How alcohol affects your skin

Drinking damages skin. We presume most people know how alcohol affects them, so I hope this isn't a buzzkill. A big night out causes raccoon eyes the following morning.

Alcohol dehydrates the body, which seems counterintuitive. Alcohol, when metabolized, produces acetaldehyde, which is hazardous to human tissues and skin, explains Spizuoco.

Imagine the impact of several benders on accelerated aging. Dehydrated skin wrinkles and lacks resilience, firmness, and suppleness.

Some individuals blush after one drink; others need a 12-pack. Alcohol dilates blood capillaries by releasing histamine, says Spizuoco. "This causes skin redness."

Acne is another localized irritation induced by alcohol. Alcohol dilates pores, causing blackheads and whiteheads.

Alcohol affects several body systems, including sleep. By interfering with sleep, alcohol inhibits cellular regeneration.

Your eyes typically reveal a hangover. Dehydration, inflammation, and restlessness cause them. Dehydration and loss of firmness lead fat deposits beneath your eyes to sag.

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Alcohol affects several body systems, including sleep. By interfering with sleep, alcohol inhibits cellular regeneration.