How Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Skin


Have you taken a selfie or looked in the mirror recently, only to be disappointed that your skin doesn’t look as good as it once did? Do you notice some lines and dry patches, or perhaps some redness? But before you attempt to find ways to get rid of wrinkles and those other issues, it may be best to address the cause first. If you drink alcohol as a habit, then it may be the cause of your skin woes.


Effects of alcohol on skin

Like many people who want better skin, you probably want to try many different products for get rid of wrinkles It’s certainly tempting to buy all the creams and serums that promise a healthy glow. But no matter what products you apply, they won’t work if you can’t give up or at least reduce your alcohol consumption.


That’s because alcohol is among the most aggressive compounds that can destroy the skin. It can cause inflammation and dehydration, making the skin look drier and wrinkles more pronounced.


Alcohol affects mucous membranes in your pancreas and liver, ultimately causing dehydration as it takes fluid from your skin. Drinking causes the tissues to be inflamed too, and systemic inflammation to your skin causes a histamine reaction that leads to redness and a flushed look. It may not seem like a big deal, but down the line, in about six months to a year, you might notice that the redness on your face has become permanent because of continuous drinking.


On top of all these, alcohol is also known to worsen certain conditions like rosacea, acne, and dullness. Here are the many other consequences of drinking alcohol for your complexion:

  • Dark circles

  • Bloating and puffiness

  • Cellulitis

  • Hives

  • Sensitivity to the sun

How to repair the damage

If you’ve been drinking more than the usual amounts of alcohol for a long time and you want to get rid of wrinkles and all the other bad effects of alcohol from your body, there’s still hope. If you can’t quit, there are still things you can do besides investing in good skin care. Staying hydrated with water is one of the obvious ways to counter dehydration, but beyond that, you should also try these things:


Regular exercise

Physical activity will improve blood flow throughout your skin to keep it healthy. Sweating helps clear the pores, too!


Take supplements

Alcohol drains vitamin A from your body and is an essential vitamin for cell turnover. You might want to take a daily supplement that can encourage cell regeneration and balance to the skin, such as vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B6, E, and Omega 3s.


Be faithful to your skincare routine

Just because you’re coming home from a late-night of drinking, that doesn’t mean you should skip your skincare routine and go straight to bed. DMK Skincare offers a range of easy-to-use and nourishing skin care products to help your skin regenerate as you sleep. These products include rich moisturisers with soothing and hydrating ingredients and antioxidants. If you would like to know which products would benefit your skin by having a personalised skin consultation, get in touch.