A very unusual bath-time ritual could actually give you more youthful looking skin.
One of our favourite ways to use up leftover wine is in our beauty routine. It may sound strange, but wine isn’t just good for heart health – it can also make your skin soft, smooth and youthful.
A recent trend in anti-ageing is vinotherapy – and while bathing completely in wine may not be possible for the average person, it is true that adding a liberal pour to your next bath will leave your skin looking smoother.
It contains a compound called resveratrol, which is thought to protect against toxins. Exfoliating tartaric acid softens, disinfects, and regenerates your skin, meaning you’ll look great. Plus there may just be enough left over for a glass as you soak!
According to SouthAfricanSpas.co.za, Vinotherapy originated in France, where wine is known as the “eau-de-vieis” (water of life).
Spas use the wine residue – so the bits left over after the wine-making process – in treatments to restore condition to your skin.
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NBA basketball player Amar’e Stoudmire caused a fuss a few years back by showing people how he used a red wine bath to recover after tough games.
Watch the video here:
While we probably all can’t afford to fill a bath like Amar’e, using up leftovers or buying a R40 bottle of wine sure seems worth a try!
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