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Dry January done and dusted? Any skin improvement?

10th February 2015

Image source: http://www.thejournal.ie/poll-alcohol-january-1254068-Jan2014/

If you've been doing dry January and are affected by acne, did you notice any difference in our skin? Why is that? Here are all the reasons why alcohol can have consequences on your skin and recommendations to decrease the number of pimples.

What happens?

When drinking alcohol, you're immune system is disturbed and therefore will not fight against the bacteria on your skin which will only trigger the production of breakouts.

Your hormones can also play games whist drinking. Indeed, when you drink your body tries to convert the carbs from your drink which will highly increase the sugar in your blood. Your body tries to keep up with what you drink but unfortunately will process extra carbs and create an instability with your hormones. The consequence of such instability will cause spot on your face.

Alcohol also reduces the levels of vitamin A which are vital for your skin and body to keep healthy. Unfortunately, this goes hand in hand with the effect of alcohol in your liver and is unable to reduce the number of harmful toxins.


You might think that stop drinking will be the best solution to your acne. It certainly is a great step forward. However there are other little imperfections that need to be taken care of as we all know it can be difficult for you to stop.

  • Cleansing your face with hot water will help to improve the blood flows beneath the skin.
  • Drinking water if you are drinking. Your body needs to stay hydrated and keep the toxins away.
  • Avoid drinks with a lot of sugar in them.
  • Make sure you have your five a day and that you are taking enough vitamins. Just by having some fresh air and sunshine will give you Vitamin D.

Nevertheless, if you feel that your acne is persevering do book an appointment with one of our dermatologist to receive the best treatment.

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