Cocktails For Your Skin? DIY Masks Featuring Brandy

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Stages of Beauty founder Jasmina Aganovic uses spirits such as brandy and cognac in her DIY¬†masks and scrubs because alcohol, applied topically, can help fight fine lines and wrinkles, she says. “There are ‘good alcohols’ for the skin and ‘bad alcohols’ for the skin,” Aganovic explains. “Whether they fall into one category or another largely depends on where it is derived from and how pure it is. Typically, pure alcohols end up being bad for the skin.”

Ethanol, methanol, benzyl alcohol and methyl alcohol are pure alcohols, but wines and cognacs are not. In addition, byproducts of the distillation and fermentation process for wines and cognacs are excellent for the skin.

Cognac has been shown to stimulate circulation and reduce pore size without drying the skin, Aganovic says, it’s a perfect cocktail ingredient for your DIY masks,

DIY Masks

Spring Fling Mask

Exfoliate, detox, and hydrate with this mask that includes egg whites for hydrating protein and lecithin, honey for antibacterial properties, detoxifying green tea and brandy, which helps slough off dead skin cells while stimulating circulation.

1 egg white
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon brandy
1 tablespoon green tea

Mix ingredients together one at a time until consistency is even. Smooth onto face and let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse.

The Sidecar Mask

Cognac is distilled from grapes, which are rich in polyphenols a fantastic anti-aging ingredient. This recipe is based on the sidecar cocktail. Cognac is great for stress release, citrus enzymes offer astringent and antioxidant properties and brighten skin, and oatmeal cleanses while it reduces irritation.

1 tablespoon cognac
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons ground oatmeal.

Mix ingredients together one at a time until consistency is even. Smooth onto face and let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse.

“Between the Sheets” Scrub

Based on the cocktail called Between the Sheets, this scrub sloughs off dead skin cells using brandy and brightens with citrus enzymes. Sugar, rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, stimulates circulation.

1 tablespoon brandy
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix ingredients together one at a time until consistency is even. Smooth onto face and gently move the fingers in circular motions around the face for 30 seconds.

By Robyn Lawrence

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