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How does alcohol affect your skin?👀

Heavy or excessive intake can dilate blood vessels and capillaries. Over time, the dilatation and weakening of the fragile capillary walls can cause them to expand and burst.

The stereotype of a heavy ingestion comes with a red face, and there's a reason for that. Alcohol dilates blood vessels, which allows more blood to flow near the surface of your skin and give your face a red appearance.

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can cause flushing, irritation on a person’s face. Drinking alcohol

causes facial flushing, which can worsen rosacea symptoms.

In most people, drinking alcohol is not the cause of rosacea. However, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, drinking alcohol can increase a person’s risk of developing.

Alcohol can also dehydrate the skin by stripping the tissues of essential water, making the skin dull and dry. When dehydrated, the skin is in an inflammatory state that accelerates the aging process. Furthermore, excessive alcohol results in a rapid and sustained rise in blood sugar, which causes physiology to damage skin proteins (collagen).

Consumption of alcohol creates free radicals that can damage the skin's structure and lead to wrinkling. So if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy, it's best to avoid or to moderate.

The constant contraction of blood vessels as well as the constant deprivation of oxygen and water in the tissues quickly make the skin look lifeless. It might be difficult for the skin to adjust and repair damage. 🍎

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