Using Wine for Skin Care
Enhance beauty using red wine, inside and outside
Wine lovers are probably aware of the documented health benefits of drinking two glasses of red wine each day but extra health qualities also apply to skin care.
Red wine is jam-packed with anti-aging antioxidants. There is of course resveratrol, but there’s others too, like flavanoids and tannins. Drinking red wine can help keep your skin looking young by fighting free radicals, boosting collagen production, and restoring skin elasticity to help with sagging skin and wrinkles.
Applied topically, red wine is an incredible anti-ageing ingredient and will completely transform your personal skincare routine. Although, you can’t completely stop the signs of aging, there are ways you can slow down the process of aging and red wine can help slow down the common signs of aging skin.
There is nothing better than looking at your skin with no makeup on and actually loving it. The next time you have some left over wine, you know what to do! Here are some of the benefits of using red wine on your face.
Glowing SkinDrinking red wine is great and over time can give you healthy-looking, youthful, glowing skin. This also carries over to topically applied red wine; using it directly on your face can double the benefits your face receives directly. One of those benefits is rejuvenation of the skin.
The same antioxidant properties that compounds in red wine provide, like resveratrol, antioxidants and vitamins such as C and A that benefit your skin when ingested, will give additional benefits when applied topically so red wine facials are being offered more and more.
These therapeutic properties will de-stress and rejuvenate your skin allowing your skin to come back to life. If you have dull skin a red wine facial may be the way to go. It helps remove dark spots and blemishes off of your skin.
Strong TeethKeeping your teeth looking good and healthy can improve the overall appearance of your face. Red wine contains a compound of phenolic acids, flavonoids, lignans and stilbenes, collectively called polyphenol. Numerous studies support polyphenol’s role in activating your immune system to fight off infection and can strengthen the gums and harden your tooth enamel to prevent tooth decay.
Acne TreatmentInterestingly enough, red wine can also fend off acne, helping with existing acne and preventing new breakouts. Just apply red wine directly to the affected area of your face with a cotton pad.
The antioxidants in red wine help your body fight off acne causing bacteria as well as remove any acne that you may already have on your skin. If you have oily skin, you can apply red wine soaks all over your face to combat oil and make your face look more matte.
Rosy CheeksRed wine can stimulate circulation too, meaning one way to get rosy cheeks naturally without using blush is to apply red wine to the face. The increased blood flow will give you a healthy, desirable rosy complexion.
Conversely, if you are affected by rosacea, redness in your skin, break outs or overly sensitive skin then drinking or directly applying red wine to your face can help you combat the very aspect that is irritating your skin. You can apply red wine as a toner and leave it on your skin, or you can use it as rinse on your face.
Red Wine ExfoliationYou can make an effective red wine scrub for exfoliation at home that will simultaneously scrub away dead and damaged skin cells while delivering the powerful anti-aging compounds right to the new skin.
Mix two tablespoons each of red wine, honey and yogurt and apply as a pack on your face. When the pack is dry, wash it off with normal water. This will give you glowing, youthful skin by exfoliating and delivering resveratrol and other helpful ingredients right to the new skin in the process.