App shows aging after alcohol

Ever wonder about the impact all that drinking has on your looks? “Drinking Mirror,” a new smartphone app, aims to show you. The free app, part of the “Drink Smarter” campaign by the Scottish government to make people aware of the line between social drinking and binge drinking, plays on people’s vanity and specifically targets women. Android and iPhone users with the “Drinking Mirror” app are able to upload or snap photos of themselves and enter information about their drinking habits. Once they do so, they will see how their faces might age if they continue to drink at their current rate. The app’s website, which seeks to spread awareness about health concerns associated with excessive alcohol consumption, warns that weight gain, dull skin, wrinkles and red cheeks are associated with drinking heavily on a regular basis.

The Drinking Mirror app is free for iPhone and Android.

— The Washington Post