The benefits of wine are rooted in science. But did you know that it not only tastes good, but is also good for your skin? Royals used to rub grape juice on their skin for a fresher, vibrant look.Now, you too can go for a wine facial to get your glow back as it acts as a catalyst in helping the skin breathe. Wine makes for a good skincare treatment as it contains natural phenols, polyphenols, resveratrol and anthocyanin that prevents free-radical damage.
“Wine is rich in vitamins and minerals. Hence, it interacts with specific natural ingredients to help cleanse and beautify the skin, hair and body . We treat patients who are suffering from acne, eczema, and other skin problems through wine therapy . Those with dry skin should choose a sweet wine with plenty of sugar for water-binding purposes. Acne-prone skin will do better with red wine, since its high concentration of the polyphenol resveratrol will act to reduce inflammation while reversing or preventing free radical damage. Those with extremely flaky skin should choose dry wine, which has a greater concentration of the natural called malic, tartaric, and citric acid,” says cosmetologist Jaishree Manchanda. She adds that wine does not have any side effects, so it can be safely used for a bath and facial. However, it is advised to seek professional help when trying out something new.
– For dry skin, mix a cup of dry red wine with one cup of water. Pour it into a spray bottle, and apply all over after a shower or bath. Leave on for five minutes, then rinse.
– For slaky skin, mix 1/4 cup of dry white wine with 1 cup white vinegar and adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of this liquid to bathwater.
– For acne-prone oily skin, boil a soothing herb like chamomile in white wine for 10 minutes, let it cool, and then apply.
– To revive the glow in your skin, scrub your face with the sea-salt and wine, and follow it up with a warm wine massage.