Cheers! Uncork the Beauty Benefits of Red Wine
Sure, we’re deep into the “Rosé, All Day,” season but, next time you uncork a bottle of wine, it may be better to reach for red. Having a glass or two of your favorite cabernet sauvignon or merlot at dinnertime isn’t just the perfect complement to your meal, it’s also the perfect complement to your beauty routine. Pour yourself a glass, because we’re toasting to the beauty benefit of red wine, below.
Glowing Skin in a Glass
The number one ingredient in that glass of merlot? Grapes. These petite but powerful fruits are packed with polyphenols, most notably, resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that can help to neutralize the effects of free radicals created by the environment—cough, cough: pollution. Free radical damage to the skin is one of the leading causes of premature skin aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, and a dull skin tone.
How to Reap the Rewards of Red Wine
While that glass of vino has a little resveratrol, why not pull double-duty and use topical products that are formulated with the antioxidant as well? SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E is a great bet. The antioxidant night concentrate helps to reveal a more radiant complexion and firmer-looking skin, while helping to diminish the appearance of skin aging.
Interested in more of a DIY product? Whip up a red wine-inspired facial by mixing together equal parts resveratrol-packed red wine, probiotic-rich Greek yogurt, and moisturizing honey, apply to your face and let it sit for up to 10 minutes. Sit back and relax (while sipping on a glass of the good stuff!) then, rinse well and moisturize!
Remember, drinking red wine is great…but in moderation. A few too many glass, a few too many times, and you may actually experience some of the negative skin care side effects of alcohol…sallow skin, anyone? Imbibe responsibly!