Red wine may reduce acne, study says

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Great news for wine lovers, now there’s another reason to indulge in red wine – a new study says a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in red wine can reduce acne.

Published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, researchers at UCLA found the antioxidant resveratrol – found in grapes, wine and berries – which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that has shown to have wound-healing properties.

Researchers found that when used in combination with benzoyl peroxide, a popular acne remedy, resveratrol showed high antibacterial activity and for a longer period of time. Resveratrol also was less cytotoxic than benzoyl peroxide, therefore less toxic to cells.

 

Source:
Resveratrol Demonstrates Antimicrobial Effects Against Propionibacterium acnes In Vitro. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2014 Sep 17.

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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