Wine Tasting – Vineyard Skincare Edition

P1000826Recently when I published my weekly Good Morning post, in my comments section I found out A Vibrant Day was soon visiting Napa Valley. So I reminisced my recent visit and remembered all that wine tasting (strictly tasting) wreaked slight havoc on my skin. I know red wine (my personal preference) is packed with goodness of antioxidants however they never fully transferred to my skin. So here’s a quick guide to skincare essentials for a getaway to the wine region.

Goes without saying, plenty of water to keep everything hydrated and ensure continuous flushing of toxins from your system. Grazing healthy snacks all day helps since the alcohol doesn’t mix as quickly with your bloodstream and you stand a better chance of covering more wine tastings;)

I really hope you have a fab trip and I can’t wait for my next one 😉




How can we keep H2O interesting and consume more?

8 Glasses a day

We’ve all been preached gazillion times before to drink 8-10 glasses of water to ensure healthy hair, skin and health in general. But let’s face it, water isn’t exactly vodka which leaves us with craving more. This post certainly isn’t gonna give water the buzz that you would have from vodka consumption but hopefully it gives you some helpful tips of how water can be consumed more. Our relationship with water needs work to keep it interesting and this is how I work at it:

  • Healthy Teas – I love green teas (antioxidants) and flavored teas minus ANY sugar or any form artificial sweeteners
  • Fruitilicious – sliced oranges, lemon, lime, grapefruit, berries…whatever you prefer
  • Hungry or Thirsty? – When you’re feeling tad pekish, I would recommend first having a glass of water to determine if your body is truly hungry or thirsty
  • Temperature Game – Good ol’ plain water at any temperature icy cold, lukewarm, hot whatever tickles your fancy. For me personally lukewarm to hot water
  • One for one – in order to flush toxins from system especially when you consume copious amounts Caffeine or Alcohol or Wine. For every glass of caffeine, alcohol or wine you have, have one glass of water. Follow an alternating sequence wine-water, wine-water, wine-water……….this way you eliminate crappy feeling next morning. Helps with unwanted face swelling, bloating, quessy tummy, all that good stuff
  • Hourly reminders – Set reminders on your phone to have a glass of water, this way you are compelled to get up and get some H2O (that’s why Siri was invented!)
  • Before & After – have a glass before and after meal each meal and this way you don’t over eat

How do you manage your water intake? How do you ensure your body has had enough water? Share your tips in comments below.