Reasons Why You Need Wine For Your Skin And Hair
By: Pinki Sat, 07 Sept 2019 12:24 PM
Red wine is a type of wine made by crushing and fermenting dark-colored, whole grapes. Common varieties include Nerello Mascalese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir and Blend Red. The color of the wine may vary from intense violet, brick red to brown depending on their age.
Wine was first documented as a man-made medicine in ancient Egyptian and Sumerian tablets dating back to 2200 BC. Since then it has a long history of medication and is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and early death. Well, this does show red wine as an elixir for vitality and good health.
Studies reveal that resveratrol, the antioxidant present in the grape skin, has both anti-aging and heart-healthy benefits. Flavonoids like anthocyanins that gives the wine it’s rich red color provides many benefits to your body. Proanthocyanidins are associated with alleviating heart disease risk. They help maintain collagen and elasticity of the skin, thus contributing to a younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin. These antioxidants also help to combat free radical damage.
* Skin Benefits
Red wine is found to be extremely beneficial for the skin. Packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol, and tannin, it protects the skin from aging by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. Red wine is found to contain natural AHAs, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that cleanses the pores, clears acne and reduces the chance of future breakouts.
Use it a toner by applying it gently on your face using a cotton pad. Let it sit for 20 minutes and wash with a mild cleanser, preferably organic like the African Black soap. The polyphenols in red wine can help to brighten a dull complexion and the aminoacid in red wine refreshes the skin and give it a healthy glow.
* Healthy Hair
The flavonoids and antioxidants present in red wine helps in the formation of the keratin thereby preventing keratin deficiency in your body. The antioxidants in rich red wine fight free radicals giving you healthy and shiny hair. It is also known to rejuvenate and repairs damaged hair. Red wine also inhibits hair loss and reduces dandruff by promoting blood circulation in the scalp. You can try mixing it with some essential oils for hair to reap its maximum benefits. Rinse your hair with red wine after you shampoo and condition to get shiny locks in no time. To benefit internally, drink small portions of red wine daily to get gorgeous hair.