Booze & Blemishes: Do you know how alcohol affects your skin?

By: Sharita Sykes

Booze & Blemishes: Do you know how alcohol affects your skin?
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Have you ever wondered why your skin lacks its natural glow after a night of drinking? Take this quiz to find out that glass of jack and coke’s affect on your skin.
Why does your skin appear dull after drinking alcohol?
dehydration
Alcohol dehydrates your skin and depletes it of vital skin nutrients.
body temperature rises
alcohol drains pigmentation

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If you overindulge in alcohol, what long-term effect on facial blood vessels occurs?
The blood vessels close.
The blood vessels dilate permanently.
Drinking alcohol causes facial blood vessels to dilate. Excessive alcohol can cause the vessels to dilate permanently. This causes red, spidery veins.
Nothing. The blood vessels aren't affected.

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True or False: Alcohol consumption does not affect other skin disorders such as rosacea and psoriasis.
true
false
Alcohol may aggravate these skin conditions and cause additional flare-ups.

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Which of the following foods should you avoid when suffering a hangover?
carrots
fries
Choose nutrient-rich foods to reverse some of the negative effects of the drinking from the night before.
whole-grain toast

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Alcohol depletes which beneficial vitamin?
A
Vitamin A, an important anti-oxidant, is depleted from the body as a result of drinking alcohol.
E
D

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Why is vitamin A beneficial to the skin?
affects skins cell growth
produces collagen
Both answers are correct.
Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant that boosts collagen production and skin cell turnover.

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What's the primary physical trait of heavy drinkers?
extra weight gain
rosy cheeks or flushed face
Heavy drinkers usually have rosy cheeks, red nose or a flushed face.
stained teeth

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What should you drink along with alcohol to avoid dehydration?
fruit juice
water
Drinking water along with alcohol will counteract the effects of the alcohol and will decrease dehydration.
soft drink

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The toxins in alcohol can contribute to what unattractive skin flaw?
cellulite
Alcohol can cause the buildup of cellulite.
rash
ringworm

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After several drinks, the body will divert oxygen and blood away from where?
liver
heart
skin
The skin loses important blood circulation because oxygen and blood is diverted to the liver and other organs.

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You Got:
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