Red wine: Will a glass a day really keep your skin concerns at bay? We have reasons to believe it will. Whether you’re looking to treat sun battered skin, purify packed pores, or get that well rested glow, our Vino Bella collection and the red wine that powers it, have got you covered. Read on to learn why we decided to build an entire skincare line based on this wonder ingredient.
Slows Down Aging & Brings the Glow
Red wine is full to the brim with good-for-you antioxidants: flavonoids, resveratrol, and tannins to be more specific. This trio does wonders when it comes to restoring the collagen and elastic fibers in your skin. Red wine’s high antioxidant content makes your skin better equipped to fight off free radicals and other environmental aggressors that can wreak havoc on your complexion and quicken the signs of aging. Resveratrol also helps protect against cell damage, so you can keep your skin looking its best. What’s more? Polyphenols found in red wine are proven to help brighten, dull lackluster skin – giving you that “I just had the best sleep of my life” glow you crave.
Yes, you read that correctly. Due to its natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, red wine calms angry blemishes and clears congested pores in order to keep temperamental complexions clear. Note that this doesn’t mean a weekend long merlot bender is going to make you impervious to breakouts – on the flip side, toomuch wine will only lead to blemishes as the alcohol content dehydrates skin making it more vulnerable to acne causing bacteria. So, proceed with caution. Red wine’s purifying properties make it a go-to for detoxifying congested, stressed complexions. It stimulates skin cells too, which ultimately shortens the healing time for breakouts making them less likely to scar or cause hyperpigmentation.
Treats Sun Damage
Remember those antioxidants we mentioned earlier? Those free radicals they ward-off are also responsible for causing sun damage on your skin. From sunburns, and sun spots and the wrinkles they can leave behind, the flavonoids found in red wine prevent skin from forming “Reactive Oxygen Species,” or ROS’s. When they come in contact with UV rays, ROS’s undergo a reaction that leads to sunburn. In other words, flavonoids = less ROS’s = less sunburn when you’re exposed to UV rays. While not an excuse to ditch SPF altogether, as sunscreen is very important to wear daily, red wine in your skincare provides an antioxidant boost that’s too good to pass up. While polyphenols get to work on brightening discoloration and giving your skin a luminous glow, without the damage of UVA/UVB rays. Now, let’s drink to that! Cheers!