Are you a wine lover? Well, your skin may love to indulge on it too.
According to cosmetic surgeon Dr Satish Arolkar, l-tartaric acid in wine stimulates the development of new cells in the skin’s outer layers. Yeast is ideal for teenagers and acne-prone skin as it has a multitude of nutrients — especially zinc — which clears the skin. “Also, Riboflavin helps the immune system. Organic wine facials have immense health and beauty benefits because they are packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin. They fight free radicals and help maintain a youthful and glowing skin. They are rich in amino acids that boosts skin renewal and prevents sun damage,” he adds.
Not a lot of people know this, but the color of red wine comes from the grape skin that has antioxidant properties, not the grape itself.
For ageing skin: Red wine helps us age better. “It is really good for skin and in fact, prevents aging of skin. Red wine is packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin which help fight aging by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. Red wine gives a boost to sagging skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
For acne prone skin: Due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, applying red wine topically on the face clears the pores, fights acne and prevents future breakouts.
For naturally beautiful skin: Red wine contains polyphenols that help transform a dull complexion and give you the glow you’ve always wanted.
No doing it yourself
Don’t rush to try wine facial at home. “Wine facials are mostly suitable for everyone, but one should not try it at home — mixing just anything with wine and applying it. Wine is acidic and could be harmful if mixed with the wrong product.