White Wine Is Probably Ruining Your Skin

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We hate to ruin your week, but ideally you’ll have forgotten you ever read this by the time the weekend rolls around, and all will be well in your wino world. According to research published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, white wine might be causing inflammation in your skin. The results of the research found that women who drank one to three glasses per week (um, guilty!) had a 14% increased risk of rosacea, while those who drank five glasses per week (er, sometimes guilty) increased their risk to 49%. Interestingly, studies have not found red wine to have similar effects on the skin, which is good news for those who prefer their wine dark, but bad news for pretty much everyone, everywhere in the summertime. Of course, we all know that cutting alcohol entirely will basically totally transform your skin for the better (and, you know, your liver, too), so it’s something to consider. However, if you’re anything like us, reading this article only made you fantasize more about the post-work frosty glass awaiting you as a reward. It might be wrong, but it feels so right and anyway, the study doesn’t say anything about rosé so we’re choosing to be willfully ignorant and pretend the pink-hued bottles we’ll consume this weekend don’t count.