The Zen Approach: Skincare as Self-Care

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The concept of self-care really came into its own during the Covid-19 pandemic, and has remained strong ever since. Self-care encompasses taking the time to do things for yourself – things that benefit you physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and spiritually. 

This incorporates many aspects of life, with skincare being one. Not only does it involve caring for a physical part of your body – your largest organ, to be specific – but the simple act of pampering your skin can also do wonders for your mental health and emotional state. 

Want to know more about how to make your skincare efforts feel more akin to a self-care ritual rather than a habitual chore? Read on as Vine Vera shares some top tips!

Practice Mindful Cleansing

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Most people cleanse their skin twice a day, meaning that the simple act of cleansing soon becomes second nature. It’s something that people tend to do without really thinking about it, often rushing through this step so that they can get on with the more exciting parts of their skincare routines. This is why cleansing can often feel like a means to an end, rather than a relaxing self-care practice of its own.

If you can relate, it’s time to change this. Cleansing doesn’t need to, and shouldn’t, be a boring, thoughtless task. This step of your skincare routine sees you clearing away all of that day’s dirt and grime, so try to immerse yourself in the experience. Pay close attention to how your cleanser feels on your skin, being mindful about each movement you make. Luxuriate in that lather and imagine all of your anxieties being washed away as you rinse off your cleanser.

Of course, this becomes much easier if you have a decadent cleanser to turn to. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser, with its rich, indulgent lather, is perfect for mindful cleansing!

Set Aside Time for Your Daily Skincare Routine

It’s common knowledge that when it comes to skincare, consistency is everything. This is why experts preach about the importance of a daily skincare routine. Most of the skincare ingredients out there need to be used at a certain frequency in order to be effective.

Routines, in general, have been shown to be a great way to bolster mental health. They reduce stress and anxiety during the day while a solid evening routine will help you to sleep better. Even if your daily schedule is hectic and doesn’t follow a routine, developing one for your skincare habits can make a huge difference, turning your efforts into a self-care ritual. It will remind you, twice a day, to take some time out and care for your skin. This, in turn, will benefit your mental health and self-confidence.

Worried that you don’t have enough time to dedicate to a skincare routine twice a day? Your skincare routine doesn’t need to be long and time-consuming. Even just incorporating the basics, meaning cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection, will go a long way in boosting both your mind and your skin. When you do have some extra time to spare, you can then choose to add in extra products to further elevate your routine.

Turn to Ingredients That Calm Both the Complexion and the Mind


There are certain skincare ingredients out there that are known to provide a calming sensation, not only to the skin but also to the mind. If you want your skincare routine to double up as a self-care practice, make the most of these ingredients. 

Lavender is one. This fragrant herb is revered for how it can lower feelings of anxiety. One study even found that its effects were comparable to that of certain medications! If stress and anxiety are issues that you struggle with, it only makes sense to incorporate lavender into your skincare routine. Not only will it leave you feeling calmer, but it will also clear up your complexion, reducing the look of inflammation and leaving your skin looking brighter. Give it a try for yourself with the Vine Vera Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules!

Chamomile is another ingredient known for its soothing effects. This is why chamomile tea is often recommended to those who have trouble falling asleep at night. If you’re not a tea drinker, try adding chamomile to your skincare routine instead. You’ll find this botanical in a number of Vine Vera products, including the Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer.

Indulge in Weekly Face Masks

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Face masks are one of the best ways to give your skincare routine a pick-me-up. Masks are designed to carry a high concentration of active ingredients. This is why they should only be used weekly, rather than daily. It’s also why the right face mask can make the world of difference to a person’s complexion.

When it comes to relaxing self-care practices, face masks are at the top of the list. After all, not only do they benefit the skin, but they force you to take 10-15 minutes out of your busy life so that you can focus on showing your skin some love. Face masks are such a great way to bring skincare and self-care together.

To make your masking session feel even more special, invest in a few different types of face masks so that you can pick and choose which one to use depending on what your skin needs. For example, if you’re seeking hydration and a radiant glow, the Vine Vera Pinot Noir Anti-Aging Luminating Face & Eye Mask will undoubtedly impress. Its hydrogel format will leave both your skin and your mind feeling ultra-refreshed.

Meanwhile, if dullness and congestion are issues for you, try the Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask. This mask slowly heats up as it’s applied to the skin. It makes the whole experience feel even more soothing and indulgent while also allowing the mask to better remove impurities from the skin.

Incorporate Facial Massage Techniques Into Your Skincare Routine

While many may view a massage as pure indulgence, this is actually a very beneficial self-care and skincare practice. Sure, there’s no denying how relaxing a massage can be, but did you know that it can also work wonders for both your skin and your mind?

The act of massaging gives circulation a boost. This not only perks you up mentally but it also gives your skin cells access to more nutrients and oxygen, allowing them to really thrive. 

While you may not have time to treat yourself to a full body massage once a day, incorporating facial massage techniques into your regular skincare routine will allow your face to regularly benefit from the skin-loving effects of a massage. Whether you’re applying a serum or a moisturizer, use massage techniques to do so. It’s worth spending some time teaching yourself specific techniques as getting this wrong could have the opposite effect of speeding up the skin aging process.

With that said, you could also turn to a facial massage tool to help you out. These are becoming increasingly popular. From jade rollers to gua sha stones, these tools not only benefit the skin but will also really enhance the self-care aspect of your skincare routine.

Take the Slow and Steady Approach When Dealing With Visible Skin Concerns

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In an age of instant gratification, it’s hardly surprising that people expect to see immediate results from the skincare products that they use. Sure, some, like the Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution, may genuinely provide these. However, as we mentioned earlier, most skincare products need some time to work. Expecting miracles from a product that’s not able to work in this way is only going to leave you frustrated and stressed while making your skincare routine feel less enjoyable.

If this is the case, it’s time to change your mindset. Remember – a big part of self-care is about developing the right frame of mind. You’ll need to understand that the skin goes through a process and deeper changes in the complexion take time to bring about.

Get Intuitive With Your Skincare

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Have you ever heard of intuitive skincare? It involves learning how to listen to your skin so that you can adjust your skincare routine each day to cater to your skin’s ever-changing needs. 

Not only can this practice hugely benefit your skin, but it makes skincare feel more like self-care too. Paying such close attention to your skin and, therefore, your body will leave you feeling so much more in tune with yourself and your body’s needs.

How do you get started with intuitive skincare?

Each day, before you carry out your skincare routine, take a good look at your skin and try to figure out what it’s telling you. If your skin looks particularly dry that day, lavish it with thicker and richer products than you usually use. Give it the extra moisture that it needs. However, if you wake up the next day to skin that feels balanced yet looks dull, swap those thick creams for a lighter lotion or serum – ideally one that also contains complexion-brightening ingredients. The Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum is perfect for this. 

The same applies to the changing seasons. As the weather transitions, so will your skin’s needs. Your routine will need to be lighter in the summer to compensate for the extra sebum your skin will be producing. In the winter months, sebum production slows down, making it necessary to include thicker formulas in your routine. You’ll find so much skincare advice out there that explains how to adjust your skincare routine in tune with the seasons. However, the only way to know exactly when to make these changes is by listening to your skin and following your intuition. 

Practicing Self-Care With Skincare From Vine Vera

Any form of skincare is, essentially, also a form of self-care. However, it’s also understandable if it sometimes doesn’t feel this way. The good news is that making a few changes to both your mindset and your skincare routine could turn this around for you. Then, not only will your skincare efforts be benefiting your skin, but they’ll also be giving your mental health a big boost!

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