Does alcohol cause acne?

The link between alcohol and acne is clear: Drinkers will almost always suffer from increase in acne. There are a variety of mechanisms by which alcohol can trigger acne: Poor sleep, disrupting your circadian rhythm by staying up late, inflammation caused by alcohol itself, and sugar / grain / etc added to the alcoholic beverage itself. Even the fermentation process can yield yeasts that bacteria / fungus in your body feed on to make acne worse.

If you have skin problems, don’t drink. You’ll look and feel far better. Remember, acne permanently damages your skin. The longer you have acne, the more long term damage skin damage you’ll suffer. You should treat this problem immediately, and the first step is to cease all alcohol consumption.

If you must have some, avoid beer and wine and stick to vodka mixed with soda water (not tonic water). You want no sugar!

Pleasee us about your experiences with acne and alcohol below.

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