Nothing beats having a glass or two of your favorite red wine after a stretched day. Other than promoting relaxation to your mind and body, did you know that red wine can also be good for your health?
There are abundant research done on this topic and all of them indicate benefits to our health and weight management. What’s even more surprising is that according to recent research, red wine benefits are not only limited to health, but it also promotes good skin and hair. Isn’t that just amazing! That doesn’t mean you can keep chugging down red wine. Anything done or consumed in excess can lead to severe side-effects.
So, what makes red wine so special and beneficial? The hero ingredient that makes red wine are grapes. We all know that grapes are rich in several antioxidants that keep the skin looking young and the heart healthy. It is the flavonoids in red wine which impart the rich, red colour are also beneficial for the overall health of the body.
When it comes to skin and hair, there are many profound benefits that will make you love this drink even more. Even the beauty industry have started to tap into reaping the benefits of red wine by infusing in products. Face masks, creams, spritzers, hair conditioner, lipsticks, soaps and many others. If you want to know how this red potion works wonders for your skin, read on.
Prevents premature ageing
Anything with the two golden words, anti-ageing, wins me over. Red wine brims with skin-benefitting antioxidants like flavonoids, resveratrol and tannins which work hard to fight the ageing process by restoring the collagen in the skin. If you’re someone who chooses red wine over spirits, you’ll notice having less prominent wrinkles and saggy skin. How perfect is that? While you enjoy your night out, your skin combats wrinkles! It surely is a win-win situation for us ladies.
The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties in red wine fight bacteria and prevent the growth of acne. When applied topically, it can also clear pored and reduce acne. If you want to try this at home, soak a cotton ball or cotton pad in a small quantity of red wine, apply on the face and let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash off and say hello to clear and glowing skin!
Makes skin glow
Many of us experience dull and uneven skin tone which steals away the glow. How this drink helps restore dull skin is with the presence of polyphenols, which prevents skin cell oxidation which happens as you age. You don’t always need to consume red wine to enjoy its benefits. Even with topical application, the results are rewarding. To try this, spray a small amount of red wine on your face and massage it for 10 minutes to revive lost glow.