Drink a lot, for 10 years, and you’ll look like this …

This Drinking Mirror app offers a glimpse into the future for WTOP\'s Neal Augenstein, if he consumes 10 drinks a week for the next 10 years. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

Neal Augenstein, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – A new smartphone app, “Drinking Mirror,” shows how excessive drinking can ruin your looks.

After uploading the free iPhone or Android app, the user snaps or uploads a closeup photo, and enters how many drinks a week he or she drinks.

The app computer-generates a composite image of how the person will look in ten years, adding normal aging and the effects of prolonged alcohol use.

To test the app, I entered ten drinks a week, and the results weren’t pretty.

The ‘after’ photo added pounds, jowls, wrinkles and dilated blood vessels.

The current U.S. dietary guidelines are no more than one drink a day for women, two drinks per day for men.

The Drinking Mirror is also available on a desktop.

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