, Wine & Aging

For some time, red wine has been celebrated for it anti-aging properties. A new cosmetic study shows just how red wine works in the body to delay the effects of aging. The study explores the benefits of the key ingredient resveratrol and how it behaves in the body when ingested using mice.

Resveratrol, the key ingredient found in wine, was tested in mice. This is the first definitive study that confirms the popular theory that red wine slows aging. It was found that resveratrol worked by targeting the SIRT1 gene, which is commonly referred to as the “longevity gene.” This gene is responsible for optimizing cellular functions in the body and it promotes longevity. The antioxidant has the ability to target the SIRT1 gene directly, even when the substance is ingested in small amounts. The research also found that resveratrol increases the lifespan of mice who were administered the dosage in smaller amounts. When it is administered in larger qantities, the antioxidant affected other genes.

The antioxidant will be tested to evaluate its other potential health benefits to those affected by Alzheimer’s, dementia, and stroke. The new findings may lead to the development of other cosmetic products made with the ingredient resveratrol.

Consumers still have many beauty options available to them, including a variety of beauty products and minor cosmetic procedures that can create a more youthful appearance. Most people usually report that the eyes are among the first features visibly affected by aging. Minor cosmetic procedures like permanent makeup in our San Diego salon or a brow lift make for a soft, balanced look around the eye area. Fillers or permanent makeup lip coloring can be added to produce more supple lips. A hollowing cheek area can also be treated by fillers or a permanent blush treatment.

A balanced approach is best to address aging. Taking a daily supplement and eating a diet with foods rich in antioxidants like tomatoes, berries, and carrots can also reduce the effects of aging. When a healthy diet is combined with exercise and proper hydration, the aging process is slowed. Individuals may