Aging is the common fear of everyone, not just for women. It can be said that the first signs of aging appear at the age of 25 with the expression of skin pigmentation changes or wrinkles around the eyes. The wrinkles appear when we laugh. There are also wrinkles around the mouth. And then you will start investing in cosmetics and makeup to cover up these signs as naturally as possible. But clearly, we all know that aging is inevitable and have to accept them. However, it does not mean that we cannot slow down aging. To prevent aging, most of the people usually take care of their skin with natural masks or skincare products and very few people know that red wine is amazing for anti-aging. Red wine is rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants destroy harmful elements like free radicals in your body. The magic here is Resveratrol. This is an antioxidant compound in a group called polyphenols. It helps to stimulate Sirtuin that is an enzyme promoting cell regeneration and DNA repair. The Resveratrol content is quite high in the red wine. It’s be in charge of the red color of this wine type and helps to prevent early signs of aging. It is found in many seeds, stems, and skin of grapes that are used to make red wine.
1. Whitening The Skin
When drinking a moderate amount of red wine daily, it is not only effective in maintaining the body shape but also bringing the benefits the health and beauty of women. Thus, red wine has long been worshiped as the miracle medicine for the skin by many women. In more details, the polyphenol in grapes can stimulate metabolism and reduce the dark pigmentation of the skin, as a result increasing the effect of whitening and softening the skin. Besides, 80% of the wine contains SOD which has water and oil balancing properties on the skin, thereby tightening pores and smoothening skin effectively. Moreover, wine is 25 and 50 times more anti-aging ability than vitamin C and vitamin E, respectively. Therefore, it can quickly resist the harmful radicals, help fight wrinkles and prevent aging on the skin surface.
2. Get Rid Of Acne
Besides whitening the skin, red wine also has the ability to get rid of acne on the skin. One of the causes of acne is bacteria while Resveratrol in red wine can reduce the growth and development of bacteria causing acne. Not only that, it can prevent inflammation, then reducing the consequence of acne like dark spots or scars thanks to the substance AHA. Furthermore, as you already know, red wine can balance the amount of oil on the skin, so it reduces excess oil that leads to acne as well. Thus, drinking red wine or using red wine to mask will help remove acne effectively and slow the aging process of the skin.
3. Block Ultraviolet Rays
You will be surprised when knowing another benefit of red wine. That is protecting the skin from UR. As you have already known that red wine contains a large number of antioxidants that have the ability to protect the skin from every harmful external factor. Thus, it will help to form a layer to prevent sun rays or other environmental factors from penetrating through the skin. As a result, it helps the skin avoid damage caused by the sun or environment such as sunburnt, wrinkles, or freckles. At the same time, it helps reduce the risk of skin cancer as well as slow down the skin aging process. Red wine actually works as a sunscreen. However, it does not mean that you do not use sunscreen anymore. It is better to combine using sunscreen and red wine for the best result.
4. Increase Life-Span
Another miracle benefit of red wine is increasing life expectancy. For some people, this is absolutely brand-new since people often think that wine, in general, is not good for health and is the cause of many diseases, even death. This is not wrong but it is true only when people drink it too much. Thus, in the case of using wine properly, we will take advantage of benefits that wine brings, including the increase of life-span. The amazing effect, of course, is due to the Resveratrol and Tannin in red wine. Research has been implemented to verify the function of red wine on life expectation and it all leads to the same result as expected. Resveratrol has the ability to prevent cancer, inflammation, hypoglycemia, and some other effects on the heart. Whereby, it helps people become healthier, creates abundant energy. Therefore, drinking red wine properly is the great way to increase longevity or in other words, slow down the aging process.
5. Drive Back Alzheimer
Some recent research shows that a compound found in red wine may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a primary degenerative brain disease with the manifestations of the progressive and non-reversible dementia, which usually appears in the people with the age of over 65 years old. Researchers have shown that resveratrol is a non-flavonoid phytoalexin and is a natural compound found in red grape skins, raspberries, black chocolate and some red wine with the ability to regulate age-related disorders. The results of the study show that resveratrol is capable of passing through the blood barrier of the brain, which in turn affects the brains of people with dementia. For people who do not take resveratrol, there is not the decline in levels of beta-amyloid protein in the blood, which is considered as one of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, red wine has the ability to drive back Alzheimer.
How Much Red Wine Should We Drink?
It is undoubted that red wine is very good for health, especially for anti-aging. However, only when using it in the most proper way, you can receive the maximum benefits. To slow down the aging process, you should drink 200-300 mg of wine daily. All researchers suggest a daily intake of one or two small glasses of red wine (125 ml for each) for the best benefits. Drinking more can be harmful to your health and skin. So be careful! Don’t abuse it.
Is Red Wine Better Than White Wine?
Some researchers show that white wine has the lower content of resveratrol than red wine, thus on the purpose of slowing down the aging process, red wine is better than white wine. To gain higher benefits from red wine, you should choose the types with less alcohol and sweetness. There is the recommendation for you about the types of red wine: Shiraz made in Australia, Tannat or Madiran from South West France or Cabernet.
How To Use Red Wine To Slow Down The Aging Process On The Skin
Drinking red wine is the simplest way to gain its benefits for both health and skin. Besides, we can use red wine as a facial cleanser or a material to make facial masks.
- After washing the face, use a cotton ball to absorb red wine then apply it directly to the face skin
- Massage facial skin with red wine for 2-5 minutes to deep clean pores, remove dust and acne
- Mix ½ cup of red wine and ½ oatmeal
- Add 1 teaspoon of honey, stir well to create a good paste
- Apply the mixture on your face for 20 minutes
- Wash off with cool water
- Perform twice per day, your wrinkles will appear gradually and give back to you white and glowing skin
- Mix ½ rice powder and ½ cup of red wine to make a paste
- Add one egg white and continue to stir the mixture
- Apply the mixture on the face, let it dry for 20 minutes then rinse off with cool water and facial cleanser
- Perform the recipe regularly to erase bruises on the face
- Add 5 cups of red wine in the bathtub of warm water
- Soak the body in the water and relax for 15-20 minutes
- Within the time, massage the body gently so that nutrients in red wine penetrate through the skin
- After that, take a bath again with water and wipe the skin dry to remove the red wine on the skin thoroughly in order to avoid skin dryness
You should note not to use too hot water since it can decrease the effect of red wine.
Red wine is not only a popular wine with women because of its flavor but it also promotes amazing and effective skincare ability. If you drink the proper amount of red wine daily or keep taking care of your skin with the above remedies, your skin will become whiter, softer and glowing, at the same time, your body will be stronger to prevent aging and its following symptoms. However, you can gain all results as the expectation with only using red wine. You should combine it with a good lifestyle and proper diet with a great amount of seafood, vegetables, fruits, cereal, olive oil, etc. Let’s try and verify the effect of it.
This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience on searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues.