|Lauren Leibowitz, associate editor, 10+ drinks a week|
Ellie Krupnick, senior style editor, 6-10 drinks a week
Rebecca Adams, associate editor, 1-5 drinks a week
Renee Jacques, style intern, 1-5 drinks a week
The photos that result may be slight exaggerations. But we have to give the Scottish government props for holding a mirror up to the issue of heavy drinking among women in an effort to reduce alcohol-related diseases and deaths.
The connection between health and alcohol hasn’t always been clear, especially with studies showing that moderate drinking may be linked with better overall health. Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Oscar Hevia explains that alcohol consumption has very little to do with broken capillaries. “The sun is much more of a culprit for that than alcohol is,” he said. But there’s no denying that drinking causes dehydration and makes our skin look tired and unhealthy. To combat this, Dr. Rebecca Baxt recommends consuming one glass of water per alcoholic drink to keep our skin hydrated. (Easier said than done, we know.)