Wine Wonder

So I probably do not need to remind you that drinking wine may have some negative side effects. With the holiday season just behind you had plenty of recent reminders right?
By now we have all heard that wine may benefit your cardiovascular health. What you might not know is that wine can benefit the complexion as well.
I read a recent article that claimed 6-8oz of wine daily is a real beauty booster.
When something sounds too good to be true it usually is, and that sounded a bit too good.
I went wine tasting and had such a great time and didn’t look the worse for wear. I thought that I would at least do some research to find out if wine really could improve my complexion. I was pleasantly surprised, studies show that wine has some promising positives.

Wine is full of compounds like polyphenols, antioxidants and flavenoids which can improve health and increase longevity. Wine also contains Resveratrol which is produced naturally by grape skins in response to fungal infection, including exposure to yeast during fermentation. Resveratrol is a potent anti-aging compound that has been shown to mimic the effects of calorie restrictive diets. It is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and chemopreventative (prevents cancer). Research shows that it protects against skin damage associated with aging and it also counteracts the the oxidation of melanin cells, reducing age spots.

Turns out that Resveratrol can be effective topically as well as internally so mix some white wine into your favorite Golden Path Alchemy Herbal Mask, and go ahead have a glass, sit back and watch the sunset.
In the morning you might actually look younger and fresher than you did yesterday.

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