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Now you can put #wine on your face as well as in your glass

Because of its skin rejuvenating properties, wine facial is becoming increasingly popular. Are you a wine lover?

Well, your skin may love to feast on it, too. Because of its rejuvenating properties, wine facial is fast becoming a popular trend. According to cosmetic surgeon Dr Satish Arolkar, l-tartaric acid in wine stimulates the development of new cells in the skin’s outer layers. Yeast is ideal for teenagers and acne-prone skin as it has a multitude of nutrients — especially zinc — which clears the skin. “Also, Riboflavin helps the immune system.

Organic wine facials have immense health and beauty benefits because they are packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin. They fight free radicals and help maintain a youthful and glowing skin. They are rich in amino acids that boosts skin renewal and prevents sun damage,” he adds.  

Shenaira Advani (name changed), a 33-year-old lawyer, recently indulged in an organic wine facial. “I tried it out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised by the results. My skin looked much younger, supple and glowing,” she says. Many types of wine — red, white, grape, apple and elderberry — are used in facial therapy. Red wine, which was predominantly used to raise a toast to health and wellness, is being used to revive the glow in an ageing skin, while white wine treats oily, congested skin. Men and women of all age groups, who want to look young with a healthy skin, can opt for organic wine facial. The antioxidants in organic wine helps prevent the harmful effects of free radicals, which are the main cause of early ageing — they give rise to wrinkles and age spots. Wine mixed with organic products are also rich in vitamin C, which is a must for healthy skin, says cosmetologist Sujata Naik. 

Persons with specific concerns can have organic wine facials once in a week or two. If you’re over 30 years old, once in a month is more than enough, says Naik. Don’t rush to try wine facial at home. “Wine facials are mostly suitable for everyone, but one should not try it at home — mixing just anything with wine and applying it. Wine is acidic and could be harmful if mixed with the wrong product,” warns Naik.

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