What does alcohol do to your skin? Dermats offers insights | Fashion trends

A glass of wine or an alcoholic drink helps us relax and unwind after a long day at work. It also helps us calm our mind and body and avoid stress at work or at home. But it can also negatively affect the skin. Speaking to HT Lifestyle, Dr. Deepthi Ravishankar MD, a dermatologist and cosmetologist, said, “In search of perfect skin, we try many different serums, creams, facials, and skin procedures, but fall short on that goal. The reasoning behind this may be something that most don’t consider. People are a threat to their skin. Yes, you heard it right! Alcohol can be one of those agents that can cause various adverse effects and changes in the skin when taken regularly.”

Dr. Sonakshi S, Consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist, Ara Skin Clinic, Bengaluru, noted the main effects of alcohol on the skin:

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drying: Alcohol removes fluids in the skin, which increases the appearance of wrinkles, dryness and sagging skin. Dehydrated skin can look dry and unhealthy, both in skin tone and texture. Dehydrated skin can also lead to dry, dull skin and enlarged pores.

ignition: Inflammation on the skin can lead to skin diseases such as increased redness or redness of the skin, acne, spots, puffiness, rosacea (alcohol consumption can exacerbate rosacea).

Excessive oil productionAlcoholic drinks, especially cocktails and wine, are high in sugar, which stimulates the hormone IGF-1, which in turn causes your skin to overproduce oil, increasing your chances of developing acne.

immune suppressionAlcohol may also suppress the immune system and release inflammatory cytokines resulting in inflammation, water retention, puffy eyes, and exacerbation of rosacea, acne, and psoriasis.

sagging skinAcetaldehyde in alcohol also causes DNA damage, collagen breakdown, and increased pigment melanin, which leads to enlarged pores, fine lines, sagging skin and pigmentation.

dark circles: “Alcohol is also known to affect fluid retention and puffiness of the face and eyes. It disrupts your normal sleep rhythms and can make you restless throughout the night. Dr. Depthy Ravishankar Dr. said.

How do we reverse the effects of alcohol on the skin?

drink waterDermatologists recommend drinking plenty of water. This will also help improve blood flow throughout the skin and enable it to appear healthy and plump.

Exercise: Regular exercise can help boost blood circulation and lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Supplements: Including nutritional supplements in your diet can encourage cell regeneration which is often blocked in case of excessive drinking.

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