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    I get Asian glow pretty quickly after drinking, especially when it comes to wines and beers (not so much the spirits...weird). Anyway, does anybody know how I can rid myself of the glow? The best answer I could come up with was to tan...
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    I'm not familiar with the term Asian glow - but I guess you mean you get a red flush on your skin?

    I used to get this alot when I was younger. If you wear makeup, you can get a green base that goes under your foundation. You can't see the green colour, but it cancels out redness. I used to buy a stick made from Shiseido. Keep in mind that this was the 1980's at the height of huge hair, shoulder pads and earrings (loved it) and I'm not sure if they still make it!! LOL

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    • #3
      She's referring to the red flush in the face after drinking alcohol, which those of us of Asian origin are notorious for getting.

      I don't get it myself, but I'm pretty sure there's no way to get rid if that skin reaction. The best way is to probably cover it up with makeup, as the above poster mentioned.
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      • #4
        Aw
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        • #5
          I'm mostly northern european... and I thought this is why they called it the northern lights.
          I glow like a lamp!
          Cheeks and ears...
          It's adorable. Or not.

          What can you do?
          Work on becoming an alcoholic to really increase your tolerance?
          Not really.
          Just accept that you glow.
          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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          • #6
            Drink more often, it will develop the secondary acetone metabolic pathway.Alternatively, eat something fatty before drinking to slow absorption. I suppose you could also not drink...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mutton View Post
              I suppose you could also not drink...
              Absolutely not a valid option! >: (
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              • #8
                I get this more since I've been eating PB, probably as my circulation has improved. I avoid red wine because thats the worse for it, but generally I don't worry, its a sign of health, I was almost pleased to see it come back.
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                • #9
                  My boyfriend is half-Korean, and he is the worst drinker in the world. Half a drink and he's totaled, can't drink at all. So he ends up being the default designated driver.

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                  • #10
                    For a Scotsman I am a complete and humiliating lightweight. I can handle 2 ounces of port or 3 of wine before I start to glow and develop verbal diarrhea. My FIL thinks this is hilarious and is constantly plying me with drink. I have pretty much given up drinking and stick with fizzy water.
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                    • #11
                      Asian Flush Ninja tactics to avoid Asian Glow

                      Lol, I like the tanning method.. seems practical But you could also try some Asian Flush Ninja moves to avoid the dreaded asian glow such as The Bartender's Steal or if you want to try something even risker you can use The Shaolin Dancer move. Both are great!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                        I get Asian glow pretty quickly after drinking, especially when it comes to wines and beers (not so much the spirits...weird). Anyway, does anybody know how I can rid myself of the glow? The best answer I could come up with was to tan...
                        I hear it helps to rub your body all over a handsome Italian man you met on the internet, preferably on the MDA forum...

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                        • #13
                          I have never seen or heard of this. Since probably a lot of other people have never noticed it either, maybe it's not really a problem. So what if your face gets a little red doing this or that? If you really are self-conscious, next time select a darker club to go to.
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                          • #14
                            We had to study this in winemaking classes at UC Davis. Certain people lack an enzyme in their digestive system to correctly process alcohol. The result is their systems have to work harder to process the alcohol and it raises body temperature and creates a skin flush. There is no 'cure' although drinking slower limits the system overload.

                            It is most prevalent in Asians and the rate of occurrence varies pretty steady from South to North along the Pacific ocean with Vietnamese having the highest rates (90%) and Japanese the lowest (40%). Taiwan is an exception in the South to North trend but that's thought to be mainly do to the influx of Mandarins from northern China in the last century.

                            As one moves west and north the rate of occurrence drops significantly and I remember 10+ years ago when I studied this the Fins have no reported cases, with the Swedes, Norse and Danes all under 1% of the population reporting symptoms. It's rare for Europeans (and their colonies) but not unheard of.

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                            • #15
                              Almost everyone I've seen get drunk turns red. So does our faces when we realize we're replying to a 1.25 year old thread dredged up by a spammer.

                              M.

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