We all love a good tipple, especially on the weekend when all we want to do is kick back, relax and unwind after a long week of work. But drinking one of the nation's favourite drinks could be doing catastrophic damage to our skin
The liver, the kidneys, the neurological system… There are so areas of the body that are affected by alcohol! But did you know that it can also be bad for our skin? And some are worse than others! According to specialists, the worst one is red wine.
This could be surprising to some, as we also know of the numerous benefits that it can have on our health, thanks to its antioxidant properties.
What makes it so harmful to our skin is the combination of alcohol’s vasodilator effect and the harmful effects of sugar produced by fermented grapes.
Cocktails that mix alcohol with fruit juice and other sweet beverages aren’t as bad but should probably be avoided.
If you want to look after your skin, the best thing to do is to stop drinking. But if you crack, it’s best to stick to distilled spirits like vodka, tequila or gin. So there you go, you know how to look after your skin and keep your skin fresher at parties.
The abuse of alcohol is dangerous for your health. Drink with moderation.