Drink smarter No, you don't need to shelf every bottle in the house, but you should cut back in frequency and amount per sitting, if acne is an issue. Why? Alcohol can make existing acne worse, aggravating it and bringing additional heat to the source. Easy way to cut back: Mix your wine with sparkling water or even diet clear soda to make a sparkler, which has less alcohol content but an equally appealing taste. Also, pick a couple of weeknights to enjoy a cocktail, not being deprived during the week will help you avoid a binge during the weekend.