Champagne Is Good For Your Skin, As If You Needed Another Excuse To Drink More

Downing glasses of bubbly is the highlight of everyone’s New Year’s celebrations, falling second only to getting to make out with your crush at midnight. But beyond it’s delicious taste and ability to help you shed your inhibitions, champagne actually has many beauty benefits. Dermatologist Marina Peredo revealed that champagne can actually be used as a toner to promote clear skin and even out your skin tone, due to its Tartaric acid content, which helps smoothen things out and impart a glow. Polyphenols found in champagne help reduce inflammation and skin redness. To use, simply pour out a little bubbly onto a cotton pad and gently swipe it over your face, taking extra care around the eye area. Since it does contain alcohol, do a patch test first, since it can be quite drying. But don’t worry, if you aren’t willing to part with any of the champagne in your glass unless it’s going straight down your throat, you can still reap benefits from drinking it. The aforementioned Polyphenols reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and champagne actually has antioxidant properties. So raise a glass to that, although let’s be real, it’s not like you needed any extra encouragement to go get another glass.

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