Allure magazine is touted by many as one of the highest words in beauty, and their ability to try out and give comprehensive and honest reviews of new beauty trends is a huge part of why they’re such a trusted source. In early August, Assistant Digital Editor of Allure, Lindsay Colameo, tackled a new beauty trend picking up speed in Japan with wine baths, and she provided a full report of her results in an excellent write up that can be found here: http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2015/08/red-wine-bath.html.
Her red wine bath occurred at the Adler Themae Spa in Italy, and while it was carried out in a professional setting, there is no reason why these can’t be benefits that are also reaped at home. The experience started with your average hot bath, and the spa technician then added a whole carafe of red wine to the water, and this is something that can be done rather easily in your home tub. The author then goes on to describe the experience as “those ten minutes I spent in the tub were some of the most relaxing and luxurious I have ever experienced”, which may prove that this is one bath trick worth looking in to.
After the red wine bath, Lindsay then says that her skin felt softer and appeared a bit smoother than it had before getting in, although she does admit that this could be due to the grape seed massage she had received before the bath treatment. When it comes to skin benefits, dermatologist Jason Emer then chimes in with a little professional expertise, stating that red wine does contain resveratrol, which is a super powerful antioxidant which is particularly great at combating sun damage and the signs of aging, as well as polypheols, which are excellent at treating inflammation.
While red wine baths aren’t going to give you a super-dramatic transformation, they could present a few benefits to your skin, and they do present quite a few to your experiences in relaxation. While the skin benefits are somewhat debated when it comes to bathing in red wine, Lindsay does say that the red wine bath experience was one of her most luxurious and relaxing, so it may pay to let a couple drops of your favorite vintage fall into the water the next time you’re enjoying your tub!