1. Slows Down Aging And Makes Skin Glow
We have already seen how red wine slows down the aging of your body and brain. Well, it also works well in keeping your skin young.
A glass of red wine a day can make your skin glow and cuts the risk of precancerous skin lesions. In fact, researchers predict that skin creams with resveratrol could be the next big thing in the cosmetic industry.
Red wine can also restore your skin’s original glow. The polyphenols in the wine can prevent cell oxidation that ages the skin. Also, the antioxidant properties of resveratrol work exceedingly well against the oxidative stress the skin cells are quite often subjected to. This antioxidant is so potent that it is now being researched on for its ability to prevent skin cancer and other dangerous skin ailments.
The resveratrol in red wine also protects the skin from the harmful UV-induced effects.
2. Fights Acne
The resveratrol in red wine can slow down the growth of bacteria that cause acne, as per a recent study. It also inhibits keratinocyte proliferation, which can cause acne lesions.
The results were particularly effective when acne sufferers, along with a glass of red wine, also went for a topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide. Combining resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide could offer prolonged antibacterial effects on the acne bacteria.
3. Treats Sunburn
Did you know that sunburn can occur in just 20 minutes but can take as long as 6 hours to show up? This means, you could be sunburnt without even realizing it. And guess what – this is the biggest risk factor in the onset of skin cancer. But worry not – as rubbing red wine on the affected areas can ease sunburn.
The flavonoids in red wine prevent the skin from forming reactive oxygen species, compounds that react with UV rays and cause sunburn. This does not mean you can ditch your sunscreen altogether. Continue using your sunscreen, but also have a sip of red wine now and then.
4. Thicker hair
Drinking red wine is believed to improve circulation, ensuring adequate blood circulation to the scalp. This can reduce hair loss.
You can also rinse your hair with red wine. Post shampooing and using a conditioner and washing your hair, you can rinse with red wine.
Resveratrol in red wine is also believed to reduce inflammation and the formation of dead cells on your scalp, thereby promoting hair growth and making it thicker.
However, we would like to tell you that there is no concrete evidence for the benefits of red wine for hair. Hence, practice caution and consult a hair care specialist.
REFERENCES AND SOURCES:
“Is Drinking Wine a Key to Antiaging?“. WebMD.
“Top ten foods for glowing skin“. Forbes.
“The Grape Antioxidant Resveratrol for Skin Disorders: Promise, Prospects, and Challenges“. University of Wisconsin, USA. 2012 April.
“Skin Ageing: Natural Weapons and Strategies“. University of Kragujevac, Serbia. 2013 January.
“Antioxidant in red wine could help reduce acne, study says“. Independent. 2014 October.
“Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment“. UCLA Newsroom. 2014 September.
“You CAN put the glow back into sun-ravaged skin: From taking aspirin to rubbing affected area with red wine…“. Daily Mail. 2015 August.