Expert Explains How Alcohol Affects the Skin

As Seen in The Telegraph

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The TelegraphDr John Quinn provided expert advice for The Telegraph’s feature on how drinking alcohol can affect the condition of the skin.

Research shows that Brits are consuming more alcohol now than before the pandemic with lockdown stress being sited as the main reason, followed by boredom.

The Telegraph asked Dr John Quinn – founder and Medical Director of Quinn Clinics – to share his expertise on why drinking alcohol can affect the skin.

John explained:

“Stress, poor diet and excessive alcohol all contribute towards poor lymphatic health, but the biggest culprit by far is being too sedentary.

“The lymphatic system forms part of our immune system and plays an important role in protecting our bodies.

“It is vital for maintaining fluid balance, removing toxins, waste products and abnormal cells, and absorbing fats and proteins from the intestines.”

It is the slowdown in the lymphatic system which causes skin issues such as breakouts, premature ageing and a lack of radiance.

As well as the skin, there are potential health issues too – headaches, digestive issues, fatigue and lowered immunity; to name but a few.

Simple tips to improve your lymphatic system include cutting back on alcohol, keeping well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, eating well including healthy proteins, salad/veg/fruit; and getting active with regular exercise.

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Skin Treatments

While aesthetic clinics remain closed during lockdown, the reopening is hopefully just around the corner. This will enable clients to access professional treatments to revitalise the skin, improving its condition and appearance.

Options available at Quinn Clinics based in Redland, Bristol include:

  • Carbon Peel – a laser-based treatment which is ideal for clients with oily skin, acne, enlarged pores, blackheads or dull skin
  • HydraFacial comprehensive 6-step facial to deeply hydrate and visibly boost the condition of the skin
  • PROFHILO® injectable hydration and volumising treatment
  • IPL laser therapy, which boosts the skin’s own recovery and can also improve pigmentation
  • GeneO+® facial which stimulates oxygen generation from within, with the patented OxyGeneo system
  • M22™ – Multiple Skin Technology System which can be configured for a wide range of skin conditions and anti-ageing concerns

The choice of treatments means that there is something for everyone. Treatments can even be combined as required for optimum results.

About Quinn Clinics

Advanced Skin Treatment Clinic, Bristol

Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments.

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and radio-frequency treatment.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information or to book an appointment.

Expert Explains How Alcohol Affects the Skin
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Expert Explains How Alcohol Affects the Skin
Dr John Quinn tells The Telegraph how stress, poor diet, alcohol and sedentary lifestyle can slow the lymphatic system, affecting skin and other health issues.


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