How would you feel if you were to be treated with wine, not in a glass but in a bath? Recent times have seen the emergence of spa treatments known as vinotherapy that lets you immerse and relax in a gorgeous bath brimming with red wine. Vinotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular organic beauty trend across the world because of the amazing benefits it has for the skin as well for overall health.
But the common misconception about the therapy is that people assume bathing in wine would mean you empty liters of wine in a large tub and immerse yourself. But wine in fact in an alcohol and this would have dehydrating effects on the skin. Like other alcohol such as Remy 1738, red wine will also end up drying your skin causing more damage than good. But vinotherapy harnesses the substance called marc or pulp which is a residue during the extraction process. So keep your Camarena tequila or Remy for rejuvenating after a long tiring day.
Rich in health benefits this gets absorbed by the body when bathed in.
So here are 7 Amazing benefits of red wine bath
1. Soft and Smooth skin
The velvety, soft tones of the drink will embrace your skin to leave it looking rejuvenated, refreshed and most importantly glowing like never before. The first step of the therapy is a body massage using grape-seed oil. The deep tissue kneading technique that is used particularly helps the skin to become smooth. Grape seed oil is a rich source of antioxidants that contribute to its anti-inflammatory properties. The massage improves blood circulation which brings glow and color to the skin. Your skin will feel silky soft post vinotherapy.
2. Get rid of cellulite
Cellulite is a common problem for people of varying shapes and sizes. The internet is usually filled with various homemade treatments and markets are flooded with anti-cellulite creams. But there is no better way to cure and eliminate cellulite from the body than a wine wrap. A wine and honey wrap which is used as a part of vinotherapy shows significant results from the first use in reducing cellulite. A mixture of honey, yeast, and essential oils along with wine is used in the wrap that lasts for about 30 minutes. The fatty deposits in the skin can be visibly seen to reduce with regular therapy.
3. Younger looking skin
The effects of aging on the skin are harsh and most of them are irreversible. The fine age lines and wrinkles begin to fade the glow and make your skin look dull and dark. The presence of antioxidants in grapes helps curb free radical damage and restore a youthful glow to your skin. A wine bath that lasts under dim lights and soothing aroma will enable the skin to absorb the healing properties of wine and act on the damage and reverse them. The grapeseed oil massage helps the skin to absorb the antioxidants and help reverse the signs in a safe way rather than having to resort to harsh anti-aging chemicals.
4. It has a detoxing affect
The antioxidants present in a red wine are capable of producing healing benefits to your body. It can eliminate the reactive molecules or free radicals that cause damage to DNA and protein in the body. It can help eliminate toxic chemicals deposited especially on the skin. Wine bath can also act as a mild exfoliant and help remove dead skin cells and give way to fresh and gorgeous looking skin.
5. It increases the longevity of the cells
Wine, as we all know, is filled with antioxidants especially resveratrol. This antioxidant particularly is the reason behind why wine has miraculous benefits for the skin. The “marc” constitutes the skin, pulp, and seeds remaining after the extraction process is loaded with the goodness of sunlight and various other natural ingredients. Vinotherapy thus helps increase the lifespan of the skin cells by almost 160 percent and also keep them energized. It rejuvenates the skin and keeps it healthy.
6. It has a calming and soothing effect
The dim lights bring out the gorgeous tone of the wine one is immersed in and the aroma is bold and relaxing at the same time. Like a glass of wine, vinotherapy also has soothing effects on a person. It helps to relax the muscles and let go of the stress build up. The massage sessions and wrap before the bath prepares your body to let go and enjoy the light mood and lovely setting. The overall experience in the tub is luxurious and relaxing that lets you glide into a mystical world filled with happiness.
7. It is an extravagant experience
The whole idea of bathing in wine has a very ornate or fancy feeling wrapping it. The setup, the massages, and the bath combine to pamper you and give you the best few hours of your life. The after effects of the spa is, of course, an important aspect to consider. But the experience of being massaged with grapeseed oil with the aroma filling the room, the wrap that helps tighten the skin and finally the exciting wine bath where you get to drench yourself in wine is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss and is unique.
People who undergo the treatment share their thoughts of having the most relaxing experience of their lives.
DO not try to make a wine bath at home as the equipment in a spa are meant for them. At home, you will only end up staining your bathtub and wasting liters of amazing wine. The subtle warmth and a glass of wine that accompanies you to the bath at the spa are both parts of helping the people enjoy the experience thoroughly. With evolving, spa trends and treatments wine spa or vinotherapy is a must try for those looking to experience luxury in their bath.
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