What are the Stress Effects of Drinking on your Skin?
Your body goes through a lot when it processes alcohol.
The amount of stress drinking puts on your system is astounding. The most obvious affect of this stress is that head-pounding hangover you'll be nursing, but did you know the same thing that causes your hangover is hurting your skin?
Dehydration due to drinking robs your skin of the natural nutrients it needs most. Your body is exerting so much energy filtering the alcohol out of your system that it can't afford to give your skin, or the rest of your body for that matter, the hydration it needs.
Drinking lots of water is the best way to get your skin back in tip-top shape after a night at your local "watering hole." But, in a pinch, using a moisturizing cream will help give your skin what it needs most – a break.