Wine can be not only in your glass, but also on your face. Moreover, the second option, unlike the first, does not threaten you with pimples and dryness. Here's how it works.

What's inside: wine in cosmetics (and how it works)

Why wine is generally useful

I'm sure you've heard something about research on the health benefits of wine. Such works do exist. Moreover, there are quite a few of them. As a rule, they are talking about the fact that wine (mostly red)has a positive effect on many body systems - from the heart and blood vessels to, that's right, the appearance of your skin.

But there is a problem with such works: scientists repeat over and over again that the risks associated with drinking will never outweigh the bonuseswhich can give us antioxidant compounds in its composition. This is why applying wine to your skin is a safer practice.

What exactly does wine do to skin

First of all, wine affects the skin acids... The three main ones that are found in grapes are tartaric, malic and citric acids. Cosmetologists use malic acid to balance the pH of the skin and increase its hydration. The rest of the acids will help to cope with acne, pigmentation, dryness and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles . For this, of course, they must be placed in the product at the correct concentrations. 

But the main superstar of wine cosmetics is, of course, resveratrol... The antioxidant found in red grapes is able to protect cells from free radicals, which are responsible for uneven skin tone, age spots and wrinkles. Studies show that the protective effects of resveratrol against UV radiation can help reduce oxidative stress and, going further, reduce the risk of skin cancer. So this component is unique in every sense (although, let's be fair, it can be found not only in grapes, but also in the peel of some other berries - blueberries, cranberries, blueberries).

Wine also contains glutathione which also plays a very important role in preventing oxidative damage to the skin and has proven lightening properties .

What products with wine should be used

Any. Yes, it's pretty strong, but at the same timenot at all aggressive component, which goes well with other ingredients in cosmetics. That's why you can use wine serums, masks or lotions without fear. The only thing, do not forget to monitor the reaction of the skin to the use of the product - because no one canceled its individual characteristics.