Alcohol Makes Your Face Look Strange And There's A Reason Why
There's nothing worse than waking up after a night of heavy drinking. Your head is pounding, your body feels like it was hit by a truck, and your face... well, it's a nightmare. Your skin looks red and puffy, and all around you look like a mess. What exactly is going on?
You wake up with horrible cotton mouth and there's one thing on your mind: water. Your skin needs it too. Alcohol decreases the amount ofÂ anti-diuretic hormoneÂ (ADH) yourÂ body makes, so just like the rest of your body, your skin gets dehydrated. Make sure you haveÂ glasses of waterÂ in between drinks.
When you drink heavily, you deplete your body of nutrients. Without Vitamin A, your skin loses its glow and it looks dull instead. Make sure that you getÂ Vitamin AÂ backÂ into your body at brunch with dairy, meat or colorful vegetables.Â
Yep, a fat face happens after a night of drinking, since without water and nutrients in your system, your skinÂ swells up.Â Alcohol is also extremely high in sugar, and having a drink heavy in sugar leads toÂ water retention, which causes your face toÂ bloat.Â
Alcohol increases blood flow, which causes dilation in your face'sÂ blood vessels...thusÂ resulting in a red face. Careful, because excessive drinking can lead to permanent damage.Â
Alcohol disturbs a good nights sleep in many ways. It reduces the amount of essentialÂ REMÂ (rapid-eye-movement) sleep you get, which makes you tired the nextÂ morning. While sleeping in until noon seems nice, it isn't making any difference, since you will most likely only have one or two REM cycles anyway.