Being sober will bring life back to your body at a cellular level that will eventually shine through externally. If you’re addicted to alcohol, you’re in a constant state of dehydration which sucks the moisture from your largest organ, the skin. This causes your skin to look bland and muted.
Alcohol also robs the skin of vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that is essential for skin renewal, as well as other antioxidants. Many of these antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage (the natural nemesis of smooth and beautiful skin), wrinkles, splotches, free radicals, and the many maladies from harmful chemicals like cigarette smoke, which causes you to age far more quickly.
But it isn’t just the skin that’s affected either. When you’re under the influence, you’re likely to have bloodshot eyes from the low-quality sleep you’re getting. You’re more puffy and bloated than ever, and your hair becomes dull or greasy – either way, it’s not a great look.
Embracing a life of sobriety can do wonders for your waistline. There are a whopping 150 calories in a regular beer, 100 calories in a dry wine, and 60 calories a piece for each shot of 100 proof liquor.
To put those numbers into perspective, just three glasses of wine a night is the equivalent of eating two extra slices of cheese pizza. And when that becomes a nightly habit, those extra calories can really start to add up.
When you get clean, you’ll slowly begin to see the positive benefits that sobriety has on your appearance. Your hair becomes shiny again. You lose the bloating in your face and body, and your bloodshot eyes become pearly white. The longer that you stay sober, the more your body will heal itself.