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how does alcohol affect your skin?
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Depends: Social alcohol use has little or no effect on skin in most people. Heavy alcohol use may have a drying effect, increasing chances of dry skin problems like eczema. Most effects of alcohol in heavy drinkers are indirect, and related to poor personal hygiene (scabies etc). Very heavy drinkers lie in one position for long periods of time, causing pressure damage. Vitamin deficiencies may be present.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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