3 tips to limit the effects of alcohol on the skin – Elle

Published on March 27, 2023 at 3:19 p.m.

3 tips to limit the effects of alcohol on the skin

3 tips to limit the effects of alcohol on the skin – © istock /Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury

After a crazy evening, many people see pimples and other imperfections appear on their skin. Our solutions.

After opening one eye, then a second, regrets (and sometimes shame) overwhelm you. Yes, you drank too much last night. And yes, you will regret it. On the program: headache, Instagram story to delete and pimples. Indeed, after a drunken evening – we remind you that alcohol should be consumed in moderation – many are prone to imperfections. “Alcohol causes skin dehydration, accelerated skin aging with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also the appearance of redness,” explains Dr Nadine Pomarède, dermatologist at the DermoMedicalCenter. Indeed, alcoholic beverages promote certain existing skin problems such as acne, psoriasis or rosacea. Obviously, it is important to dissociate occasional consumption from regular consumption of alcohol. However, certain excesses can have real consequences on the skin.

How to limit the effect of alcohol on our skin?

To prevent us from aggravating certain skin problems, there are a few things to know. In prevention, we avoid or limit the cigarette/alcohol mixture which will only make the situation worse. Another tip? The glass of water technique. “Alcohol being diuretic, it dehydrates the skin. It is recommended to drink twice as much water to compensate for dehydration. Finally, we put on a good care routine: gentle cleansing and the application of a moisturizer whose texture must be adapted to your skin type, ”concludes the dermatologist.

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