Can Excessive Alcohol Consumption Cause Skin Problem?

Excessive alcohol consumption can cause adverse effects like vomiting, nausea, aggression, impaired decision-making, visual impairments, loss of consciousness, and more. It can even cause skin reactions including an outbreak of rashes.

Skin reactions like itching, flushing, redness, and rashes can range from mild to severe. Generally, these effects are rare but can occur after consuming alcohol due to drug interaction, genetics, pre-existing allergies, or how the alcohol was prepared & consumed. 

Skin reactions due to alcohol consumption are –

  • Flushing
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Acne
  • Swelling
  • Itchiness
  • Pain
  • Burning, tingling, or stinging sensations

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Drinking heavily has a diuretic effect causing dehydration of the skin. Skin with less moisture appears flaky, rough, and prone to itching & sensitivity. Alcohol produces free radicals that affect your skin structure causing skin lining or wrinkles. 

It even worsens the condition of psoriasis and rosacea. In rosacea blood vessels appear over time across the nose, forehead, chin, and cheeks. Alcohol can worsen the problem causing flare-ups, so to prevent permanent skin changes; it is wise to avoid alcohol. 

Heavy drinking can cause micronutrient deficiency. Skin health is dependent on vitamins and minerals. Alcoholism can make you neglect diet and you miss the crucial vitamins like C for skin suppleness. Vitamin C deficiency can make the blood vessels more prone to damage causing blood to collect beneath the skin. In the same way, vitamin K responsible for blood clotting is depleted, which leaves you more exposed to bruising. 

Alcohol even hinders absorption of vitamin A & E, which protects skin against infection or damage. Alcohol metabolism also depletes vitamin B levels that are responsible for healthy nutrient circulation across the skin. Heavy drinking impacts your immune system and digestive system directly or indirectly.