Natural Skin Care: Steps and Tips for Perfect Skin | Grapey
It is important that skincare becomes an essential part of our daily routine if we want to achieve radiant and healthy skin, protected from external aggressions and capable of reflecting our natural beauty. More and more people are realizing the benefits of using products formulated with natural ingredients. The skin is the largest organ in our body and deserves the utmost care. In this article, we explore the steps to achieve perfect skin through the approach offered by natural cosmetics.
The importance of skincare with natural products
Skincare is essential to maintain healthy and well-hydrated skin while combating the signs of aging. The more skincare becomes part of your daily routine, the more lasting results you can achieve, without risking undermining your efforts. Taking care of your skin is also a gift to yourself. What we put on our skin is more important than one might think. Opting for natural products is crucial and has a positive impact on your skin, nourishing it in a respectful and gentle way, as well as on the environment. Active ingredients are generally sourced from organic farming, and some companies like us have chosen to produce cosmetics from waste materials. Grapey creates natural cosmetics from grape skins discarded at the end of the winemaking process, significantly contributing to waste reduction, along with its associated economic and environmental costs, while producing highly effective creams thanks to the rich properties of grapes. Conventional cosmetic products often contain aggressive chemicals that can harm the skin. Not to mention the environmental impact, as these products can have a negative impact on the environment during production and disposal.
The benefits of skincare with healthy and quality products
Natural skincare uses ingredients derived from nature, such as plant and fruit extracts, essential oils, and natural butters, which are rich in beneficial nutrients for the skin. These active ingredients are less likely to cause irritations or allergic reactions compared to chemicals, which are generally more aggressive. But most importantly, many natural products contain natural antioxidants that help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV rays, providing effective antioxidant and anti-aging action. Grape polyphenols are particularly abundant in this regard.
Better in the evening or in the morning?
One of the most common questions in skincare is whether it's better to follow a skincare routine in the morning or in the evening. The answer largely depends on your personal preferences and the time you have available.
Using face cream is recommended both in the morning and in the evening. In the morning, it's essential to protect the skin from external aggressors that you'll encounter throughout the day, especially pollution and UV rays, especially if the cream contains protection against harmful sun rays. In the evening, on the other hand, is the ideal time to deep cleanse the skin, remove impurities and dead skin cells, and apply a cream that will be slowly absorbed during the night. You can increase the amount of cream applied at night because the skin is at rest and more receptive to active ingredients. In the evening, it might also be easier to find time for a facial massage on your face, neck, and head. Less than 10 minutes of this can have beneficial effects after a few weeks.
What are the most common skincare products?
Skincare involves a series of different products, each with a specific purpose. Not all of them are always necessary, but cleansing and moisturizing should never be forgotten. The main goals of skincare are indeed to cleanse the skin and moisturize it. Here are the most common products for each step of your skincare routine:
🍇 Makeup Remover: When needed, it's useful for removing makeup and the impurities that makeup leaves on the skin (especially mascara).
🍇 Cleanser: Cleans the skin deeply, removing dirt and dead skin cells.
🍇 Exfoliator: When necessary, based on skin type, it helps remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells, improving skin texture and contributing to skin regeneration.
🍇 Toner: For those who love it and need it, it restores the skin's pH and prepares it for the following products, acting especially as an astringent for oily skin.
🍇 Serum: For those who love it and need it, it contains concentrated ingredients to address specific skin issues.
🍇 Eye Cream: When needed, it reduces wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles in the delicate area around the eyes.
🍇 Face Cream: A fundamental step: it moisturizes and nourishes the skin, helping to prevent premature aging if it contains anti-aging active ingredients. It's also essential because it protects the skin from external aggressions, including harmful sun rays and pollution.
All the steps for a skincare routine with natural products
To achieve the best results from your natural skincare routine, follow these key steps:
1. Choose the right products for your skin 🍇
Every type of skin has different needs. Make sure to use products suitable for your skin type that can moisturize, nourish, and protect it. If you have dry skin, it's good to opt for richer creams, and if you have oily skin, you need a cream with a very lightweight texture that absorbs easily without leaving a greasy residue. You can also adjust the quantity by applying more cream in the case of dry skin.
In any case, it's important to choose natural creams that won't irritate or cause reactions.
2. Remove makeup thoroughly 🍇
The starting point is cleanliness. Remove makeup and impurities from the skin with a gentle yet effective makeup remover.
Do this every evening without exceptions.
3. Clean thoroughly 🍇
Use a natural cleanser to clean your skin thoroughly, removing dirt and dead cells. Adjust the intensity of cleansing based on your skin type.
4. Exfoliate without overdoing it 🍇
Regular exfoliation, meaning the application of products that mechanically remove dead surface cells, is important to keep the skin glowing, but avoid overdoing it to prevent damaging the skin barrier. Every skin is unique and has specific needs, but for everyone, exfoliation should be done in moderation and gently, never more than once a week.
5. Use toner and/or serum effectively (optional) 🍇
If you need to address specific skin issues like excess oil, enlarged pores, or blackheads, you can add an astringent toner to your routine.
For skin with particular needs, such as dullness or dryness, you can enhance the routine with a serum, to be applied about a minute before applying the cream.
6. Tap the eye area gently with care (optional) 🍇
In this case as well, if you have specific issues in the eye area, such as puffiness or dark circles, choose a specific eye contour product. Remember that the skin around the eyes is very delicate, and eye contour cream is particularly light so that it can be applied without friction. Apply the eye contour cream with gentle, small movements. If you don't want to use a specific product, simply apply your face cream in the eye contour area and do so with gentle movements.
Our Grapey Anti-age, for example, contains bilberry oil, rich in antioxidant and anti-spot active ingredients, so it is perfectly suitable for use in the eye contour area.
7. Massage the face cream well 🍇
This is a crucial step. Apply your natural cream by massaging it well with upward and circular motions to promote absorption and to mechanically tone the face. Pay extra attention to expression lines around the mouth, between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and at the outer corners of the eyes. Use varying pressure levels according to the area (be very gentle around the eye area, apply more pressure on the forehead and beside the mouth).
7 Tips for a Natural and Effective Skincare
For a natural and effective skincare routine, follow these simple tips:
1. Always read the product labels and check for the presence of natural ingredients 🍇
When choosing products for your skincare, pay attention to the label. Make sure they contain natural ingredients, such as plant extracts, fruits, vegetable oils, and natural butters. Opt for products like Grapey Anti-age that are formulated with ingredients derived from grapes and grape pomace to nourish the skin harmoniously, protect it from aggressions, and repair it by reducing wrinkles and expression lines.
2. Follow a healthy diet 🍇
It is important to nourish your body with natural products through your diet. A balanced and healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, provides the right amount of vitamins and fibers and significantly contributes to the health of your skin. Make sure to consume foods that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Tomatoes, for example, are very rich in antioxidants, both when ingested and when used externally.
You can also consider enriching your diet with tomato supplements. It is precisely because of its antioxidant properties that we have enriched Grapey Anti-age with tomato oil.
3. Avoid cosmetic products with parabens, sulfates, or other artificial ingredients 🍇
Parabens, sulfates, and other artificial ingredients can harm the skin in the long run. Choose natural products like Grapey Anti-age face cream that are free from these harsh chemicals, 100% vegan, derived from organic farming, and tested on even the most sensitive skin.
4. Drink plenty of water and keep your body hydrated 🍇
Maintaining proper hydration for your body is essential for keeping your skin healthy and enhancing your daily skincare routine. Water is crucial for the correct functioning of your skin cells, which is why it's important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Experts recommend at least 8-10 glasses a day (125-150 ml each).
Hydration helps keep your skin fresh and youthful by supporting the natural cellular regeneration process. It also helps combat skin dryness and prevents the premature appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, water aids in flushing toxins from your body, which has a positive impact on your skin's overall health. Therefore, it's a good idea to incorporate proper hydration into your daily routine.
5. Exercise 🍇
Regular physical exercise is an essential aspect of maintaining healthy skin. Physical activity stimulates blood circulation, resulting in improved oxygenation of skin cells. When you work out, blood flow increases, which helps keep your skin radiant and promotes the natural process of cell regeneration.
However, the benefits don't end there. Regular physical exercise also contributes to reducing stress, a significant factor that negatively affects skin health. Chronic stress can lead to skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Physical activity releases endorphins, the "feel-good hormones," which help improve your mood and reduce stress.
So, adding regular physical exercise to your daily routine will not only enhance your overall fitness but also the health and appearance of your skin. Choose an activity you enjoy, whether it's swimming, yoga, running, or any other form of exercise, and try to make time for it at least a few times a week. Your skin will undoubtedly benefit from it.
6. Protect your skin from UV rays 🍇
Protection against harmful sun rays is crucial in preventing wrinkles, dark spots, premature aging, and severe skin damage, including melanomas caused by UV rays. In the summer, use sunscreen, and throughout the year, make sure that your natural face cream contains active ingredients that act as a barrier against UV rays. Grapey products are formulated with grape extracts, which have natural UV protection properties.
Remember, it's important to take specific precautions when exercising outdoors. Ensure you protect your skin from UV damage by using a cream with sunscreens.
7. Choose products from sustainable companies 🍇
Choosing products from companies that adopt sustainable practices means actively contributing to environmental well-being. You can tell from the active ingredients used and the packaging. At Grapey, we not only produce natural creams but have chosen to do so using winemaking by-products to reduce the environmental impact while producing highly effective cosmetics derived from the vitis vinifera.
Why Grapey Anti-Age Cream is a Great Product for Your Skincare
Grapey Anti-age is an excellent and affordable product formulated with a focus on the highest quality. This facial cream is suitable for all skin types and is an extract of unripe grape skins enriched with a powerful grape seed oil extract. In general, grape polyphenols are known for their significant antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Stem cells derived from unripe grapes contribute to cellular regeneration. Grape seed oil is a potent soothing and moisturizing agent, rich in essential nutrients that help improve skin elasticity and firmness, contributing to its repair, hydration, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Grapey Anti-age provides a complete solution for skincare. In addition to its anti-wrinkle effects, it also offers deep hydration, nourishment, and protection from UV rays. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly without leaving oily residues, making it perfect for daily use and ensuring long-term results.
Furthermore, Grapey Anti-age is free from animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals, adhering to sustainable beauty standards. It represents a smart choice for those seeking an effective, natural, and affordable anti-wrinkle cream, delivering visible results without compromises.
Answers to your questions
What skin types is Grapey Anti-Age suitable for?
Grapey Anti-Age is suitable for all skin types because it nourishes without weighing down the skin. It is especially perfect for normal, oily, and combination skin. Additionally, it has passed all clinical tests for sensitive skin.
How long before I see the first results?
Consistency is key: with regular applications, morning and evening, your skin will be visibly brighter and more vital after about 3-4 weeks of use.
How long does Grapey Anti-Age cream last?
The cream is lightweight and has low viscosity: if you apply it twice a day, it lasts for about 3 months.
How does the refill work?
You can purchase the cream refill and reuse the glass jar. This way, you save money and the environment benefits.