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Asian Flush In Caucasian People: Can White People Get A Red Face From Drinking?

Asian Flush In Caucasian People: Can White People Get A Red Face From Drinking?

Do you wonder about Asian flush in caucasian people, and ask yourself, can white people get a red face when drinking?

This is a question we hear very often. The answer is yes, you can have Asian flush if you’re not Asian (especially if you look like our friend above after a few drinks). And you too can reduce the redness using Asian flush pills

The reason for the term ‘Asian’ being attributed to the flushing experienced after drinking alcohol is simply because a large number of Asians suffer from the condition.  

In fact, according to a 2009 study looking at the link between alcohol flushing and cancer, approximately 36% of East Asians (Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans) get a red face after drinking alcohol.

That said, despite the large proportion of Asians who suffer from the condition, the term is simply used to describe a condition whereby the alcohol drinker lacks the necessary enzymes required to break down the toxins that arise from the metabolism of alcohol.

What Is Alcohol Flush Reaction?

Alcohol flush reaction is what happens when someone deficient in certain compounds, genomes, and enzymes consumes alcohol.

It leads to improper breakdown of alcohol, contributing to a ton of issues. Some of these - obviously the red face from drinking - are visible. Others, however, are not. Here are some common Asian flush symptoms:

  • Bright red face (red cheeks, skin feeling hot and flushed)
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Wheezing or restricted breathing
  • Nausea (similar to a hangover but you feel it while drinking, rather than just the day after)
  • Headaches or even migraines in more severe cases
  • Nasal congestion or a stuffy nose
  • Generally feeling awful when drinking alcohol

What Causes Alcohol Flush Reaction In Caucasians?

A red face when drinking can happen to caucasian people, despite this term being coined for Asian people in particular.

This deficiency can occur in anyone and is usually passed down from generation to generation. So if your mother or father has it then chances are you will have it too.

In recognition of this, the scientific community usually refers to the condition as ‘alcohol flush reaction’ because it is widely known that it is not just Asian people who are affected.

"Even people like myself that are not of Asian decent still have this Flushing problem!"

Dan P red face when drinking caucasianHere's what Dan P. from Gold Coast, Australia had to say about alcohol flushing and Sunset Alcohol Flush Support: "I came across Sunset Alcohol Flush Support while researching Asian Flush on the net. I was of the belief that I would never find a solution to the issue until I purchased this fantastic product! It has worked for me every time I have taken the tablets.

Please see the first picture below of the flush coming on after a few drinks, and the second showing the results of Sunset, it massively helps."

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Demonstration of Asian flush in caucasian person after drinking

If you still aren't convinced, here is an example of Asian flush in caucasian person. This time lapse video shows of Ramon Hilberink (definitely not Asian) filming himself drinking 3 beers:



As you can see, Ramon clearly exhibits the gradual onset of symptoms similar to what you would expect from someone with the condition. So, yes. Alcohol flush reaction in caucasians is certainly possible.

If you’re of non-Asian descent and are wondering why you get a red face after drinking alcohol, there’s a decent chance you might have the genetic enzyme deficiency that people refer to as Asian flush. 

How to treat Asian flush in Caucasian people: preventing red face when drinking

If you have the enzyme deficiency that causes red face when drinking in Caucasian people, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent the reaction from happening in the first place.

We’ve even put together a blog post explaining the various creams and makeup tips people can use avoid their red faces whilst drinking - if you’re keen to check it out have a read of our article titled: 4 Beauty Products to Stop Your Asian Flush.

Stick With What's Proven To Work: Sunset Flush Support

Alternatively, if you’re happy to just jump straight to the good stuff, we’ve spent years refining and perfecting a blend of flush-fighting compounds that work together to eliminate you red face from alcohol.

We call this blend Sunset Alcohol Flush Support - a synergy of 12 complimentary compounds that help your body combat the flush causing toxins in alcohol.  

If you’re interested in some of the science that went into creating Sunset, you can also check out out article titled: The Science of Alcohol Red Face and How to Cure It.

What to learn more about alcohol flush reaction in caucasians?

If you would like to find out more about alcohol flush reaction in caucasian people and Asian people alike, you can check out our extensive article titled “The Ultimate Guide to Asian Flush and Asian Glow”. 

It will give you an in depth look at the condition and what causes it. You can also check out this video for more details about Asian Flush:


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