The translucent dewy glow, the spotless clear complexion and a wonderful warmth to one's face is lovely. That is what glowing skin is all about, and how we all secretly crave for it. There are plentiful beauty parlors, skin care products, dermatologists who assure you with the promise of making beautiful skin yours.
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But, how easy can it be, if you can make way to get that dewy glow to your skin at home? One of the wonderful ingredients to get amazing skin is red wine! You may have heard all about it, but figured it was only a wish but here are valid reasons why you should include red wine in your beauty regimen straight away.
Red wine has been a trusted companion in all beauty therapies for ages. It is because of the wonderful glowing skin it gives. It is rich in antioxidants and amino acids which promote active new cell growth. The antioxidants are responsible to fight the signs of ageing and once coupled with cell renewal, you are able to keep your skin healthy and younger-looking.
The power of Polyphenols
Polyphenols in red wine are excellent at fighting fight blemishes on your skin. You can get rid of black patches slowly by using regular regimen of a red wine application. It will prevent cell oxidation and help to boost complexion and add a glow to your skin.
Calms irritated and acne-prone skin
Red wine is also one of the best known resources that contain AHAs, antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. This means your skin is safe from infections like acne, pimples and scarring. Apply few drops of red wine on your face every day, concentrating on the problematic areas. You will soon notice diminishing pimples and fading dark spots.
You can make red wine an excellent substitute for your toner. Dip a clean cotton ball in red wine and smear it across your face and neck. You will notice a drastic change in your skin within a matter of few days. It will help in maintaining oily skin, dry skin, remove dead cells and give you a translucent glow.
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Red wine facial anyone?
Once in a month opt for wine facial. You can choose to go for one at a beauty parlor, spa, or make a DIY wine facial. Either of these will be an excellent option to make skin supple, smooth and revitalize overall skin health.
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of honey
4-5 tablespoons of red wine
Steam your face with a hot towel or steamer for 5 minutes to open the pores together with sweat out impurities. Place yogurt, red wine and honey in a bowl and whisk well. Fully apply mixture to face using clean fingertips, avoiding your mouth and eyes. (discard any remaining mixture). Allow the ingredients to soak into the face for around 5 to 7 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
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It is not new to western and European countries to include wine in their everyday meal and for good reason as wine comes with many health benefits. If consuming wine is not up to your taste, you can try these alternatives to enjoy the goodness it brings without consuming but what fun is in that?
Have you tried red wine in your beauty routine or thinking about it?
Sancta, a post graduate in English Literature, true to the education loves to be wrapped into a world of poetry and the scent of old books. After short experiments in different fields of business, she is currently following her passion as beauty blogger at Lifestylica.