Enjoy a Little “Me Time” with a Wine Facial Steam

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

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup wine
  • 1/2 cup witch hazel

 

Directions:

  • 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!

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