Friday, May 21, 2010

Benefits of Red Wine for the Skin

Dr. Oz has a great article on his blog this morning called "Cheers To Red Wine". While many health professionals and media people like Barbara Walters have done features on the health benefits of red wine, I was particularly pleased to see Dr. Oz mention the great effects red wine and products made from grape seeds can have on the skin!

Dr. Oz says skin benefits come from "Polyphenols (that) protect the skin from UV light and keep it elastic. It also strengthens the cross-linking of collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Studies also show that people who drink red wine have fewer cancerous skin lesions. If you cannot consume alcohol, you can get these same benefits from a grapeseed oil scrub made from the seeds/skins of red wine grapes."

You can checkout the full article on Dr. Oz's blog and read more about the skin benefits here. If you're interested in learning more about the health benefits of red wine and grape seeds, I highly recommend reading The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life by Dr. Joseph Maroon. We also posted a series of videos about a year ago on health benefits of wine, here are the links to check them out.
Resveratrol: Barbara Walters Investigates
The Science Behind Resveratrol: part 1
Resveratrol: Can You Intervene the Aging Process? (part 2)

I want to give a quick shout out to a twitter friend and customer who sent me this link today; thanks @erinstoupe for thinking of me! I know how I'm planning on unwinding this evening, a nice glass of Santa Barbara syrah and maybe even a custom vinotherapy mask to go along with it.... Have a fabulous Friday!



  1. Use of natural product is good to take care of skin, because they have no side effect. Having good nutritious diet plan and daily exercise routine are also the natural ways to take care of the skin problem.

  2. I'm kind of surprised to hear that wine is beneficial to the skin because I was under the impression that alcohol is dehydrating - which I would think is detrimental to the elasticity of our skin.

    Of course - believe me, I'm glad to hear it's good for my skin because I love a good glass of cabernet with just about anything!

  3. This has to be the best news I've had all day. I must admit, I am quite partial to a glass of red now and then and its good to hear that it can benefit your skin. Only in moderation though as over indulgence could lead to issues.

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