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How Does Alcohol Affect My Skin?

June 17, 2021

With summer days being longer and lockdown restrictions lifting a little, this will undoubtedly lead to an increase in eating out and more social gatherings leading to a dangerous mixture of poor diet choices and an increase in alcohol consumption. We all know how badly alcohol effects the body, but do you know the effect it has on our skin?

Almost 78% of the UK population drink more than they want or intend to, according to a new online YouGov report.

The skin is the largest organ in the human body and consuming alcohol is one of the most damaging things we can do to it, we all know that overexposure to sun is dangerous however Alcohol is also a danger. This is because Alcohol is a toxin and it can contribute to bad liver function,  immunity and cell damage and poor immunity all of which have lasting impacting on the quality, appearance and ageing of our skin. 


As anyone who has ever over indulged will tell you alcohol is incredibly dehydrating, this is due to the fact alcohol is a Not only is a diuretic that zap’s all of the water out of our body this makes it more difficult to rehydrate after a drinking session. This is what causes your dry skin and your fine lines and wrinkles. 

Inflammation & Premature Ageing 

Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to inflammation of the skin as the alcohol brings the blood to the tissue causing inflammation that’s harmful to the skin. 

This causes those patches of blotchiness, redness, ruddiness that you get after overindulging. 

We are not saying to quit alcohol altogether, however if you make sensible choices and stay hydrated drink lots of water Before, during and after you drink alcohol. Staying hydrated will help you get rid of the toxins and replenish your dehydrated skin and it will help to reduce the ageing effect. 

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Here at the Harrogate clinic, we offer a range of treatment options to help restore your skin call us on 

01423 637172 to book your consultation and discover the best treatment for you. 

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