Glowing Skin with New Year’s Champagne

Glowing Skin with New Year’s Champagne

Glowing Skin with New Year's Champagne

Happy New Year’s Day!

I thought this was the per­fect time to share a quick tip with you, using your left­over New Year’s champagne:


Grapes have long been used to fight wrin­kles, both top­i­cally and inter­nally, due to the high antiox­i­dant lev­els (mean­ing: they con­tain com­po­nents that fight free rad­i­cals — which cause inflam­ma­tion, wrin­kles, you name it). Women in Italy use a sim­ple wine and milk mask for smooth, age­less skin; and cham­pagne is often used for clar­i­fy­ing the skin while pro­vid­ing a healthy dose of anti-aging and light­en­ing prop­er­ties. These light­en­ing prop­er­ties come from tar­taric acid, which is present in cham­pagne and wine due to the juice of grapes (the acid is also found in bak­ing pow­der and cream of tar­tar) — so if you have unwanted pig­men­ta­tion or want to even out your skin tone, cham­pagne is a won­der­ful solu­tion. Plus, the tar­taric acid may help clear up blem­ishes (it has anti-bacterial prop­er­ties). Annnnd, the lovely bub­bling action of cham­pagne brings micro-circulation to the skin, giv­ing you a pretty glow and and a dewy complexion.


The only thing you have to be wary of is the alco­hol con­tent. If your skin is extremely sen­si­tive or overly dry, you may want to try it on a small patch of skin first. If your skin does well, then do the cham­pagne treat­ment (see below for instruc­tions) and follow-up with a nice nat­ural mois­tur­izer. My skin is very dry in the win­ter, and I found cham­pagne to be a won­der­ful treatment.


1. This is best used after freshly washed skin, since cham­pagne cleans out and closes the pores.

2. Grab a shal­low dish, a mea­sur­ing spoon (optional), a soft cot­ton skin pad, and an opened bot­tle of qual­ity champagne.

3. Pour about 2 Tbsp. of cham­pagne into your dish and drop your cot­ton pad into the cham­pagne. Let the pad soak it up.

4. Wipe the champagne-soaked cot­ton pad all over your face, neck, and chest. It is fine to use around the eyes, just don’t get it in there!

5. Don’t rinse off. Follow-up with a light, nat­ural mois­tur­izer — plain ole’ jojoba or sweet almond oil are also great moisturizers.

6. Enjoy your new glow!

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