To most, modeling is a glamorous career, full of opportunity and social freedom for those privileged enough to be a part of that world. To others, the world of modeling can pose dangers to a person’s mental and physical body adding pressure to stand out and be the most beautiful. While some have an easy time navigating this world without damage, others have to combat social pressures and the addiction that comes along with them.
A primary issue that alcoholism brings is dehydration. Alcohol dehydrates your entire body and the effects of this dehydration are becomes apparent in a person’s physical appearance very quickly. Dehydration removes essential nutrients the body needs to stay beautiful. As a model, you can find some ways to recover alcohol impacts on your body.
Now, Let’s See How Alcohol Affects in the world of Modeling:
1. Skin Irritation
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Alcohol generally dehydrates your body and this dehydration process includes the skin as well. Excessive consumption of alcohol deprives your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to remain healthy and radiant causing afflictions like Rosacea, a skin disorder that causes the skin to appear perpetually flushed and can eventually lead to facial disfiguration after prolonged abuse.
2. Belly Bloating
Constant consumption of alcohol can lead to irritation and swelling of your gastrointestinal tract, causing constant bloating and body swelling. This may make modeling jobs difficult to maintain if you’re not able to properly fit the garments prepared for you to model. More importantly, swelling of the gastrointestinal tract can cause serious health issues in the future that go beyond any modeling job and can prove to be fatal if not corrected.
3. Speeds Aging
A part of a model’s job is maintaining a youthful appearance for as long as possible to maximize the number of jobs they are able to secure. The primary issue of alcohol causes is dehydration. Alcohol affects any mucous membrane from the pancreas and liver to the skin. Excessive alcohol drinking removes fluid from the skin, which is a vital element to maintaining the appearance of youth and provides elasticity to the skin. Those who struggle with addiction are often not aware of the effect that the dehydration factor does to the skin. Usually, signs of alcohol abuse are first seen in the skin before they’re felt in the body.
4. Brittle Hair and Nails
Similar to the skin, damage to a model’s hair and nails are other visible signs of alcohol abuse that can be seen externally. Dehydration caused by heavy alcohol consumption can also be attributed to thinning hair and brittle nails. These are important elements of the body that are put on display as a model and are often criticized when going on go-sees or auditions for modeling gigs.
To some, these issues may seem vain and obscure, but the truth is, your appearance is the final thing to be affected by alcohol abuse. Before the visible significations of alcohol abuse are noticed, there has already been damage done internally. Your organs are the first things affected by alcohol use. As models, alcohol addiction can be easy to fall into and difficult to fall out of. It’s important to keep these physical issues in mind when considering alcohol consumption. There are many ways you can fight alcohol addiction.