01.08.2021

'I'm a Dermatologist, and This Is Exactly What Happens To Your Skin When You Quit Drinking'

'I'm a Dermatologist, and This Is Exactly What Happens To Your Skin When You Quit Drinking' Photo Courtesy Well & Good

You heard it here first: “Dry January is fabulous for skin care,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York.

Avoiding alcohol—even for just 31 days—offers some significant benefits for your complexion. “Alcohol, generally, isn’t good for your skin,” says Dr. Nazarian. Research has shown that regular consumption of alcohol causes vitamin deficiency, tissue damage, disruption of inflammatory responses, and decreased collagen production, which can show itself through puffiness under your eyes, volume loss in the middle of your face, and more visible blood vessels in your cheeks (all of which are considered “signs of aging”). Alcohol also impairs your skin’s own antioxidant defenses, which means it isn’t as well-prepped to protect itself from environmental stressors.

Read the full story at Well & Good | Skin Care Tips.