Mom and Son Try Dr. Oz Red Wine Face Mask: Get Accidentally Tipsy
As a writer, son, boyfriend, and human, there are times that I find myself drawn to enjoy a glass of wine or two every now and again to rid myself of the day’s dilemmas or simply drown my sorrows. Half jokes. But the truth is, red wine is actually quite healthy for you on the inside and shockingly, on the outside as well! So when my mom approached me with this red wine facial from Dr. Oz I was a little skeptical, but when she mentioned that we could also drink the ingredients, I was on board.
Why is the Red Wine Face Mask Good For You?
To answer that I first need to know why red wine is good for you in the first place. We all know red wine is chalk full of antioxidants which are basically help us stay alive. Essentially, oxidization is what happens on a molecular level that slowly damages the DNA and proteins in our bodies. Wine is an antioxidant which inhibits this process so it keep them from deteriorating. Wine saves us!
Red wine boosts your immune system, reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease and can potentially lower cholesterol! If you’re still not going to have a glass of red with me then read on… furthermore the Dionysus juice increases bone density and cognitive functions, decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer AND makes us live longer! Now how do you like them
But why Put Red Wine on your Face?
Aside from the occasional spill, red wine is a fantastic antiseptic with anti-bacterial properties that can combat bacteria from running amok on our faces and stopping potential acne breakouts. Cleaning pores and preventing acne is only one sided of the rouge bevvy we love so much, it also has been said to have Resveratrol which is a phytoalexin antioxidant that can reverse aging by combating the effects of UV radiation.
The Power of Greek Yogurt and Honey in your Face Mask
Yogurt, as with most dairy products, has active probiotics that work wonders on your digestive track and provide health benefits like smoother digestion, lower blood pressure and can even fight IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome). But when you put it on your face the probiotics can actually smooth and help revitalize your skin. Raw organic honey can also deep clean your pores as it is known to have antibacterial properties as well.
What Happens When You Mix The Ingredients Together?
I can only speak from personal experience here, and I’m not a scientist but… the facemask felt cooling at first on the skin but quickly started to tingle and even burn a little. I think the combination of the dairy product with the wine made a type of emulsion which may account for some of the reaction? I don’t know, but I do know that greek yogurt is high in fat and wine is an alcohol and those two don’t mix. This is why when mixing the face mask always pour the wine into the dairy and not the other way around. It will chunk up like squeaky cheese and curdle so fast it’ll make your head spin.
Red Wine Face Mask Recipe
- 1/3 cup organic Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons raw organic honey
- 3 splashes of red wine (I’d recommend a quarter cup)
Add the yogurt and honey in a bowl and mix. Add a small amount of red wine and mix then apply liberally to face and let sit for about 20 minutes.
My Experience With The Red Wine Face Mask
Mom and I had an absolute blast and laughed until we cried watching the video afterwards so I hope you guys enjoy watching it as well. Putting the actual face mask on was relatively easy and mess free but wearing it was a bit uncomfortable. At first the mask was tingling, then tingling turned to a warm feeling, then it started to burn a bit. We grabbed a bunch of fans to cool our faces off. Que fan dancing and Beyoncé hairography.
Then the burning slowed to a dull heat at about 15 minutes and at 20 minutes it was tight due to the red wine face mask finally drying. Finally we took some warm cloths and wiped the mask off. Surprisingly not a lot of mess at all except some flakes of dried mask for in my wine. I still drank it…
After the Red Wine Face Mask
So after we filmed the video we were just chatting and hanging out and then mom noticed that her skin felt super soft. So I touched my skin and was shocked! it was silky smooth and as I’m writing this the morning after I noticed that it is still smooth and glowing. AND! I had a huge zit (you can probably see it in the video) and it is all but gone now! I’m super thrilled with the results of this and will definitely do it again.
A huge thank you to my mom who was a good sport about the whole thing. Love you mom!