The Highlight by LOOKFANTASTIC Nov/Dec 2022

Though we might place alcohol and sweets on the “naughty list”, letting your hair down does have its benefits. According to Clarissa Lenherr, nutritionist and gut health expert: “Physical contact can trigger the nervous system to release neurotransmitters that help to regulate our response to stress and anxiety.” But is there such thing as having too much fun? Government guidelines advise consuming no more than 14 units of alcohol per week * . Nutritionist Chermaine Samphire explains: “Alcohol causes dehydration, which can lead to water retention. It’s a toxin, so when you drink it, the body prioritises metabolising and removing it, leading to possible deficiencies of nutrients, including protein, needed to keep your hair, skin, and *SOURCE: NHS UK, Alcohol units, October 15 2021 H O L I D AY S P I R I T S LIFESTYLE ’T is the season for socialising. With office Christmas parties scheduled as early as November, we all look forward to getting merry on the mulled wine, often swapping the sprouts for sugary treats and waving goodbye to a full night’s sleep.