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Alcohol makes me look pale? - January 20th 2009, 03:12 PM

Whenever I'm out on a night out and I've had quite a bit to drink, I look really pale. I don't know wether it's the alcohol playing tricks on my mind or wether I really am pale. I was just wondering if anyone knows why it happens, if there is a way to stop it and will I look pale to everyone else or just myself.

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Re: Alcohol makes me look pale? - January 20th 2009, 03:20 PM

It could be the lighting, alcohol is a vasodilator which means your skin should get more red than pale. I suppose it could also be the cold room since you do lose more heat.

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Re: Alcohol makes me look pale? - January 20th 2009, 03:29 PM

you could also be dehydrated, but as lee said, usually it makes you flush. so be thankful you dont have to deal with that
   
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Re: Alcohol makes me look pale? - January 20th 2009, 06:09 PM

Guess, it could be your body's way of reacting to alcohol since everyone's acts differently when they intake it.


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Re: Alcohol makes me look pale? - January 20th 2009, 10:43 PM

Going flush I've heard of but going pale? Assuming there's not some effect of the environment (i.e. lighting), I'd assume dehydration causing you to look paler.
   
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