Red wine is not just a pleasure to drink but is good for your skin and health. Two glasses a day for men and one for women can actually be more beneficial than complete abstention.
Just like fruits and vegetables and those over-the-counter creams can help with anti-aging, so can red blends. The anti-aging benefits can be attributed to the abundance of polyphenol antioxidants, especially Resveratrol. Interestingly, Resveratrol is the ingredient mainly responsible for giving the wine its red color (and also the red in your Remy XO).
- Smoothens the signs of aging
Red wine restores elastic fibers and collagen. It can lighten
hyper-pigmentation and lift up sagging skin. Resveratrol, flavonoid, and tannin in the wine assist with plumping up wrinkles and fine lines. So run to the kitchen and get your glass of Tesco wine.
- Sun protection
Red wine, when used in combination with a good sunscreen, can decrease the rate of skin aging. The antioxidants in it assist with developing a layer to keep sun rays from entering the skin. It averts sun and environment-caused damage such as sunburn, freckles or wrinkles. Red blends also trigger skin renewal and can reduce the likelihood of getting skin cancer.
- Revitalizes the skin
Organic wine facials contain considerable amounts of amino acids that give a fillip to skin renewal. They battle against free radicals and assist with achieving glowing and youthful skin.
Drinking red wine in moderation assists with the transportation of vital nutrients such as oxygen. Your skin requires oxygen to both rejuvenate and carry out repairs to correct or reverse the visible indications of skin aging.
- Calms the skin
Vitamins A and C along with antioxidants assist with calming the skin. Should you have skin redness, overly sensitive skin, breakouts or rosacea, consumption or direct application of the wine on the affected area could help. When directly applying, you may use it as a toner or face rinse.
- Hydrates the skin
Drinking red wine encourages hydration and thereby, the growth of new skin cells in its outer layer. When the skin is better hydrated, it contributes to supple, moisturized-looking skin. If your skin is dry, you would particularly notice the difference.
- Safeguards from further damage
Taken moderately, red wine offers skin strengthening and anti-inflammatory benefits that prevent further skin damage.
- Can slow mental decline
Lastly, here is one anti-aging benefit for the brain. Red wine contains Resveratrol and so drinking it regularly could help slow Alzheimer’s progression or other forms of cognitive decline. Also, It can help you in your weight loss journey.
As per recent research from Georgetown University Medical Center, when Alzheimer’s patients were given Resveratrol, the latter seemed to re-establish the blood-brain barrier integrity. This lessened the ability of dangerous immune molecules released by immune cells from penetrating brain tissues, from the body. A decrease in neuronal inflammation resulted in a slower rate of cognitive decline in the tested patients.
Whether you have it with chocolate or cheese, be proud to be drinking red wine for your skin’s health