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July 02, 2020
People who like to drink often claim that, “I only drink red wine. Its resveratrol content is good for the skin and is effective in preventing cardiovascular diseases and dementia, so it’s fine.”
Well, resveratrol is undoubtedly great, but the problem is that research shows 1,000 bottles of red wine are needed a day to get enough resveratrol to reap its purported benefits, not to mention alcohol can cause skin dehydration and inflammation. If beautiful skin is what you are after, instead of red wine, choose skincare products that contain resveratrol.
Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol naturally present in grapes, berries (such as mulberries, cranberries, blueberries and bilberries), and cacao beans. It is produced by plants as a protective antibiotic to fight off fungal attacks, drought, UV radiation and inflammation.
Used in skincare, this powerful antioxidant works even better than vitamin E and vitamin C when it comes to fighting off existing free radicals and preventing the formation of new free radicals. It also boasts other benefits like increasing the production of other naturally occurring antioxidants in skin cells, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone, as well as reducing acne breakouts and redness.
Let's look at this super antioxidant's four main skin benefits!
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Resveratrol works on a cellular level to stimulate healthy cell proliferation by forming complex molecules with certain metal ions and inactivating their ability to form free radicals. This improves cellular function, protects the skin from harmful enzymes and improves the function of fibroblasts responsible for creating healthy collagen, which in turn, improves the look of fine lines, skin firmness and elasticity.
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Resveratrol, which is more powerful than many other antioxidants including vitamin E, vitamin C, and idebenone (a synthetic antioxidant), is able to protect a cell's DNA from free radical damage, thereby reducing and slowing the signs of aging. It has also been shown to protect against damage caused by ultraviolet radiation and stress.
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Some research has suggested that Resveratrol is able to downregulate key steps in melanin production by mildly inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme which skin pigment cells produce that in turn controls melanin. It has also been shown to inhibit pigmentation caused by ultraviolet light exposure.
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Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, Resveratrol can help to calm the skin, inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria, and tackle inflammations and redness.
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