What are the effects of Alcohol drinking on the skin. Does it damage the skin and if it does can the damage from alcohol consumption be reversed?
I drink alcohol and to compensate for the fact that I do, I am otherwise very health conscious and I speak for a lot of people. I eat bad stuff in moderation, watch my salt intake, never, ever smoked, workout regularly and in general seem to think I take good care of myself. Its all about moderation and living a healthy lifestyle overall. Having a few drinks a week does not mean "unhealthy".Help:
I agree with all the above excellent info.
In addition, I think that ppl who drink to excess and generally aren't health conscious, don't take care of their skin as well as those who are proactive about their health. Hard to avoid that 2nd-hand smoke sitting on a barstool, too. OOPs! I guess we aren't allowed to light up anymore inside tho. But you get the idea.
A healthy lifestyle overall makes a big difference in what effect alcohol and smoking will have on skin. I was vegetarian and health conscious during the seven years that my marriage lasted, and then completely forgot all about taking care of myself during the divorce (almost three years), and am now back to being health conscious, and my skin still looks very good. There are other factors that contribute, the amount of time the person has engaged in healthfully offensive behaviour, the amount of the behaviour (are they drinking bottles of vodka every night, or is it one or two drinks every few days?), and what their overall health and lifestyle were like !
Wow- please tell me you were under 25 and able to do that?Just thinking about staying up all night makes me tired, then to add alcohol on top of it wwwooooooowwwwwweeeeee!!! Maybe back in my college days, but not anymore could I drink all night and get up pop some advil and get on with my day. Just having one drink gives me a hangover the next day! Maybe Im a light weight-
Very good point, indeed. Well hydrated skin does not age as quickly (also while people with oilier skin tend not to wrinkle as quickly), and poorly hydrated skin loses its elasticity (suppleness) and its glow very quickly.Alcohol has a diuretic effect on the body in general - it hastens the elimination of water. I would think that this would rob the skin of needed hydration.