Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use red wine as your face mask? Red wine has become the newest skin care trend and has started to dominate in many skin care products. Red wine is good for your skin and has a lot of health benefits. Personally, I came across this mask accidentally while getting my facial treatment. My beauty professional wouldn’t stop mentioning about this skin lightening red wine facial and how I should embark on my beauty regimen. I couldn’t wait to give a try on my face to see if the claims are actually true.
Red wine has taken the market by storm because of its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. Our skin starts aging due to free radicals and red wine contains antioxidants (flavonoid, resveratrol, and tannin) which can fight against skin aging by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. Also, Resveratrol which can be found on the skin of grapes is an antioxidant and is also best known for its anti-inflammatory properties that can treat skin diseases like acne (a major issue in my case, perhaps that’s why I was tempted to give a try).
I was super excited to try out this new (weird) beauty ingredient on my skin. After all, I was curious to find out if it was worth the hype. And as it turns out, this easy peasy mask effectiveness will knock your socks off.
3 Surprising Red Wine Benefits For Your Skin:
1. For Acne:
I started by cleansing my face with Cetaphil cleanser (something that I can swear by, controls my acne to a great extent). Honestly, I’m quite skeptical about trying the wine topically on my face. So, I simply soaked a cotton ball with red wine and applied only on my acne. I left it for around 20 minutes before wiping it off. And it worked!! I mean you won’t see your pimple disappearing overnight but you can see it has considerably reduced. You may feel a tingling sensation but I guess this is how it works.
2.For Glowing Skin:
You can use red wine as a toner even. All you need is mixing red wine and rose water at 3:1 ratio as per your requirement. Spray it on your face and wipe it off with a cotton ball. You can refrigerate this for a week.
Alternatively, you can put some wine in ice trays and freeze it to make wine ice cubes. Massage your skin with ice cubes for 5 minutes. This is pretty easy and simple way to indulge your skin with the goodness of wine. Plus you can get rid of those pesky painful pimples that keep on returning back. Just wrap the wine ice cube in a thin cloth and place the wrapped cloth directly on top of a pimple for about 1-2 minutes. You can reapply again after a time gap of 5 minutes. This can help reduce the swelling and shrinking the size of your spot.
3. For Skin Treatment:
For this mask, I decided to use unflavored Greek yogurt and red wine. Yogurt is undoubtedly all-rounder
Note: Even though the remedies are safe to use but always do a patch test to find out if your skin is not irritated by any of these ingredients. When using face pack do not speak or move your face muscles as indirectly you may be stretching your skin.