There’s nothing more relaxing than kicking back with a glass of wine after a long and tiring day. Not only is it great for your taste buds, it's good for your skin and hair as well! Brimming with antioxidants, red wine is believed to slow down the ageing of skin. If you were looking for a reason to pour yourself a glass of red wine today, we’re about to give you five!
Red wine contains resveratrol which slows down the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Drinking a glass of wine can also inhibit keratinocyte proliferation which is responsible for causing acne lesions. Some people also believe that applying red wine topically on the face clears pores, fights acne and prevents future breakouts.
Makes skin glow
Want glowing and naturally beautiful skin? Order yourself a glass of Sangria the next time you go out for drinks. Polyphenols in red wine transform dull complexions and impart a healthy glow to your skin. It also helps to de-stress your body, and prevents breakouts that pop-up due to stress. Spritzing some red wine directly on your face and massaging for a few minutes can also make your skin glow.
Minimises sun damage
While it can never replace sunscreen, red wine with its antioxidants and amino acids, forms a natural barrier on your skin and protects it from the strong UV rays of the sun. Soaking a cotton ball in red wine and applying on sunburns can ease the burning sensation and heal the affected area faster.
Promotes hair growth
Drinking red wine is also linked to improving blood circulation in the body, including the scalp. This promotes thick and healthy hair growth and prevents hair loss. You can also rinse your hair with red wine. After shampooing and conditioning, give a final rinse with red wine to get lustrous and shiny hair.
Repairs damaged hair
A powerhouse of essential nutrients, red wine plays a major role in repairing and reversing dry and damaged hair. The antioxidants in this drink soothe frizzy hair and also prevent untimely ageing of your tresses. Dilute red wine with water and give your hair a quick rinse to nourish your hair from root to tip..
So, the next time someone offers you a glass of red, don't say no!