcohol can bolster your body's natural defence mechanisms. Therefore, if you stop drinking alcohol, ultimately you can make your immune system stronger.
Learning self-control - The purpose of dry-January is all about leaving bad habits behind and starting a new year with good and healthy habits that could improve your lifestyle. Although we agree that it’s very hard to change any habit, there is nothing in this world that you cannot do. Temptation is everywhere but by practising self-control you can strengthen yourself and can achieve anything. Though breaking habits is challenging, with the right mindset, you can overcome temptation and embrace positive change.
Enhanced Mental Health - Alcohol's depressive effects affect your brain's natural level of happiness that is why most people feel low, sad and anxious after drinking. By steering clear of alcohol, you open the door to mental health improvement and a more balanced mental state. For improving your mental health we always recommend meditation and yoga.
Stay Hydrated - Alcohol interferes with the body's water management system, leading to dehydration. As we mentioned in a recent article, alcohol reduces the production of ADH which is responsible for managing water percentage on the body. When you drink alcohol your body starts losing its fluid and electrolytes and as a result your body becomes dehydrated.
Opting for water or juice instead keeps your body hydrated and your skin glowing.
Commit to Dry January
As you navigate the journey of Dry January, remember that your skin deserves the same care and attention as your body. At MaGéAu Naturel, we're committed to holistic wellness, inside and out. Our skincare philosophy revolves around nurturing your skin with nature's finest ingredients, ensuring it radiates with health and vitality.
As you embark on Dry January, consider complementing your alcohol-free lifestyle with a skincare routine tailored to your skin's unique needs. From hydrating serums to rejuvenating masks, our products harness the power of natural botanicals to unveil your skin's true potential.
Join us in embracing Dry January as more than just a detox for your body—it's an opportunity to renew your skin's glow and vitality. Together, let's toast to a month of self-care and wellness, inside and out. Experience the MaGéAu Naturel difference and discover skincare that celebrates your natural beauty.
Here's to a luminous, alcohol-free January and beyond. Cheers to healthier, happier skin with MaGéAu Naturel.