Many of us know that after a night of drinking, we might awake to our skin feeling dehydrated & tired. So what really happens when you consume an alcoholic beverage? Drinking alcohol causes facial blood vessels to dilate. In fact, drinking too much can cause the vessels to dilate permanently, causing red, spidery veins. If you have a pre-existing condition, excessive alcohol use can worsen it. Vogue magazine states,“Drinking is classified as two drinks a day. There’s a huge amount of damage to the skin that occurs; alcohol affects any mucous membrane from the pancreas and liver to the skin.”

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This means, your skin will appear less plump and fresh the morning after your drink alcohol. Over time, your skin will lose elasticity and form wrinkles due to a lack of hydration. “Additionally, alcohol can have a huge negative impact on your vitamin A level, which is a very important antioxidant for your skin and bod, and it is vital in the regeneration of new cells. Vitamin A is also extremely important in the production of collagen. When you have lower amounts of collagen you lose elasticity in your skin. Collagen and elasticity keep your skin supple, taut and looking young.

Alcohol dehydrates your body generally, including the skin – your body’s largest organ – Drinkaware.co.uk

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