Unwinding with a glass of red wine after a long day seems relaxing and quite fun. What if I tell you this glass of wine does wonder for your body and skin. Studies have repeatedly shown that a glass of red wine when taken in moderation every day, can help boost our internal and external healthy. There are around 50 varieties of red wines available in the market. Red wine is said to improve the skin texture and even help in aging. Here is a list of such benefits of red wine for the skin.
1. Anti- Ageing
The anti-ageing properties of red wine are quite common and well known. Red wine gives the skin a glow and removes the tan making it more beneficial. Red wine also has therapeutic properties that help to rejuvenate and de-stress the skin. After a thorough cleansing and steam, a wine facial with herbs and fruits like rose hips and strawberries can be applied to your face for immediate results.
Exfoliants and scrubs made from red wine are the new fads in beauty therapy. Red wine helps to eliminate dead skin cells and thereby exfoliate the skin. Scrubs made with red wine when used, improve blood circulation and keep your skin rejuvenated and fresh.
3. Fights Acne
Wines contain natural AHAs, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying red wine on your face fights acne and clears the pores to prevent further breakouts. It also treats oily and congested skin. Red wine is a rich source of amino acids and helps to boost skin renewal. The antioxidants in red wine form a protective barrier over your skin, thereby preventing damage when you go out in the sun. However, don’t substitute it with your sunscreen, use it as an additional protection.
4. Clear Skin
Red wine also contains polyphenols that prevent cell oxidation. The presence of these polyphenols helps transform dull skin and restore its glow and radiance. You can either apply red wine directly or mix it with oatmeal and apply on your face. This treatment will help remove dead cells and give you a glowing skin.
5. Lightens Skin Color
Red wine aids in lightening your skin tone. The antioxidants and anti-aging properties help to keep the skin fresh and glowing. Regular application of red wine can leave you with a skin that’s much lighter and a better complexion than before. For best results, beat 1 egg and add 5 teaspoons of red wine to it. Add 2 teaspoons of honey to this and beat the mixture thoroughly. Apply on face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Red wine also makes an excellent toner for your skin. Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, red wine is also good for your heart, teeth, hair etc. While consumption of red wine is good for your health and skin, over consumption of the same may lead to health problems.