Thousands of articles have been written about the harmful effects of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs on the body. How does this "bouquet" affect your appearance and can you eliminate its consequences with the help of cosmetic procedures? Examples of stars and comments from a specialist at the Central Institute of Dermatocosmetology are in our selection.
Bogatikova Karina Alexandrovna
Dermatovenereologist, cosmetologist, specialist of the Central Institute of Dermatocosmetology
“The consequences of the use of drugs, alcohol, nicotine are always visible on the face in the form of fine wrinkles - especially the area around the eyes, puffiness, dark circles, earthy color, excessive dryness of the skin suffers. Alcohol is the cause of the dilation of small blood vessels and, as a result, red spots, as well as the appearance of a capillary network. Drugs are very toxic. They cause damage to cells that stop dividing and die off. The consequence of this is a rapid decrease in weight and volume of muscle mass, loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin."
Problems with alcohol in one of the highest paid models of the 2000s began a long time ago: over the past ten years, Kate has gone through more than one rehabilitation.
The treatment did not work - Moss still relieves stress with alcohol. The reason for the next breakdown was Jamie Hins' refusal to give the supermodel a divorce when Kate was going to marry photographer Nicolas von Bismarck.
Moss is only 44, but she looks much older than her "star" peers - the oval of her face has lost its clarity and even under a thick layer of makeup, expression lines are visible.
Until the age of 19, Lindsay Lohan was a model of morality and ethics: becoming popular at the age of 11 and playing the main role in the comedy "The Parent Trap", she calmly survived the teenage crisis.
The problems started later. In 2007, the actress lost several lucrative job offers due to drunk driving and compulsory treatment for alcohol addiction in a rehabilitation center.
Today, the actress still plays the leading roles. True, not in films, but on the pages of the gossip column - pictures of Lindsay with alcohol in his hands are regularly decorated with spreads.
The actress is 32 years old, but she cannot boast of either an ideal complexion or a chiseled figure - only extra pounds and bruises under her eyes.
“Our skin is daily exposed to negative effects: exhaust gases, lack of sleep, unhealthy diet, chronic diseases, temperature extremes cannot but affect its condition,” comments Karina. “If you add just one bad habit to this, it will make the situation even worse, especially without proper care. Alcohol, drugs, nicotine disrupt gas exchange - nutrients do not enter the tissues in the required amount. The dependence is directly proportional: the more years and smoked cigarettes, the faster they will convey hello on the face."
Many people still wonder how a cute "Barbie" with a sweet voice and slender legs could so quickly turn into a brawler and an overweight bully.
The cause of alcohol and drug addiction was an unsuccessful marriage with Kevin Federline. After the divorce, the “pop-princess” went into the lead: Britney shaved her head and periodically called the police with a request to bring her pizza.
Spears embarked on the path of correction after being deprived of the opportunity to see the children. This helped the singer get out of deep depression, lose weight and give up addictions.
Now Britney regularly practices yoga, eats right, but still looks a little older than her years (remember, she is 36) and regularly wears false strands. Experts say: it is difficult to restore freshness, youthfulness to the skin and health of hair after a long friendship with alcohol!
“Alcohol is the main enemy of healthy hair. Its decay products accumulate and lead to blockage of blood vessels, disrupting metabolic processes - nutrients are not delivered to the hair follicles. Brittleness appears first. Then dullness is added to it. The last stage is baldness. It is not so easy to restore metabolic processes after prolonged alcohol dependence. Apparently, for this reason, Britney still uses overhead strands when styling,”the specialist sums up.
The Elemental Woman and widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is a regular protagonist in drug and alcohol scandals.
In 1992, she was even convicted of taking illegal drugs during pregnancy. Courtney denied everything, but the guardianship services did not stop to deprive her of parental rights.
In the documentary Kurt Cobain: Bloody Editing, Love admitted that the 23-year-old allegations were not unfounded - she did dabble in drugs while expecting a baby.
Courtney has tried many times to get on the path of a healthy lifestyle. In an interview, the scandalous star admitted: “They called me a drug addict for many years, and I'm tired of it. I don't want that anymore. I try to go the right way."
Now she got rid of addiction and helps other "lost" stars. Courtney is 54, and she looks very good - we are sure she would have looked even better if it were not for years of drug-related friendship.
The name of the Russian TV presenter has been heading the yellow press headlines for a year. For a long time, Dana denied alcohol dependence, but when the right to communicate with her daughter was at stake, she gave several candid interviews and asked for help.
The TV presenter admitted: after the divorce, she felt very lonely and did not know how to cope with depression, which began to be chronic in nature.
At the initiative of the mother, the star of the "Army Store" went to Thailand for treatment, after which she provided video reports for Channel One. The footage clearly shows: 42-year-old Dana looks much better.
The leading role in the TV series "Hannah Montana" is 25 years old. By this age, she managed to be the bride of the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, declare her bisexuality and get caught using marijuana several times. According to the star, she is much safer than alcohol - Miley regularly reported this on her pages on social networks.
A few years ago, Miley did a short haircut, got rid of long curls, adorned her body with tattoos and looked older than her years.
Not long ago, Cyrus was interviewed for Billboard magazine, gracing its cover. On it, the star poses in a soft pink dress - a real lady.
They say that the reason for such a radical change is love. We believe that she will really save: if not the world, then at least Miley from addictions.
In 2007, the great-granddaughter of the founder of the world famous hotel chain Hilton was sentenced to prison for drunk driving. Twenty-two days in the cell did not help - after the release, Hilton continued to lead a riotous lifestyle.
Recently, Paris stopped appearing on the pages of the press, as the heroine of another alcohol scandal. The reason for the exemplary behavior is an affair with actor Chris Zilka, who, according to rumors, made an offer to the heiress of a multimillion-dollar empire.
“I think that cosmetic procedures helped to restore Paris' beauty and freshness: needleless mesotherapy, which delivers nutrients to cells using oxygen, hardware cleaning that helps cleanse pores using a vacuum (I advise everyone to try hydrafacial - a great thing), injection procedures (biorevitalization, mesotherapy, contour plastic). But it is better not to bring it to this. Remember: we are what we eat,”advises Karina.
The star of youth comedies has not appeared on television for a long time - since 2009 she has had serious problems with alcohol and drugs, and they still do not stop.
After accusing her own father of sexual harassment, Amanda was sent for treatment to one of the psychological hospitals in Los Angeles. According to relatives, the behavior of the actress became completely inadequate: she said that her parents had implanted a chip in her head that made her talk nonsense.
Now Amanda's life is a constant shuttle between home and rehabilitation centers. We hope that the treatment will help and Bynes will play more than one major role.