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Eight ways to use red wine for facial skin care

Beauty - By Esther Muchene | December 28th 2020 at 09:45:00 GMT +0300
Aside from being great for the skin, red wine has also been known to be healthy for the heart (Shutterstock)

Red wine is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks around.

Man has been consuming the ruby red vine since time in memorial. The drink, which has been an instrument of leisure and relaxation for kings and ordinary men alike, also comes with a number of health benefits.

Some of these benefits are credited to the presence of antioxidants found in the wine.

Aside from being great for the skin, it has also been known to be healthy for the heart and good for weight loss.

This is because it has less calories and the antioxidants and tannins present help fight inflammation in the body.

And that is not all.

When used correctly, it has other benefits your skin will thank you for. Here are some of the ways you can use red wine for facial skin care routines.

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  1. Skin ageing

Turns out red wine may help one age better. The presence of antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannins fight skin ageing by restoring collagen and elastic fibres.

  1. Beauty sleep

Red wine may also help one sleep better due to the presence of melatonin. This is the hormone which regulates our sleep cycles.

  1. Clear complexion booster

Red wine may also help you get an even skin tone and regain that elusive glow on your face which often gets lost due to excessive stress and pollution.

All you have to do is pour a few drops on a cotton pad and wipe your face. Rinse and moisturize.

  1. Acne treatment

Red wine also has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that can help fight acne breakouts. Applying red wine topically on your face can clear pores and hence, preventing acne.

  1. As a cleanser

Start by cleaning your face with a clean, damp cloth. Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with three or four tablespoons of red wine.

Dip a clean cotton ball into the mixture and apply it all over your face. Gently massage the cleansing lotion on your face and after some time wash it off with a clean tissue paper.

  1. As a scrub

You can use red wine to create an exfoliating paste too.

Mix the wine with a good natural exfoliator such as ground rice, coffee or sugar.

Mix a few tablespoons of red wine with your exfoliator and mix it to make a rough paste.

Apply this paste in circular motions to remove dirt and dead skin cells.

  1. Aid in blood flow

Take some aloe vera gel or rose water, a few drops of any essential oil of your choice and a tablespoon of red wine.

Mix all three ingredients properly and massage them on your face gently using your fingertips.

Make sure you focus on all areas of the face including your forehead, chin and under eyes. This will help improve blood circulation on the face and your whole face will benefit from it.

Massage your face for at least 10 minutes and then wipe off the paste off.

  1. As a face pack

A red wine face pack can be made using two tablespoons of red wine, yogurt and one table spoon of honey.

Mix all the ingredients well and apply generously on your face.

Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it off with a damp cloth. You will notice a clear difference after a few uses.


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