OK – we’re not talking about alcohol on your skin here but the amount that you consume.
Excessive consumption of alcohol is detrimental to your general health but it also affects the condition of your skin as well.
It’s not unusual to be able to spot a heavy drinker by the color of their nose and this redness that appears on their nose is associated with broken blood vessels.
While it might take a considerable amount of alcohol to create this condition, every time you drink a little too much alcohol you are adding to the damage that is occurring to your skin.
With a deficiency of the B vitamins that is associated with excessive alcohol consumption, the skin loses some of its condition and this can cause all sorts of problems, from a change in complexion, to a less healthy sallow tone to the appearance of skin spots and discoloration.
The blood vessels in the skin dilate and this is what causes them to break and result in permanent redness in areas such as the nose.
For your skin to remain vibrant you need to remain hydrated and each time you consume alcohol you are dehydrating your body and that includes your skin.
It is not sufficient for you to expect to counter this dehydration by using moisturizers, as these won’t address the problem that is happening under the skin and the body as a whole.
The occasional drink of alcohol or drinking in moderation won’t have much affect at all but you can expect to age faster if you drink more than a reasonable amount regularly.
A night on the town with a few too many drinks can make for a sorry sight the next morning with puffy eyes due to water retention so try to counter the effects of alcohol but consuming at least an equal quantity of water throughout the night to remain hydrated.