How to Incorporate Red Wine into Your Skin Routine
The beauty industry is full of trends that come and go. Some of them make the most of ingredients that you can find in your kitchen pantry, while others are so strange that you probably don't think you'll ever be able to try them.
One of the latest is incorporating wine with skin care. While you might just be used to including wine with Friday night’s dinner, or Sunday brunch with the girls, if you breakdown the ingredients, there is so much more to it.
Let's take a look at which types of wine we think are most beneficial for your skin, and three simple ways that you can use wine for your daily skin care routine that you might never have thought of.
Which Wine is Good for the Skin?
You might have already been able to guess this, but the best type of wine for the skin is red. This is because red wine is packed with antioxidants, which are powerful enough to fight off free radicals. Red wine can also help improve inflammation as well as blood circulation, all things that go towards good skin.
- Reduces Signs of Aging: Antioxidants in wine like tannins, resveratrol and flavonoid can encourage the production of collagen, and help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and pollution.
- Help with Acne: Because wine has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it can help clear pores and reduce the chance of breakouts.
- Boost That Glow: Red wine is known for its free radicals, as well as reducing stress levels, which means that it can help improve your skin’s glowiness, and even out the skin tone.
Make Sure to Keep it Light
Everything in moderation, right? This is true if you love a glass or two of red wine during the week, and it's also true for the skin benefits related to wine. If you use too much red wine with your skin, it can actually lead to dehydration, as alcohol is a diuretic, which means that it can dehydrate you.
This is why it's important to find a good balance and preserve your skin's hydration both when you apply wine through skin care, and when you drink it.
Using Wine in Your Daily Skincare Routine
Even if you don't typically go for red wine, you can still make the most of its naturally-occurring benefits by implementing it into your daily skin care routine. The official name for it is vinotherapy, which involves rubbing the pips and pulp of winemaking into your skin. Now, while you can't visit your favorite winery and ask them to whip you up a daily wine scrub, there are definitely some DIY treatments you can make from home.
If your skin has been a little dull as of late, then you might want to consider trying a wine scrub. The good thing about red wine is that it can be used as an exfoliator when you mix it with sugar, and the result is a nice feeling paste. Gently rub the paste onto your skin, leave it for a few minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm or cold water and pat your skin dry.
If your skin is sensitive or you find the scrub a little bit too rough, simply add a drop of honey to soften up the texture.
Have you just run out of the toner that you usually use? Don't worry, you don't have to make a late-night run to the store; all you've got to do is get your red wine down from the shelf. Get a clean cotton ball and dip it in your red wine, and then apply it to your face and neck. Using red wine as a toner can help reduce dead skin cells, as well as oil, and clear up your pores and even fight blemishes.
Wine Face Mask
If you're not someone who enjoys a glass of red wine with a steak every now and then, the best way to benefit from its natural properties is to create a face mask that will result in radiant-looking skin. Of course, the best thing about a face mask is that you can include other ingredients that will benefit your skin.
If your skin is naturally acne prone, then there's a good chance you've already tried an egg white mask. If you want to take this up a level, add a drop of honey and a few tablespoons of red wine to an egg white. Mix these ingredients together until the result is a smooth paste, then apply this to your face and neck. Allow it to sit for approximately 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
The red wine and egg white will work together to tighten and cleanse your pores, so that your skin appears firmer. Honey naturally attracts moisture and hydrates and soothes your skin. If you want to try a homemade wine mask, but your skin is particularly dry, then exchange the egg white for Greek yogurt. This is going to exfoliate and hydrate your skin naturally.
Getting Resourceful with Your Beauty Treatments
When it comes to natural beauty and skin care, it's all about being resourceful. As you can see, there are many different ways to incorporate items you might have in the cupboards into your daily skin care routine, which can result in hydrated, glowy skin.
Here at Velettá, we believe in keeping our skin care range as natural as possible. This is why our natural beauty products are halal-certified, New Zealand made, 100% natural, and plant based. We know that you care about what goes on your skin, and so do we. For a natural, hydrating everyday skincare routine that will make your skin shine, try our Facial Cleansing Oil, followed up by our Facial Moisturizer. When it comes to taking care of your skin, we believe that there’s only one way to do it properly, and this is with natural ingredients. Keep it natural, and your skin will thank you for it!