Three unexpected skin benefits of drinking Prosecco
We all love sipping on a chilled glass of Prosecco over the summer months, but did you know that the this deliciously refreshing drink holds several skin benefits? The experts at Glo Skin Beauty reveal the three main skin benefits of drinking this beverage.
1. Antioxidants for Anti-ageing
Great news – wine has been linked to glowing skin. Studies have shown that the antioxidants found in wine can help to combat the signs of ageing, as well as the many conditions that are associated with getting older. Antioxidants soak up the free radicals which damage the skin and result in ageing, this reduces the fine lines caused by the aging process, and your skin starts glowing. Hurrah!
2. Acne control
Prosecco, or wine in general, has also been linked to reducing redness and acne in the skin.
In a study conducted by a dermatology centre, participants rubbed resveratrol, an ingredient which is present in wine in a high concentration, on the skin once a day, for 30 days. It was seen that there was about 54% of reduction in acne. This proves that wine works well at reducing inflammation, further preventing free radicals from damaging the skin. Chin-chin!
3. Blocks ultra-violet rays
Not only does wine promote glowing skin and reduce acne, it has also been linked to protecting against UV rays. According to a study conducted in the National Institutes of Health, when applied directly to the skin, wine performed as an excellent defence to ultra violet rays, which could in turn prevent the development of skin cancer in individuals.
However, be sure to still use a high factor UVA &UVB sun block on the skin whilst sipping your prosecco!