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“Wined and Dined” Facial Smoother

“Wined and Dined” Facial Smoother

There is good science (as well as a sense of fun!) behind this antiseptic facial exfoliator and smoother, made with kitchen-cupboard ingredients. Wine, for example, has been used for centuries by wise beauties to soften and smooth the skin (this formula makes a great use for any Valentine’s Day leftovers!) because of its alpha-hydroxy acids. Here is the recipe:

1 cup white wine
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon bay
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin

1. In a small saucepan, combine the wine and the rosemary, bay, and thyme. Simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes. Allow to cool, strain out the herbs and discard them.

2. Add glycerin to the herbed wine mixture and combine.

3. To use: Pat formula onto clean skin and allow to remain for 10 minutes, if possible. Rinse, pat dry, and apply your favorite moisturizer.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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4:48AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

thanks for sharing

3:23PM PDT on May 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

1:00PM PDT on May 4, 2012

why do you need the herbs and glycerin?

7:23AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

On the skin, yes, but not for drinking.

9:45PM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

Interesting article - thanks for posting.

2:27AM PDT on Aug 26, 2011

Interesting... I dunno, I usually avoid products with alcohol in them so putting wine on my face would definitely be something Id try on my day off to make sure I didnt get red or some other kind of reaction! Thanks for the article though!

6:07AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011


1:57AM PST on Mar 12, 2011

Thanks for the info

4:26AM PST on Mar 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:44AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

Thanks for the info.

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