Today we’re toasting to champagne. Why? Because it seems there is so much more to celebrate about everyone’s favorite celebratory beverage than you may have realized! Bubbly is more than just a New Year’s Eve must – turns out, it’s a beauty staple if you want glowing skin and ultra-soft and shiny hair. So next time you’re left with a few extra bottles (a rarity, we’ll admit), consider these handy beauty uses that any skin and hair type is sure to appreciate. Know of any other champagne beauty hacks? Do let us know in the comments.
IT BRIGHTENS AND PROTECTS SKIN
Like its non-bubbly cousin, Red Wine, Champagne is naturally high in resveratrol, a powerhouse antioxidant that protects skin from free radical damage, everyday pollution, and other environmental aggressors. Polyphenols found in champagne are also known to soothe redness and quell inflammation, while the drink’s tartaric acid content promotes a brighter, more even skin tone.
IT CLARIFIES AND REDUCES TEXTURE
Remember those antioxidants we mentioned earlier? They work wonders at preventing and reducing the severity of pesky breakouts. Antioxidant’s protective qualities prevent acne-causing bacteria from clogging your pores, stopping skin congestion in its tracks – giving you smoother, clearer, happier skin. Create your own DIY facial toners with it, or – if you’re like us, opt for Champagne infused skincare products (less work, but still fun).
IT ADDS SHINE TO DULL HAIR
Experiencing hair product build up on your scalp? Went a little overboard with the dry shampoo and texturizing spray? Hair in need of a reboot? Champagne happens to make a great DIY hair rinse. Just combine equal parts champagne with warm water and pour over your dry hair and scalp before shampooing. The rinse will clarify your scalp, wash away any follicle clogging hair product, and restore your hair’s healthy shine.
IT GENTLY EXFOLIATES SKIN
It’s true! The carbonation of champagne acts as a mild exfoliant on the skin, and gently sloughs off dead skin cells to combat dryness and promote smoother, softer skin. Get this: You could even add some to your bath (is there anything more luxurious than bathing in champagne? We don’t think so) to nourish, soften, and treat your skin from head to toe.
So, there you have it, even more reasons to keep a bottle of bubbly in your refrigerator at all times (as if we needed anymore). No matter how you decide to incorporate Champagne into your beauty routine, you’ll be glad you did. Cheers!