Many of us have been known to enjoy a tipple, or several.
But no matter your beverage of choice, unless you’ve got a magic power, you’ve likely seen signs of your big night on your skin the following day.
(If you do have a booze-erasing magic power, please turn yourself in to be studied by scientists immediately. Thank you.)
You might not want to hear it, but the simple truth is: drinking alcohol isn't doing great things for your skin. And if you’re consuming lots of it, all the serums in the world aren’t going to be able to counteract the effects.
We believe being informed is key (even if only to have the knowledge stored somewhere in the back of our brains). Thankfully for all of us, Hannah and Jo spoke to dermatologist Dr Philip Tong on a recent Beauty IQ Uncensored episode to ask the big questions about the alcohol effects on skin.
Turns out, there are four main ways alcohol can affect your skin. Keep scrolling to learn all about it. Sorry.
Alcohol Effects on Skin.
1. Alcohol and Pimples.
Ever noticed your skin hosting more breakouts than normal after drinking? Blame it on the alcohol.
“Patients who’ve had a big night out do tend to get breakouts the following day or the following few days. The alcohol can have detrimental effects on the skin, particularly in relation to skin dryness,” says Dr Tong.
“It can cause skin to be drier and when the skin is dry, the immune system kicks in and starts to ramp things up... and you can get more breakouts.”
You can listen to Hannah and Jo's full alcohol vs skin chat with dermatologist Dr Philip Tong in this episode of the Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast below!