Alcohol is a toxin with little nutrient value and can contribute to poorer liver function, reduced immunity, hormone disruption, cell damage and insulin issues all impacting on the quality, appearance and ageing of your skin. Alcohol is also a diuretic, so you can lose plenty of skin cell-loving water from the body quite rapidly, leaving your skin dehydrated and dull. Not what you wanted to hear is it?
Alcohol dehydrates your body generally, including the skin – your body’s largest organ. This happens every time you drink. Drinking too much is also thought to deprive the skin of vital vitamins and nutrients. Over time, drinking heavily can have other, more permanent, detrimental effects on your skin. Rosacea, a skin disorder that starts with a tendency to blush and flush easily and can eventually lead to facial disfigurement, is linked to alcohol.
Alcohol can also cause your face to look bloated and puffy. You might find it bloats your stomach too. And then there’s the cellulite; many believe the toxins in alcohol contribute to its build up.
If you didn’t manage to take your make-up off, you’ll be more prone to spots too. Never mind your bloodshot eyes. Why not cut down on alcohol and help preserve those good looks?
By: Dammy Eneli
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