Every day I see products touting the benefits of wine. Resveratrol! Antioxidants! These are words that get thrown around pretty regularly when people talk about wine and health, but what does it all mean?
Even doctors have waxed poetic on the benefits of drinking wine, including the book Age Gets Better with Wiine by plastic surgeon Richard A. Baxter. He suggests 1 glass of red wine a day for women and 2 for men.
Red wine is full of antioxidants which prevent oxidation. This is a process that can cause cell damage or death. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant and Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol. These components are found in the skin and the seeds. Since red wine spends more time hanging out with the skin and seeds, it has more of these anti-aging compounds.
The theory backed by many doctors is that drinking a glass of red wine daily will lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, and make you look better. Regular wine drinkers, amazingly, have 80% lower risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease. In general, the darker the wine, the more antioxidants - so drink up that Crasto, Plumbago, and Z.
Wine is also good for your skin deep beauty. A quick google search resulted in tons of wine and beauty matches. So I set out and tested one for you, lovely blog followers.
DIY ANTI-AGING FACE MASK (adapted from Self.com)
1 TB red wine (I used our Lolita - from the wine selection of Wiine.me - one of my fave Portuguese wines!)
1/2 cup of green tea blended with 2 TB of honey
2 TB of greek yogurt
Step 1: pour yourself a glass of wine
Step 2: mix the wine, green tea with honey, and greek yogurt
Step 3: spread it over your face and neck
Step 4: drink your wine and hang out for 15 minutes. Scream in terror when your next door neighbor answers. Answer the door anyway.
Step 5: Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply face cream.
My review: this definitely worked! The hubs said my skin was really soft afterwards. Much cheaper than buying a store bought mask and I beautified my inside and outside!
In conclusion, drink wine and you'll have a lower risk of Alzheimer's, diabetes, and your skin will glow!