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:

CHAMPAGNE FOR GLOWING SKIN

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.

READY TO TRY IT?

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.

LET’S BEGIN!

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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