Wine is amongst one of the finest drinks known to humanity. Humans have consumed the ruby red drink from time immemorial. Due to its extensive health benefits, wine has become a recreation and relaxation drink in our daily lives. Some of the red wine’s best-known benefits are credited to the presence of antioxidants in the beverage.
Ways to use wine in your daily routine.
1. Now ageing can be fun
Red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon are very good for the skin and stop skin ageing. Red wine contains antioxidants such as tannin, resveratrol and flavonoid, which help restore natural collagen & elastin fibres to combat ageing. Red wine, it’s authentic, gives a boost to skin slackening, raising fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Bye-Bye to Acne prone skin:
Red wine, especially Stella rosa contains natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Because of the high antiseptic property of red wine, topical application of it on the face clears the pores, battles acne and avoids potential breakouts. Soak a ball of cotton and put some red wine on it. Apply it to the face for 20 minutes and voila! Say hi to clear skin.
3. Tanned skin – Now never
Red wine will also help you get an even skin tone and regain the elusive glow on your face, which is often lost due to constant stress and pollution.
Red wine like Pinot Noir can also be used as a facial toner. Soak a ball of cotton in wine & rub it over your chin area. Leave it on the face for 20 minutes, then wash dry.
4. Block Sun naturally
Red wine such as Zinfandel has plenty of essential amino acids that can help improve skin texture and regeneration. The red wine antioxidants cover the skin and block the UV rays from entering. Use Red wine as added-on protection along with the use of your sunscreen.
5. Wine improves complexion
Wine like Sangiovese contains polyphenols which help to turn a dull complexion and give you the glow you always wanted. Spray red wine on your face and rub softly for 10 minutes. Keep it on for another ten minutes, then wash dry. In order to kill dead skin cells, you can also blend red wine with 2 teaspoons of oatmeal and massage your skin.
Health Benefits of drinking red wine for women:
- Red wine antioxidants can boost good cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.
- Drinking red wine will lower your blood sugar, says the American Diabetes Association. Taking a glass of Cabernet every night might cut the risk of diabetes.
- Resveratrol in red wine helps in burning the extra calories.
- Drinking a glass of Stella rosa wine daily can give your immune system a boost.
- Red wine increases the density and reduces the chance of osteoporosis.
Step by step process to incorporate wine in your beauty regime:
10-minute Red wine facial:
Wine Facial, anybody? This beauty trick is perfect for rejuvenating your skin and having the glow you always wanted. Mix in essential oil to the Stella rosa wine and then massage the liquid for 10 minutes on the face and neck and wash with cold water.
Here is how you can do a Red Wine facial:
A variety of salons and spas around the world provide facial treatments for wine, and these are also very costly. At home, at a much lower rate, you can replicate the results of these luxurious facials.
All you need is a bottle of red wine and a few simple ingredients that are readily available in almost every kitchen.
Step 1: Start off with cleansing:
Start by cleaning your face with a damp, clean cloth. Mix three or four tablespoons of Stella rosa red wine with a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Dip a clean ball of cotton into this mixture and brush it over your whole face. Massage the cleansing lotion gently on your face and wash it off with a clean tissue paper after some time.
Step 2: Scrub it off:
The red wine can also be used to make an exfoliating paste. Combine the wine along with a good natural exfoliator like rice, coffee, sugar, etc.
Combine with your exfoliator a few tablespoons of red wine and mix to produce a rough paste. To extract the soil and dead skin cells, apply this paste in circular motions.
Step 3: Massage
Take aloe vera gel and add a few drops of either essential oil and a tablespoon of red wine. Mix all three ingredients together and gently massage them onto your forehead.
Use your fingertips to rub the paste onto your face and ensure that you focus on all parts of your face including your forehead, chin and under your eyes.
Step 4: Final Face pack
Red wine face packs can be made using two tablespoons; red wine and yoghurt each, and honey for one tablespoon.
Mix all the ingredients together, add them to your face and keep them on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with a wet cloth, and feel yourself the difference.
Besides being great for the skin, red wine is also known to be healthy to the heart and one of the healthiest drinks to take part in, while on a diet for weight loss. It is because it has very fewer calories, and the antioxidants and tannins found in the drunk fight against inflammation.
The market today offers a variety of red wines like “Stella rosa” made from various ingredients, such as raspberries, gooseberries, raisins, figs, etc. Such sumptuous ingredients give the wine its rich properties.
Keeping that in mind, adding it to one’s skincare routine can reap the benefits of red wine and its ingredients.