Need a cocktail? Here are some ways to enjoy an end-of-the-week drink (or two) without sacrificing your skin’s dewy soft radiance. The key? Mind your mixers: don’t go for overly sugary or caffeinated sodas or juices (step away from the Red Bull, people). Instead, wash down your booze with these skin-boosting ingredients:
Cucumber: Cucumber is hydrating and cooling, known to soothe skin irritations and smooth uneven complexions. Try: a cucumber gin martini.
Green Tea: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that fend off free radicals. It’s also been shown to have anti-aging benefits. Try: a green tea gimlet.
Lemon: Lemon is detoxifying and cleansing – it actually stimulates the liver. Think of it as vodka’s skin balancer. Try: a boozy sparkling lemonade.
Grapefruit: Grapefruit contains citric acid that acts as a natural exfoliator. It’s also packed with vitamins and can help heal acne. Try: a Charleston Fizz