How to Avoid Getting Red After Drinking Alcohol

Drink slowly to help reduce alcohol flush reaction.
Drink slowly to help reduce alcohol flush reaction. (Image: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Many people are prone to turning red after consuming alcohol. This is alcohol flush reaction and it occurs when your body is not able to completely break down the alcohol that you consumed. You can try a few things to prevent this reaction – then you’ll be able to look great in those party pictures.

Things You'll Need

  • Food
  • Antacid
  • Water

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Eat a full meal before you plan on drinking. It gives you something to absorb the alcohol in your stomach.

Take an antacid 30 minutes before you drink alcohol.

Pace yourself. When you consume alcohol too quickly, it will hit you all at once and cause you to turn red quickly.

Drink lots of water throughout the night to help dilute the alcohol in your system.


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