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Alcohol & (My) Acne



Hey guys! It's been awhile but holycrap there seems to be a butt ton of posts on alcohol and acne on everyone's blog lately. Acne is just one of those things were it seems almost anything can trigger it...SO ANNOYING.

Anyway, the point of this post is just to share my experience and my own two cents on drinking+acne. As a disclaimer I'm not here to parade around and tell you what's right and wrong. I personally don't give a damn if you drink and swear like a sailor because at the end of the day it's your life, not mine.

As a science major I already know that your liver takes a good throttle if you drink regularly. I didn't bust my ass off in physiology to walk away without knowing how toxins get filtered out of your body. We all already know that accutane beats up your liver like some MMA fighter wailing on his opponent. So in my eyes drinking while on accutane is just a no-go! I mean when you're on accutane, you're required to get checked monthly for blood work and all that fun stuff just to make sure your system hasn't been jacked up by it. If it's just a drink or two here and there that's a risk you'll have to be willing to take!

I'm a social drinker. The only time you'll ever find a drink in front of me is when I'm at dinner with friends. During happy hour. Cause I'm broke HAHAHHA! But seriously, I rarely order drinks because I don't particularly enjoy the taste of alcohol. I tend to order a drink out of curiosity, take a sip, gag, and hand it over to a happy friend. As you can tell, my friends like drinking with me cause they get free drinks wtf.

"You don't drink for the taste, ya drink to get HAMMERED."

KEEP IT CLASSY BRO. That's what I do and that's my personal preference.

"Well you don't drink enough to know how it affects your acne!!!!"

I'moldenoughtodrinkwhat. Why the hell would I even try that? Drink and drink and drink until I see something happen? The last time I had something to drink was when I was out last Thursday with friends and I had some soju with some delicious korean noms! I had 3 shots and ended up glowing like Rudolph's nose with a side of heavy breathing.



I didn't experience any mass breakouts the day after either. For the record, 3 shots was the most I had ever done and I highly doubt I'd ever do it again.

TL;DR - For MY lifestyle, I don't see any relation between drinking alcohol and acne. I am definitely against the idea of drinking while on accutane. I like to eat chocolate pudding for breakfast so there's that.

How's my skin you ask?


The fact that my main concerns are enlarged pores and bags bigger than nike gym totes means I have nothing worth complaining about. I'm almost at my 9 month mark on the regimen! I guess that picture is kind of a spoiler but that's fine XD I'll end this post with a picture of my friend's dog Simba! See you guys later :>


Such doge. Much cute. Wow.

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This has nothing to do with acne, but I get very flush too, currently take two 150mg of Zantac an hour before drinking. I don't drink too much either, but this allows me not to feel like I'm going to die.

I just saw this new product that is on Indigo..needing funding...it actually might help us not get as flush. Just thought I would pass it on.

I'm enjoying your blog, thanks!


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