Who doesn’t like a little wine for some personal time? When used topically, wine has antioxidant properties. I’ve whipped up this simple recipe that you can tailor to your needs. Choose white wine for skin tightening, or red wine for anti-aging properties.
WINE FACIAL STEAM
1/2 cup wine
1/2 cup witch hazel
Pour the wine and witch hazel into a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl and bring it to a boil. (You are allowed to get creative here! Add some flower petals, a drop or two of essential oil, herbs, even lemon or orange peel). If you are dealing with some dry skin, add a 1/2 cup of water to dilute the mixture.
Carefully take the pot or bowl and set it on a table (trivets!). Place a towel over your head, making a tent, and lean over the steam. Breathe deep. Treat yourself for about 15-20 minutes of “me time.”
Once the steam has cooled, you can use this concoction as a facial astringent. Keep it refrigerated and use within three days. Here’s to your health!
Alexis Clare began creating fun twists on “traditional” bath stuff in 2010, when she had a little too much time on her hands. Why not make a bath melt that looks like a macaron, or top a bath bomb with cocoa butter “icing”? Her inspiration comes from sweet treats and fancy deserts, gems and rocks, and magical creatures. Visit whippedupwonderful.com for more delightful creations that are eco-friendly, natural, and low-waste.