“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.

By Annie B. Bond


Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for sharing

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Thanks for posting.

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g d c5 years ago

why do you need the herbs and glycerin?

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

On the skin, yes, but not for drinking.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton6 years ago

Interesting article - thanks for posting.

Faith B.
Faith Billingham6 years ago

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!

Janine F.
Janine F6 years ago


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Thanks for the info

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bon L.
Bon L6 years ago

Thanks for the info.