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5 Skin Moisture Zappers

What's in Your Glass

You may not know it, but some of the beverages you drink may be zapping the moisture from your skin, essentially drying your skin from the inside out. Alcohol is one of these moisture zappers. For some people, there's nothing quite as relaxing as sipping on a beer or cocktail after a long day at work. But the effects of your after-work cocktail might create more stress for you in the long run. Because alcohol is a diuretic, it causes the body to flush out its much-needed water content as you digest it.

You can also add this popular beverage to your list of things to avoid: coffee. Like alcohol, coffee is a diuretic. Downing cups of coffee will send you to the bathroom frequently -- and send your body's moisture level down the drain. If you're concerned about the health and moisture of your skin, you'll want to make conscious choices about the beverages you drink. Try limiting your alcohol and coffee consumption to just a few times a week.

To get that healthy glow, there's no way around it: You'll have to drink lots of water. Incidentally, that's what our next tip is about.