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    Bottoms Up: Know What Those Pungent Alcoholic Drinks Do To Your Skin

    Be it office parties or weekend parties, alcoholic drinks finds a way to our stomach. But what about the aftermath of consuming these delicious drinks? Find out why liquor is bad for your skin!  
    Updated at - 2020-03-03,15:58 IST
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    Everything has its good and bad pursuit, so does over alcoholic drinks! While the delicious Margarita Mondays and Thirsty Thursdays feel worth savouring, your skin may not be liking it as much as your taste palates. Despite using the best serums, creams and face washes, alcohol badly affects your skin’s health. Reportedly, a few dermatologists have named alcohol as one of the most aggressive compounds, capable of destroying one’s skin. Other than early ageing, there are several other issues that alcohol causes, such as. 



    Pimples and puffiness are as common as hangover headaches. It is because alcohol increases the inflammation by changing the hormonal milieu of the skin. All these results to acne, redness other skin problems. Defiantly you must have felt that burning effect after you gulp down your shots, the same inflammation also causes breakouts on the surface of the skin. Also, one can’t ignore the high sugar content that is available in the alcoholic drinks, it does no good for your skin and causes visible skin problems.   



    We all know that alcohol is highly dehydrating for one’s body and skin. Alcohol is called diuretics, a substance that causes an increment in urine production. By drinking liquor you end up dehydrated and make you more vulnerable to rehydrate. This leaves your skin in a bad position, mostly patchy, flaky and in a few cases with fine lines too. If you are witnessing a lot of visible pores on the surface of the skin, you can thank your pina colada for that too. 

    Make Smart Choices

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    We are not asking you too completely give up on your drinks, but at least you can make smart choices. While different drinks have a different impact on skin, as per the media reports a few drinks such as vodka, gin, and tequilas are relatively less harmful to the skin. This is because they tend to come out of you quickly. Red wine is also not bad for health, as it happens to contain antioxidants, such as polyphenols and resveratrol. 

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    Possible Measures 

    While drinking less is the best way to overcome skin problems that happen because of drinking, sticking by a good skincare routine is the best option. If you are already suffering from damages, don’t worry, make efforts to bounce back. You can either consult dermatologists or can also patiently abide by a few effective home remedies.

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    Besides, that does follow a skincare regime that helps your skin stay healthy. For example, most of us skip washing face after coming back from parties and drinking alcohol. Such habits can make the situation worst. Remember no matter what never go to bed without taking off makeup. 


    Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at

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