Can a glass of wine make you GENUINELY more attractive? From improving your sleep to evening out your skin tone – the health and beauty benefits of alcohol revealed
Drinking in moderation has some surprising beauty and health benefits
A study showed people were seen as more attractive after one drink
Red wine contains melatonin, the sleep hormone, helping you nod off
A champagne soaked cotton ball can also work to even skin tone
Another study showed alcohol could also be beneficial for your heart
Source: Daily Mail
By Lauren Grounsell For Daily Mail Australia
28 November 2016
If you’re a firm believer of everything in moderation, this one’s for you.
While drinking in excess is nothing short of bad for your health, stopping at one glass has some surprising benefits.
In fact, drinking small amounts can even enhance your beauty, making your more attractive to others and evening out your skin tone.
Here Femail looks at five ways alcohol can boost your appearance and your health, and you don’t always have to drink it.
ENHANCE YOUR BEAUTY
It has been proven that beer goggles actually do exist, with people likely to find others more attractive after a few tipples.
But even more surprisingly, it also works if you’re sober.
A study by Bristol University found drinking wine can make you more beautiful, even if your companion is sober.
According to the study, people who had consumed one drink were rated more attractive than their sober selves.
While it’s not known exactly why alcohol can improve someone’s appearance, the researchers suggest it may be to do with pupil dilation – which can indicate attraction and rapport.
Muscle relaxation in the face and rosy cheeks could also be reasons that someone is more attractive after just one drink.
EVEN SKIN TONE
A glass of champagne could also even out your skin tone, but not in the way you think.
According to Nine.com.au using a cotton ball soaked in champagne as a face wipe could leave your skin looking clean and refreshed.
The antioxidants and acids in the champagne are what do the work evening out your skin tone.
It is also an antibacterial.
While it might not be a visible benefits, alcohol in moderation is beneficial for your heart.
According to Imre Janszky, a professor of social medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, those who drink wine, spirits or beer regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than people who rare or never drink.
But again everything in moderation, as they only recommended three to five drinks per week as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP
A restful night’s sleep does wonders for your appearance.
And a glass of red wine could help the cause.
Italian scientists found the grapes used to make red wine contained high levels of the sleep hormone melatonin, Nine.com.au reported.
Researches claim red wine contains an ‘miracle ingredient’ that can help prevent ageing.
Resveratol, an anti-oxidant found in the grape skins that give red wine its colour, is said to reduce wrinkled and halt the onset of time, according to scientists.
But rather than drink it, the ingredient has been combined with vitamins and minerals to create an anti-ageing moisturiser.
So what are you waiting for?