Wine can give benefits not only by drinking it, but also by applying it to the skin, thanks to “wine therapy”. The number of consumers, who are interested in these techniques, is increasingly growing. They are fascinated by the incredible beneficial properties and ask for these treatments in some of the most exclusive SPAs.
Wine therapy is a fairly new technique. It was born in 1999 in Bordeaux, France, where it was discovered that wine and grapes have antibacterial, emollient and anti-wrinkle properties. These characteristics derive from the fact that the grape, the grape seeds and the wine are rich in antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. Thanks to fermentation, they release phytoalexins, bioflavonoids and polyphenols. All these elements are able to fight free radicals and stimulate collagen synthesis, favouring cell turnover, thus making the skin more elastic and radiant. Benefits are also seen with regard to the functionality of the microcirculation, which fights retention problems and facilitates blood circulation.
Peels, seeds and stalks are used to obtain high-tech creams and treatments. From grapes to wine, nothing is excluded in cosmetics: everything is used to create beauty creams and antioxidant products, which help fight skin ageing.
This way, consumers can enjoy cosmetics that come from the plant world and therefore contain less chemicals that can damage the skin. It is always preferable to choose organic products also in terms of beauty.
To start with a basic wine therapy and check its beneficial properties, users can create a DIY facial beauty cream by mixing these ingredients:
– 1 jar of natural plain yogurt
– 2 tablespoons of organic honey
– 4-5 tablespoons of organic red wine
Alternatively, we suggest a scrub made of brown sugar, lemon and organic red wine.