If you happen to wind up with leftover red wine from a party, a wine facial lies in wait for you. Drinking it is another option, but a wine facial offers you possibly even more restorative benefits. While consuming red wine in moderation has well known therapeutic effects, it also has several lesser-known anti-aging benefits for your skin.
The antioxidant polyphenols found in red wine helps to fight free radicals, stimulate blood circulation, promote elasticity, smooth wrinkles, detoxify, and hydrate, rejuvenate, and brighten your skin. Many who have tried red wine facials report a relief from stress, anxiety, and headaches.
While red wine skincare products are popping up everywhere and red wine facials are also becoming increasingly popular in spas. indulging in your own at-home red wine facial could not be simpler or more affordable. For all the red wine lovers out there, this gives us even more reasons to love it.
Try whipping together:
- one cup plain yogurt (use plain Greek yogurt for a thicker mask)
- two tablespoons of honey,
- four tablespoons of red wine
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 it 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. Pass the time by enjoying a bit more of your leftover wine in a glass. Rinse off with warm water. Store the remainder of the mask in the refrigerator. This also makes for a great homemade gift, so share this wine facial with your favorite vino lover.