Left over red wine from the Christmas party? Instead of drinking it why not give yourself a red wine facial? While consuming red wine in moderation has many well known therapeutic effects, it also has several less known anti-aging benefits for your skin.
The antioxidant polyphenols found in red wine help fight free radicals, stimulate blood circulation, promote elasticity, smooth wrinkles, detoxify, and hydrate, rejuvenate, and brighten your skin. Many believe red wine facials relieve stress, anxiety, and alleviate headaches.
While red wine skincare products are popping up everywhere and red wine facials are becoming increasingly popular in spas, indulging in your own at-home red wine facial could not be simpler or more affordable.
Try whipping one cup plain yogurt (use plain Greek yogurt for a thicker mask), two tablespoons of honey, and four tablespoons of red wine together. The honey and yogurt will help nourish, smooth, and soothe your skin. You can also add an egg white (a great toner), aloe vera gel, cocoa powder, or green tea to this mixture. Green tea in particular is a powerful antioxidant and when combined with red wine becomes an anti-aging force to be reckoned with.
Apply the red wine mask in a circular motion and let absorb into your skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Store the remainder of the mask in the refrigerator.