A lot of people say that having a glass of red wine a day is among the smartest things that you can do for yourself. They even go that far to say that wine is the elixir of youth and that it is a real anti-aging treatment in a bottle with delicious taste. Actually, these claims are based on facts. Wine does make you feel better and it helps your health. There are two main ways in which red wine, especially, makes you feel and look younger and healthier.
The first way is through the regulation of your blood flow and the heart rate. Red wine will help your heart work properly and it will definitely make it healthier. The substance that is ever-present in red wine, resveratrol, prevents the blood clots from forming and it also improves on the quality of the blood vessels.
Another thing that makes wine so popular and so healthy are the numerous antioxidants that it contains. They are key elements to all the anti-aging treatments and the wine is swarming with them. Free radicals are those nasty things that play the important role in all the aging processes and all the aging related diseases. The thing with the antioxidants is that they fight off the free radicals and help you stay young.
Wine is also amazingly beneficial for your skin. Here are some recipes with which you can make sure that your skin is nice, healthy and beautiful.
Wine Mask with Honey
The best wine to use for this type of mask is port. You will need to mix some port wine with 3 teaspoons of honey. Mix them in well so that they get the density and the unity needed to be applied on your face. Clean your face and then apply the mixture of honey and port. Leave it be for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Honey will tone your face while the wine will do its anti-aging magic.
White Wine Face Cleaner
This is the mixture that can last in your fridge for months, but since it is so easy to prepare, make sure you always have a fresh one. Use 6 tablespoons of white wine and mix it with 3 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. All you need to do with this mixture is to blend it all in very well. Once you steam your face and wash it, with all those pores opened, use the cotton pads to apply this cleaner on your face and be careful about the area around your eyes. It will keep your face fresh and clean, getting you rid of all that oily residues.
Wine and Yoghurt
As this may sound like a very odd combination, it is actually very good for oily skin. You need to use some yoghurt and mix in 3 tablespoons of red wine in it. To this mixture, you need to add a couple of drops of tea tree oil. The whole mixture needs to be homogenous and of the density that you think can stay on your face. On the clean face, put this mixture and leave it there for 20 minutes. Lukewarm water will be enough for removing it after that time.
Aloe and Red Wine
You may be probably already using aloe Vera gel for many purposes. However, mixing it with red wine and making into a gel that will be applied on your face and left there for 15 minutes is probably a new thing for you. However, this is to be tried, since, the combination of these two substances make amazing face mask with excellent anti-aging effects.
The effects and the benefits of wine on your body and your skin, in other words, on your health and your beauty are widely famous. However, there seems to be a slight preference in these terms for the red wine. That is because it has slightly more antioxidants than, let’s say, sweet white wine. White wine is milder and gentler and that is why it can be used for those with more sensitive skin. Therefore, choose your wine accordingly.