Written on June 6, 2011 at 8:00 am , by April Franzino
We love a glass of red at the end of the day just as much as the next gal, so we’re excited to share these wine-related beauty tidbits from Jody Levine, M.D., dermatologist for Tone in New York City (their Vino Moisture Crushed Grape Shea Butter Body Wash contains potent grape extracts) and Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Vineyards:
- Wine has high antioxidant levels due to the polyphenols that naturally occur in grapes, so it can protect your body and skin from damaging free radicals.
- Vinotherapy treatments, like those offered both at home and in-spa by Caudalie, are a growing trend in skincare and provide anti-aging benefits.
- The pulp found in the residue from wine-making is great for gently exfoliating the skin and soothing without irritation.
- A glass of wine can temporarily cause blood vessels in the face to dilate, giving your skin a glowy flush. Don’t overindulge, though—too much alcohol can cause inflammation.
Keep your eye out for another surprising skincare-related use for grapes in our October issue, on stands in September!