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Wine, the ultimate elixir for a smooth skin

Charlotte Lacroix’s Blog

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October 21st, 2016

Wine, the ultimate elixir for a smooth skin

Hi beautiful,

Usually I would say that alcohol is almost forbidden in your beauty diet if you want to have a perfect complexion, but in this case, talking about wine is actually talking about beauty.

One of the most extravagant beauty rituals, the wine bath, transforms this alcoholic drink into a beauty drink for your skin.  Experts say that it can stop the time, they mean the aging signs. I already knew the saying according to which a glass of red wine keeps the doctor away, but does it really work? It seems it does.

For example, I remember last year when the American basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire posted on his Instagram account a photo of himself bathing in red wine and he wrote: “Recovery Day! Red Wine Bath!! #Kinging”.

“It’s rejuvenation and it’s not 100% red wine. It’s water and wine combined, but majority red wine. The red wine is very important to me because it creates more circulation in my red blood cells. Plus, it’s very hot, so it’s like a hot tub”, said Amar’s Stoudemire quoted by nydailynews.com.

And after I’ve read that he knows about this kind of rejuvenation from his wife, I said to myself that this is something I should try someday. Because when it comes to beauty, women know better. And since even Teri Hatcher does it (yes, she admitted that she pours a glass of wine into her bath daily in order to keep her skin smooth like baby skin), now I really think there’s still something good in the alcohol. Would you like to try?

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The wine road to cosmetics

In the 90’s, Doctor Joseph Vercauteren, professor in Pharmacy at the University of Bordeaux, started to talk about the benefits of some parts from the vineyards, like pips, grape peel, vine cuttings, for cosmetics. While most of the people considered these parts useless elements, Doctor Vercauteren has seen the beauty in them. And he has an explanation for this. Vine contains an important quantity of polyphenols, like resveratrol, which is an excellent antioxidant. Also, the pulp is said to have excellent exfoliating qualities and help reduce the problems associated with aging. So, here’s encapsulated the youth elixir. That was the moment when the cosmetic industry started to use wine to create anti-aging creams, serums, lotions… And it went even further with the spa centers based on vinotherapy. So, basically, vinotherapy makes use of the benefits from the grapes and the vine extracts to provide effective skincare treatments, with anti-ageing action. This sounds like something you will enjoy!

Also, the pulp is said to have excellent exfoliating qualities and help reduce the problems associated with aging. So, here’s encapsulated the youth elixir. That was the moment when the cosmetic industry started to use wine to create anti-aging creams, serums, lotions… And it went even further with the spa centers based on vinotherapy. So, basically, vinotherapy makes use of the benefits from the grapes and the vine extracts to provide effective skincare treatments, with anti-ageing action. This sounds like something you will enjoy!

Wine rituals

The wine bath (actually it is a mix of thermal water and some specific Bordeaux wines), the grape seeds scrubs and grape oil body wraps are now the beloved beauty rituals. And, since resveratrol is on top 5 most efficient antioxidants, I understand why me and you and everyone who wants to stay young, should apply it daily on the skin, one way or another. The spa centers experts have invented different interesting therapies based on red wine. For example, there are some body wrap rituals. They moist some cotton strips in Cabernet and Sauvignon and they wrap your body and keep you like this for 20 minutes. It’s like a bandage dress but with long term beauty effects. While you lay down relaxed, allowing your body to enjoy its drink, you can have some on your face, as well. After 20 minutes, you can go shower yourself and prepare for the next step of the ritual: an energizing body and face massage with grapes oil. They say that this treatment it’s one of the best anti-aging rituals you can get. It also prevents the puffiness, it fights cellulite, it makes your skin texture firmer and it’s an amazing detox ritual.

There are also wine and grapes rituals which start with a whole body scrub made of grapes, grape seeds, organic sugar and shea butter. This tasty scrub is meant to clean deeply your face and body because it is followed by a cosmetic mask made of grapes and honey. It’s all a yummy beauty treat which I really love! And there is more. Now it’s time for the relaxing and moisturizing massage with oils made of grape seeds extract. After this treat, your skin becomes veeeery soft and the antioxidants you have consumed will protect your skin from the free radicals attack. 

There are also the hot body wraps and cosmetic masks with grapes powder or grapes jelly, face and body massage with peptide and polyphenol based balms and more wine based treats that will make your skin glow and look young. These kinds of therapies are amazing if you have sensitive, very thin and dull complexion. They really make miracles. After one session, you’ll see the difference. After more sessions, you’ll see a new you. Don’t you think that the wine spa centers rule!

Either you decide to follow your doctor’s advice and have a glass of wine every day or you start using wine based cosmetic products, if you consume wine responsibly, you’ll have those anti-aging results you’ve always craved for.

With love,

Adele