Of all the things that life gives you, your reflection in the mirror will never lie. What you see is what other see too. That includes waking up the next morning after a night of partying, a college ritual for most students. Repeated partying will begin to show on your face with dull, pale, skin that makes you look tired and old.
College is full of long nights, often sleepless, from hours of cramming and studying too. When you add all night partying though, not only are you damaging your skin by lack of sleep, but alcohol dries your skin out! Remember, we have covered it here before, your skin is the largest organ of your body. Alcohol pulls the nutrients and vitamins from your skin, leaving it pale and dull. Yes, women can use make up to hide those tell-tale signs of alcohol, however, the damage is done already.
As well, alcohol will enlarge the small blood vessels in your skin, giving it a reddish look and leave red streaks on your once healthy looking face. Your face may begin to experience tiny red bumps, or even pus spots, that will show up without warning.
The more you drink and heavier you drink, over time, you could start to suffer more permanent results such as Rosacea. While this isn't 100% proven yet, research is beginning to show that Rosacea and alcohol could be linked. Rosacea starts with the propensity to blush easy and can lead to facial disfigurement.
As you drink, remember that the alcohol is robbing your body of the vitamins and nutrients it needs allowing the toxins to take over. Not only will drinking add to that Freshman Fifteen on your body, that extra weight will show up on your face looking puffy too.
Alcohol is not a friend of your skin! However, it's not unheard of to party at college so just make sure you drink plenty of water to replenish the moisture that the alcohol is robbing. As well, keep your facial cleaning routine in place as well and avoid any skin products that have a high amount of alcohol in them.