Grape News For Sun Protection
By Marissa Hicken |
Need a reason to enjoy a glass of wine this summer? A glass of wine can offer several benefits to your health. But while we've heard of its effects on the heart and brain, we haven't heard too much about its benefits for the skin. Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a new study from The University of Barcelona and the Spanish National Research Council found that eating grapes and drinking wine might actually be able to protect the skin from sunburn and possibly skin cancer.
According to the research, a chemical found in grapes can protect skin from sunburn by protecting cells. Researchers discovered that the flavonoids found in grapes can stop the chemical reaction that kills cells and causes damage to the skin. As you know, such damage from the sun not only can cause skin cancer but also premature aging.
We're excited to see the effects of this news on the beauty industry. The research can potentially help cosmetic companies develop new products to protect skin from the sun's harmful rays like lotions and even oral supplements.