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Vinotherapy: how you can use wine on your skin

A glass of wine here and then is a great way to relax after a hard day’s work, and aside from providing numerous health benefits, it can also be used on your skin to complement products like Mizon.

Studies show that drinking a glass of wine everyday can actually help enhance our health in surprising ways.

Some of which include boosting our immune system, increasing our bone density, reducing our chances of developing strokes later in life, and even improve brain function.

While these benefits are certainly more than enough to pour yourself a bottle of wine, other studies have also shown the effects that wine can have on your skin.

Vinotherapy involves using the residue of wine during its process, specifically its pips and pulps, which are then rubbed into the skin.

The reason why people use the residue is because many believe its pulp provides excellent exfoliating qualities and while also reducing the numerous problems associated with ageing.

Since its discovery, countless of products have been derived from this study which includes creams, facial masks, and body scrubs.

In certain places, there are spas dedicated to using wine residue and applying it to the client’s body as a way to pamper and soothe the skin while also providing added health boosts.

Here are some benefits that come with vinotherapy:

1. Fights ageing

Wine is a great source of flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin, which are powerful antioxidants that can help reduce ageing and fight against free radicals by restoring collagen and elastic fibers.

How to use: If you’re not in a spa that offers vinotherapy, you can always create your very own red wine facial. To start mix 2 tablespoons of red wine into a 1/4 cup of green tea, you can make one using a tea bag. Add 2 tablespoons of organic honey and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt until its well blended.

Spread the mask all over your face and relax for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water thoroughly and pat dry with a towel. Apply moisturizer after for a healthy glow.

For added benefits, using red wine as an exfoliant to help slough off dead skin cells is a great way to achieve softer looking skin.

To start, add 4 tablespoons of red wine in a container with 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Mix well into a paste and rub the concoction on the skin in gentle, circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells…
 
 
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