Wine for teeth

Those who have tried red wine know the telltale red mouth stain that comes along with imbibing. But did you know that research shows the beverage may actually be good for your teeth? A laboratory study published by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that a moderate intake of red wine (or nonalcoholic red wine) may inhibit the growth of certain bacteria found in oral biofilm, which can cause gum and mouth disease.

Hair Growth

Did you know that trimming your locks actually makes the hair grow faster? Dr. Paradi Mirmiranifrom the University of California, San Francisco, says that, although cutting the ends of your hair doesn’t affect the follicles in your scalp, frequent trims can stimulate growth. Hair grows at a rate of 1⁄4 inch a month — getting rid of splits ends can make the hair look fuller, and reduce breakage, which in turn propels hair growth.

Keep the Age Away

We’ve all heard the term “aging gracefully,” but it’s sometimes harder than it sounds. Most of us begin to see some form of wrinkles by the time we reach 30 — setting realistic goals for keeping the age at bay can reduce the appearance of lines, as well as minimize the stress that comes along with getting older. Researchers from Portland State University compiled a list of commonalities that those who seem to defy age share.

  • No smoking
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Maintain a positive outlook on life
  • Manage stress levels
  • Eat a well-balanced diet

Banish Acne

Acne may seem like an adolescent’s problem but, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in theUnited States. Adults and children alike suffer from the pesky, sometimes painful, breakouts — about 40 to 50 million Americans are affected. Follow these simple tips to minimize the anguish associated with acne.

  • Do not pop or squeeze bumps, in order to prevent scarring
  • Wash the affected area twice a day with a gentle soap and warm water — hot water can further dry and irritate skin.
  • Use oil-free cosmetics and moisturizers so as to not clog pores
  • Avoid alcohol-based products