Not a lot of people know that champagne is actually very good for your skin! I’m going to show you two different ways to use champagne in your beauty regimen depending on if you have dry or oily skin. You can use any type of champagne. If you have some leftover that’s ideal. If not, use an inexpensive bottle. Champagne receives it’s beauty benefits from the skin of the grapes used to make it, as well as the carbonation in the bottle.
HOW DOES CHAMPAGNE BENEFIT YOUR SKIN?
- Tones Skin – The tartaric acid helps balance out discoloration and brightens skin
- Anti-Aging/ Anti-Oxidant – It protects your vital collagen and elastin because contains more Vitamin C and E than your average anti-aging products
- Reduces Redness and Inflammation – Gives you a smooth and even complexion/glow
- Exfoliates Skin – The carbon dioxide acts as a gentle exfoliator, helps constrict and close pores
First Champagne Beauty Tip: CHAMPAGNE DETOX FACE MASK
- This mask benefits people with acne and oily skin
- The clay powder is a detox aid that acts like a magnet pulling toxins and excess oil out of your pores and soothes acne
- Half and Half (You can also use yogurt or cream) is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, unclogs blocked pores, and brightens your skin. Has creaminess that keeps clay from drying your skin out
- Champagne acts as a toner for your skin and also reduces redness, giving you a smooth and even complexion/glow
1/2 cup champagne
2 tbs. half and half
4 tbs. powdered Bentonite clay (or any face clay)
Glass mixing bowl
Measure out 4 tbs of powdered clay into a glass bowl
Pour in 2 tbs of half and half
Mix with clay until clay is moistened
Add ½ a cup of champagne or enough until the mixture is creamy and soft
Apply the mask immediately
Allow the mask to dry for 15 minutes
Rinse your face with warm water or use a warm, damp washcloth to remove any residue
ALCOHOL CAN DRY SKIN OUT – HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD WE USE THIS A WEEK?
Just remember that alcohol can be drying, so only use this treatment 1-2 times per week and be sure to follow with moisturizer.
Because it’s alcohol, be sure to avoid the eye area to avoid irritation. If you know you have sensitive or dry skin, test it out on a patch of non-visible skin on your neck or hands.
Second Champagne Beauty Tip: MIMOSA BODY SCRUB
- Apply to your body before a shower or bath. Rinse with warm water. Finish with cool water to close your pores.
- Coconut oil is a great moisturizer that restore dry and flaky skin/ Vitamin E in the skin also helps fight wrinkles and good for psoriasis, eczema, and sunburn
- Sugar helps inhibit bacteria growth and acts as a gentle exfoliater/helps hydrate your skin and keep moisture within
- Orange oil is anti-inflammatory
1 tbs coconut oil
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup champagne
6 drops of sweet orange essential oil
Pour 1 cup of sugar into a glass bowl
Add 1 tbs of coconut oil (room temp) and mix in
Add about ¼ cup champagne or enough to give you the consistency you want for your scrub
If your scrub is to liquid-y, add more sugar for a thicker consistency
If you want a stronger exfoliator just swap out the sugar with Epsom salt. Another option is to run a bath and add whatever you have left from the champagne to the bath. The carbon dioxide from the champagne acts as a gentle exfoliator to soothe dry skin.
Store the scrub in an airtight container for no more than one week.
For both mask and scrub the cost is around $10.