What you’ll need:
2 TBSP Red Wine
1 C Green Tea
3 TBSP Plain Yogurt
½ C Oats
2 TBSP Honey
(You can make fun of my gallon jug of wine if you want! It is literally my very favorite out of all the wines I’ve tried, and at about $12, I’m ok with that!)
Make a small cup of green tea. Grind oats in a food processor. Mix in honey, yogurt, wine, and oats. Apply to face and relax with your own glass of wine for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse, then moisturize.
Red wine is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Even the experts agree that a glass a night can encourage well-being in a multitude of ways. I love it in my belly, but there has been research done that suggests not only does the body benefit from wine internally, but applied topically, can counteract the effects of aging. Sign me up!
The caffeine in green tea can temporarily tighten the skin, giving a lifted effect to wrinkles and signs of gravity. Honey is extra moisturizing, and oats are extra soothing. The lactic acid in yogurt exfoliates rough and dead skin. Every ingredient in this mask is beneficial!
I mixed all the ingredients together except the oats. They were an afterthought since the other ingredients combined were a bit more watery than I wanted. In hindsight, I definitely should have ground them up, because instead of being watery, it was clumpy.
I got my husband on board, and we masked for about 15 minutes. It was almost impossible to keep Dolce off of Jared! ;)
When the masks came off with a hot towel, I definitely noticed my skin feeling fresh, smooth, and calm. I’ve been using a new cream from the dermatologist that has made it a little dry and hot, so I appreciated a relaxing change for the evening.
You can’t go wrong with making a mask from scratch in the kitchen! Try to use the purest forms of the ingredients you can find, and do some research on the products you have in your pantry. It is so much fun! Let us know if you have any great recipes for DIY skin care!