Skin Care Advice

Skin Care FAQs

Over the past few days, we have received a numerous mails from our customers asking for skin care advice on different things. Questions about our products, questions about skin issues, questions about skin care routines as well as questions about the type of skin. To help all those of you who might have similar concerns, we have published some of the most frequently asked questions along with the ideal solutions for each of those questions. If you have a question that still remains unanswered, you can always get in touch with the Vine Vera team or seek expert advice from our skin care specialists at any Vine Vera store.

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What are the main causes of skin aging?

Although your genetics play a role in skin aging, the biggest cause of accelerated skin aging is sun damage. Another reason why your skin ages faster than normal is the damage caused by the free radicals present in the environment. Other factors of skin aging include smoking, stress, lack of proper sleep, improper diets and lack of exercise. All these factors lead to things like loss of smoothness, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles or dark spots, etc.

 

Should I wear sunscreen everyday? I’m mostly indoors because I have a desk job.

Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 protection every single day is very important. You might be indoors for most of the time, but you still need to go out while commuting from your home to your workplace. You might even be moving out for lunch, miscellaneous errands, etc. Remember, you don’t need to spend 30 minutes or an hour to get sun damage. A couple of minutes of unprotected exposure is more than enough to cause irreparable damage to your skin. And it’s not just about being outside. Sitting by the window at work, subjecting the skin to the halogen bulbs and fluorescent lights can also lead to premature aging.

 

How do I determine my type of skin?

It is easy to determine the type of skin provided you know what to look for. However, before you learn how to determine your type of skin, you need to understand that your skin type can change from time to time. A number of factors influence your skin and different levels of exposure to these factors could cause major changes to your skin. Make sure that you try to determine your skin under daylight as it helps you to get the most accurate impression.

  1. Normal Skin – Normal skin has a proper balance between lipids and water. Your pores are barely visible and your skin doesn’t have any imperfections. You also enjoy a pinkish complexion.
  2. Sensitive Skin – Sensitive skin is characterized by fine, delicate and thin pores. These pores can break down quite easily and you are very allergic. If sun exposure causes your skin to burn before peeling or tanning, you most probably have sensitive skin or dry skin.
  3. Dry Skin – Dry skin is usually characterized by flaking, invisible pores, fine lines and a dull looking complexion. Although dry skin is mostly because of your genetics, things like hormonal fluctuations or external factors can also lead to dry skin. If you have dry skin, it will most probably feel tight after cleansing and it will crack easily.
  4. Combination Skin – Combination skin is characterized by a healthy skin color, dryness on the cheeks, oily T-zones, smooth skin texture, medium sized pores and blackheads. If the skin is oilier on the nose, chin and the forehead when compared to the skin around your eyes or the skin on your cheeks, you have combination skin.
  5. Oily Skin – Oily skin appears to be extremely thick and greasy. You are prone to blemishes and blackheads and have enlarged pores. Swipe your fingertips across your skin. If you have oily skin, you’re sure to feel a little bit of oil residue on your fingertips.
  6. Sun-Damaged Skin or Aging Skin – Sun-Damaged Skin or Aging Skin is characterized by a leathery skin texture, tight skin and a slack skin tone. Your capillaries also appear to be broken.

 

Why do I need eye creams?

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your entire body. This makes it extremely susceptible to damage from the sun or from the free radicals in the environment. As a result, the skin around your eyes ages at a faster rate than the skin on your body. Therefore, using eye creams helps you to offer this delicate skin the protection that it needs and prevent things like wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes, dark circles and crow’s feet.

 

Do I need a moisturizer even if I have oily skin?

Whether or not you have oily skin, moisturizers play an extremely important role in skin care. In most cases, your skin ends up producing more oil because of the lack of moisture on your skin. And this ends up giving you oily skin.

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What should I do to protect my neck and décolleté area from aging? They have already begun to show common signs of aging.
We suggest that you try out the Vine Vera Resveratrol Sauvignon Blanc Neck and Chest Cream. This unique formula contains a perfect combination of ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Resveratrol and Hyaluronate which help to offer your neck and décolleté area with the proper protection that they need. This powerful blend of ingredients have been specially formulated to firm the neck area, increase the production of collagen and plump up your skin.

Why is my skin breaking out even though I am in my forties?
Contrary to what most people would like to believe, there is no guaranteed cure to acne. Yes, it mostly affects you during your teens, but acne can come back anytime it wants. One really cannot control acne. Some of the best ways to control your acne is to regulate your diet, exercise and drink at least 10 glasses of water. Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin also helps to a great extent.