A glass of red wine is a healthy addition to any meal and a guilty pleasure that helps you unwind at the end of a tiring working day, but did you know it is also the latest upcoming anti-aging ingredient in K-beauty?
Although we have all known for a while now that a glass of vino a day has health-boosting properties that can prevent cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, the latest research indicates it also is a powerful weapon in a woman’s anti-aging arsenal. The secret of its success is down to polyphenols, a group of antioxidants that protects the body against oxidative damage.
The most powerful of these polyphenols, which is plentifully found in the seeds and peels of grapes, is called resveratrol. Resveratrol is the reason why sipping wine with your dinner can help you live a longer and healthier life and achieve younger and clear skin. Resveratrol prevents UVB-induced damage and lowers inflammation, two factors that, if left unchecked, would dramatically speed up the aging process, leading to the premature appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.
If you’re suffering from acne, you will also be happy to know that wine is the breakout cure you were waiting for. Studies have shown that resveratrol significantly slows down the growth of bacteria that causes acne. Like that weren’t enough, this powerful antioxidant is also able to boost the acne-fighting properties of benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient found in most anti-acne medications.
To maximize the skincare benefits of a glass of wine, I like to include wine-based skincare products, such as Neogen Dermology Gauze Peeling Wine, into my beauty regime. This exfoliant is just one of the many products that takes advantage of this upcoming ingredient to help you rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.
So, raise your glasses, ladies: in vino, flawless skin!