5 Sneaky Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health and Beauty (and How to Prevent Them)
We're conditioned to think it's glamorous, but when it comes to your health and looks, drinking's insidious side effects are anything but
Alcohol accelerates the aging processEver wake up the morning after so thirsty you can't believe it? Not surprising. Plain and simple, alcoholic beverages dehydrate your body. By hindering the production of vasopressin (anti-diuretic hormones), alcohol forces your kidneys to work double time to remove excess water from your system and leaves your organs (remember, skin is your largest one) parched.
Skin that's dry from the inside out not only wrinkles more quickly than nice, moist skin does, but it can take on a pale or gray cast -- a condition that is exacerbated by the fact that alcohol also robs the body of vitamin A -- an antioxidant that's critical for cell renewal and turnover.
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