It must sound like a dream come true for acne sufferers – scientists have suggested that a glass of red wine could help to improve the difficult skin condition.
A study in the Dermatology and Therapy journal has indicated that the antioxidant resveratrol, which comes from grapes and is found in wine, can kill the bacteria that causes acne. Combining resveratrol with common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide was also shown to enhance the drug’s ability to kill the bacteria.
Resveratrol has previously been linked to good heart health and is said to stop the formation of free radicals, which cause cell and tissue damage while the active ingredient in acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, works by creating free radicals that kill the acne bacteria.
The Facts About Acne
- Millions of people suffer from acne
- Acne has a significant psychological effect on patients
- Most acne is associated with the teenage years – 9 out of 10 will suffer
- Many older people are affected and it can recur later in life with stress or hormonal changes
- Untreated acne usually lasts 4-5 years before settling but can be longer. Around 3 in 10 require treatment to avoid acne scarring
Other Acne Treatments
For those that prefer to avoid medication, or indeed alcohol, in treating acne, there are other options available.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Northamptonshire offer the latest LED skin treatment therapy, using light waves to trigger healing within the skin by activating cellular renewal processes and skin healing, boosting circulation and tissue repair as well as killing bacteria that cause acne.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre offer a free consultation for patients to discuss their treatment options in confidence and without any obligation.
The clinic aims to offer patients the widest choice of non-surgical and laser skin treatments in the area and invest in the latest technology to offer patients choices to suit their skincare needs. As well as radiofrequency, the clinic also offers PRP, LED and a wide range of other advanced skin treatments.
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