The story goes like this: it is Friday night, you are having the best time with your friends, you are chatting, dancing and drinking cocktails. And while the next morning your head burns from the alcohol you may also notice several pimples on your face. Well, the truth is that alcohol is one of the worst, most aggressive compounds to destroy your skin. Here is what it really does to your skin:
- Alcohol causes breakouts.
Alcoholic drinks are high in sugar (especially the white wines and the cocktails) and if you drink too much you will definitely end up with acne, whiteheads and other skin lesions. Alcohol also affects your hormones which may cause your skin to produce more oil, resulting in shiny and pimply face.
- It dehydrates the skin.
Just as alcohol dehydrates the body and causes thirst, it also dehydrates the skin, causing it to lose it gorgeous appearance. Dehydrated skin looks unhealthy and dry, and it may look even more bad if your skin is naturally dry. Remember, hydration is extremely important if you want to have glowing and healthy skin.
- It causes premature aging.
Evidence has shown that drinking alcohol can accelerate the aging process, in which the symptoms of aging (wrinkles and fine lines) appear earlier than normal. Always keep that in mind!
- Alcohol leads to puffy eyes.
Excessive drinking can cause your eye area to become puffy and swollen. Never forget to apply an eye cream to prevent the unhealthy look that it can cause to your face.
- Blotchy redness.
Alcohol can cause broken capillaries in the face, resulting in red and blotchy appearance that does not look pretty. Researches showed that the red vine contains some chemicals that dilates blood vessels even further, so stay away from it if you want to avoid red and blotchy face.