We don’t know about you, but we’re not averse to a little tipple now and again. In fact, we like a nice glass of Pinot (Noir or Grigio, take your pick) or a little celebratory bubbly as much as the next girl. We always wonder, though, whether just like anything that’s oh so good, drinking alcohol just *may* be bad for us.
While we’re pretty sure that doing anything too much is not a good idea, we’re all for jumping on reports that sipping a drink is actually beneficial. In fact, we got really excited when we posted this article to our Facebook page that claims a glass of wine is as good as exercise (Shush, skeptics. Throw us a well-earned bone here.) But how much is too much? While a Cheers! now and again probably won’t harm anyone, drinking to excess on a regular basis will.
According to WebMD, heavy drinking can result in serious illnesses such as anemia, cancer, liver disease, heart disease, dementia, and more.
And what about our appearance? Will drinking affect the way we look? The answer is yes. And to prove the point, online resource rehabs.com has released an easy-to-use app called Your Face as an Alcoholic. YIKES.
Leave it to us to give the alcoholic app a test drive. Starting with a photo that one of our editors considers pretty darn flattering. Sadly for us (and our love of vino, and whisky, and all things vodka), the results are telling, to say the least. Let’s just say that 20 imaginary years of shooting tequila just might mess up your face.
OK, now you try. And if you dare, let us know what you see. (Just scroll down to get the little ‘start’ button)
How did your image turn out? Were you surprised at the results? If you or someone you know has a problem with drinking, you can find a list of comprehensive resources here.