Your Most Asked Skincare Questions – Answered

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The world of skincare can sometimes seem pretty confusing, especially when there’s so much conflicting advice out there.

To help clear up all of the misinformation, Vine Vera has gathered together some of your most-asked skincare questions. Read on to discover the answers that will help you take your skincare game to the next level!

Does SPF Really Need to Be Worn on Cloudy Days?

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On a hot, sunny day, it’s easy to see why SPF is needed. Just a short amount of time in the sun can lead to redness, irritation, and burns on unprotected skin.

However, what about on dull, cloudy days? If the sun looks to be completely hidden and you can’t feel its heat on your skin, do you still need to be wearing SPF?

The answer is yes. 90% of UV rays are able to pass through clouds and wreak their damage on your skin. In fact, scattered clouds can actually magnify UV radiation, making it even more important to slather your skin with a good sunscreen.

If you don’t yet have a go-to SPF product, check out the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. It’s packed with ingredients that will soothe and revive your complexion, including green tea, aloe vera, vitamin E, and resveratrol. 

How Can I Prevent the Appearance of Wrinkles?


Speaking of SPF…

Did you know that the sun is responsible for up to 80% of the wrinkles that develop on your face? This is down to how UV radiation destroys the collagen and elastin fibers that keep your skin smooth and firm. 

So, if you’re wondering whether it’s possible to prevent the appearance of wrinkles, the answer is yes, to an extent, but being diligent about sunscreen plays a big role in this.

Antioxidants are also key when it comes to keeping the visibility of wrinkles away. Those wrinkles that UV rays produce are a result of free radical damage. This also occurs when the skin is exposed to pollution, harmful chemicals, and other such substances. Antioxidants, such as those in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum, will neutralize the appearance of free radical damage to keep your skin looking taut and healthy.

What’s the Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?

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This is a common question, especially since dry and dehydrated skin are often confused with each other. However, the answer is a simple one…

Dry skin is a skin type. It refers to skin that doesn’t produce enough sebum. This is the natural oil that enables the skin to keep itself lubricated and moisturized. Meanwhile, dehydration is a skin condition that can affect all skin types. It refers to a lack of moisture, aka water. 

Understanding which one you’re dealing with is crucial in giving your skin the correct care. Dry skin benefits from emollients and occlusives, such as those found in the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. On the other hand, dehydrated skin can be rehydrated with humectants. These are ingredients that bind moisture to the skin, instantly quenching it. You’ll find several humectants in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum.

Is a Toner Necessary?

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Many skincare experts swear by their toners, leaving many to wonder just how necessary this product is. The essential steps of a skincare routine include cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection, so is a toner really necessary?

When it comes down to it, a toner isn’t an absolute must-have in the way that a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF are. However, if you’re able to dedicate an extra 30 seconds or so to your skincare routine, adding in a toner could be very beneficial.

Toners are superstars at rebalancing the pH level on the skin’s surface. This will save you from a number of visible skin concerns in the long run. Some toners, such as Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Toner, are also wonderfully hydrating. They’ll give your skin a splash of moisture along with vital nutrients that will leave your skin feeling more receptive to the rest of your skincare routine.

Do I Need a Separate Cream For My Eye Area Or Can I Use My Face Cream?

It’s common knowledge that just like the rest of the face, the eye area needs to be kept well moisturized. There are so many eye creams out there that can help with this, but are they really needed or can you just use your regular face cream instead?

Ultimately, the most important thing is keeping your eye area moisturized. If it’s a choice between using your face cream or not moisturizing it at all, your face cream would be the better option. 

However, don’t forget that the skin around your eyes is extremely thin and fragile. As a result, it does best when given some extra support, which is what eye creams are designed to do. A face cream will provide a basic level of moisture but if you want to ensure that your eye area looks smooth, bright, and perky for years to come, an eye cream is what you need.

Is Double Cleansing Needed?

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Double cleansing became quite the trend a few years ago and is still making waves. The concept originated in South Korea and offers up some significant benefits. It involves cleansing your face twice; first with an oil-based cleanser and then with a water-based cleanser, like the Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser. 

This results in a deeper and more thorough cleanse than single cleansing would. The effects of this can usually be seen immediately, which is why the technique has really taken off.

However, is double cleansing actually needed?

Not all of the time. Some choose to only double cleanse at night, opting for a single cleanse in the mornings. Others save double cleansing for when they know that their skin is particularly dirty or if they’ve been wearing heavy makeup. There’s no denying how advantageous double cleansing can be, but you don’t need to do it twice a day. Get to know your skin and you’ll soon be able to figure out when it needs to be double cleansed and when it doesn’t.

How Can I Shrink My Pores?

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Want to know how to shrink your pores?

This is a question commonly asked by those with oily skin. Due to the excess oil that their skin produces, their pore openings look wider and darker. 

Unfortunately, shrinking your pores isn’t possible. Your genes are responsible for the size of your pores, and there’s nothing that you can do to change this.

The good news is that although you can’t change the physical size of each of your pores, there’s plenty that you can do to make them appear smaller. Keeping your skin clean is one while regularly exfoliating can also help. Use a gentle exfoliator, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. 

Keeping your skin hydrated will also leave your pores looking less noticeable. Add plenty of antioxidants to your skincare routine too as aging can contribute to enlarged pores as well.

Can Retinol Be Used on Sensitive Skin?

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Retinol is one of the most talked-about skincare ingredients out there. This vitamin A derivative is capable of doing so much, from brightening the complexion to reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

However, as great as it may be, it’s also infamous for the irritation that it can cause. This is why people with sensitive skin often avoid the ingredient.

Is this necessary? In many cases, yes. Although combining retinol with humectants and moisturizing ingredients can help to counter the feeling of irritation, this is often not enough. Instead, if you want to experience the benefits of vitamin A without irritating your complexion, retinyl palmitate would be the way to go. It’s another vitamin A derivative, but it’s not as fast-acting as retinol. It still works the same magic, although it takes a little longer to do so. Give this ingredient a try for yourself with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream!

How Long Does it Take For Skincare Products to Produce Visible Results?

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If you’ve recently added a new product to your skincare routine, it’s only natural to wonder how long you’ll need to wait before you start to see results. While there are a handful of products out there that are able to produce an immediate transformation in the complexion (just like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution), the rest need more time to work. 

How much time, exactly? 

At least a month, but often two. Not only do many active ingredients need time to accumulate in the skin but, once they do, you’ll need to wait for your skin to naturally shed its older skin cells and bring the newer ones up to the surface before you’ll start to see an improvement in your complexion.

Can Stress Cause Acne?

Acne can be caused by a wide range of factors. If you have acne-prone skin, understanding these factors and preventing them as much as possible will help you to keep your complexion pimple-free.

With that said, most people focus on their skincare products and their diet, not realizing that their mental health plays a big role in their breakouts too. Stress, in particular, sends certain hormones shooting around your body. These stimulate sebum production and inflammation, leaving your skin even oilier and more prone to breakouts.

If you’ve noticed that your acne breakouts seem to coincide with times of stress, learning how to manage your stress levels will go a long way in preventing those breakouts. This may seem impossible at first but spend some time researching various stress management techniques. There are so many out there that you’re bound to find something that works well for you. Whether this is going for a workout whenever you’re stressed, taking a walk in nature, or simply relaxing with a good book, learn how to cut back on stress and your skin will thank you!


When it comes to your skin, it always pays to have the right information. Hopefully, we’ve now helped to answer some of your biggest skincare questions so that you’re perfectly equipped to give your skin everything that it needs to thrive!

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