Red wine Face Mask
Making Face Mask Recipes

Unexpected? Maybe; but a red wine face mask made with the bottom of red wine that was left after last nights dinner party is a fantastic second way to enjoy that marvelous Merlot or superb Shiraz (not counting hangovers)

Red wine is one of those surprising ingredients in natural skin care which is still a bit under-used. Our goal is to put red wine higher on the all natural skin care menu. Maybe that after you have taken a closer look at these facial mask recipes you won't finish that bottle of red on purpose just to keep a bit to dab it on your face later on


And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a relaxing and satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these red wine face masks. It's all made clear; these facial mask recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets



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Why a red wine face mask, what are the red wine benefits for me…or my skin?

Red wine contains high levels of antioxidant polyphenols, which are beneficial in keeping your skin healthy. Generally red wine when used in skin care products fights free radicals, stimulates blood circulation, rejuvenates, increases skin elasticity, eases the nerves, firms, whitens, and leaves your skin bright and glowing

These stimulating properties make that red wine softens wrinkles and fine lines and is altogether very useful in battling the effects of aging skin

Also in cases of acne and eczema red wine is also considered to be good for detoxifying the skin and in this way helping your skin against these kind of skin disorders


If you want to find out more about red wine as an active ingredient in do-it-yourself facial masks visit our homemade facial mask basics page by clicking on the link. There you can also find out more about many other possible ingredients and ways to combine them into your own signature facial mask recipe


Some useful tips

Before applying any facial mask clean your face and neck with fresh water. Take off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, in short: everything. Use a non abrasive, non aggressive soap if necessary. When finished, pat your skin dry

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath suggestions & tips check our steam bath page

When you have applied the red wine face mask of choice make sure you take your time to lie down, place a towel under your head and neck. Put 2 cucumber slices on your eyes; or use 2 used and cooled down chamomile teabags (our personal favorite!) or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water


To make your face mask experience even more satisfying we suggest you check our quick facial tips page. These will smooth things out just a little bit more





Making face mask recipes
Red wine face mask recipes


We got some rejuvenating and delicious red wine mask recipes gathered here for you. These should keep you occupied and drinking for a while ;-)


Note

To preserve the polyphenols (and the taste as well) in red wine you should keep the bottle closed. When red wine comes into contact with air (oxygen) it starts the oxidation process leaving the wine undrinkable and ineffective for skin care

Enjoy applying and making these face mask recipes all by yourself or with friends

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



Making face mask recipes

Egg white Red wine face mask


A basic red wine face mask; the egg white and red wine form a super skin toner, they seriously tighten your skin and are a powerful anti aging force

On top of that honey is the perfect natural humectant; it attracts moisture and keeps it there where it should be: under your skin. It also soothes and smooths. This red wine mask will make your skin look younger, extra vibrant and leaves it silky smooth


What do you need:

  • 1 Egg white
  • 3 tablespoons Red wine
  • 1 tablespoons organic Honey


How to do it:

Gently mix the egg white, red wine and honey until you have a smooth substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: If you like this toning mask, try our homemade facial toners





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Seaweed, Honey, Aloe vera  Red wine face mask

(For acne prone skin)


Soothe and clean acne ridden skin with this red wine face mask. It will leave your face feeling incredibly smooth, soft and looking absolutely radiant

It also offers intense firming action and is known to soften wrinkles and fine lines


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Red wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoons organic Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Kelp Powder – Seaweed


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave)

Mix the honey and the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes so the kelp powder can absorb the moisture

Spread and massage the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10 minutes Rinse it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel


Tip: because of the iodine in kelp you should not use this mask if you have an iodine allergy

Tip 2: For more acne treatments check our home remedies for acne





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Pomegranate, Rose clay, Honey, coconut Red wine face mask


This red wine face mask is one big antioxidant powerhouse and an all round skin care champion

Pomegranate stimulates the growth of collagen while the polyphenols of the red wine further reduce free radicals

While rose clay gently exfoliates and stimulates circulation, the lactic acid in the coconut milk softens your skin. The humectant honey provides the finishing touch in this all natural wonder mask


What do you need:

  • 1/4 Pomegranate
  • 1 tablespoon Red wine
  • 3 tablespoons Rose clay
  • 1 tablespoon organic Honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon Coconut milk


How to do it:

Peel 1/4 pomegranate cut the fruit in pieces and put these in a bowl orfood processor and mash it. Put the clay in a mixing bowl and slowly add the pomegranate, red wine, honey and coconut milk. Mix these well until you have a smooth sticky paste that will stay on your face without it running off

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Wonderful mask for aging skin; find more on our anti aging mask page





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Green tea, Yogurt, Honey Red wine face mask


Green tea is also high in anti oxidants, which makes that this red wine mask pulls the brake on aging skin. The honey and yogurt soothe and smooth


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon Green Tea
  • 1 tablespoon Red wine
  • 1 tablespoon Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 2 tablespoon organic Honey


How to do it:

Make a cup of green tea and let it stand for a few minutes. Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave.)Strain the tea and mix it with the red wine, yogurt and honey until you have a smooth substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Delightful mask for aging skin; find more on our anti aging mask page




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



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