• Dominic Perri

Pairing Wine with Self-Care

Updated: Mar 8

Picture this: you’re in a bathtub, drinking wine, and eating grapes off the vine while your favorite music plays in the background. As the bath bomb takes over, you sink into the water and exhale. No kids yelling your name or trying to pry their way through the door. No significant other expecting you to suggest something for dinner. Just peace and quiet. Ah.

Is your response to that, Ya right! Only in my wildest dreams! Well, it shouldn’t be! Self-care is an important part of your life, and we’re going to tell you how to do it in style. First off, here’s our list of self-care essentials. It’s our little recipe for relaxation.

Self-Care Essentials:

Six Relaxing Wines

If you’re looking for a some bubbly bliss, here are a few wine recommendations from women-led vineyards across the world:

  1. Cakebread's Chardonnay, 2018 Since 2004, Cakebread's production has been managed by Stephanie Jacobs

  2. Lapostolle's Cuvee Alexandre Merlot, 2015 Andrea Leon has been the Technical Director and Winemaker for Lapostolle wines

  3. Gosset’s Grand Millesime Brut Champagne, 2012 Gabrielle Bouby-Malagu is the assistant Cellarmaster for Champagne house Gosset

  4. Pierre Sparr’s Alsace Pinot Gris Grande Reserve, 2018 Alexandra Boudrot is the Cellarmaster for Pierre Sparr

  5. Bruno Paillard’s Brut, 2004 Alice Paillard represents the next generation of champagne

  6. Maysara’s 3 Degrees Pinot Noir, 2015 Tahmeine Momtazi is winemaker for Oregon biodynamic producer Maysara

Vino Therapy

Feeling a little risque? How about a Merlot body wrap? Vino therapy is an emerging spa trend where the residue left from the winemaking process is rubbed onto your skin. The pulp acts as an exfoliating agent when mixed in water to create a relaxing and hydrating massage. There are, however, differing opinions on the effectiveness of applying wine topically to your skin compared to wine beauty products that extract the resveratrol from the skin of grapes.

More and more, the cosmetics industry is blending wine and grape ingredients into their skin-care products. They also see the fruitful benefits of wine. So, if a wine bath is a little too extreme for you, there are alternatives that capitalize on the goodness of resveratrol.

What is Resveratrol?

As per WebMD, “Resveratrol is a chemical found in red wine, red grape skins, purple grape juice, mulberries, and in smaller amounts in peanuts.” Now, how does it work? By acting as an antioxidant and staving off damage to your skin cells that may lead to trouble.

The Beauty of Wine:

  • Anti-aging properties

  • Reduced blood clots

  • Weight loss

  • Anti-carcinogenic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Stronger bones

  • Reduce acne

  • Lowers risk of cataracts

  • Lower ovarian cancer risks

  • Fend off diabetes

Although resveratrol tends to be marketed as a magical supplement that pretty much makes you a superwoman, take it with a grain of salt. A glass of wine a day isn’t going to completely stave off aging, but it might be a very effective solution when combined with a healthy lifestyle and proper skin regimen. So, pair your wine with a few solid beauty products and you’re on your way to increasing your overall well-being.

Skin Care and Self-Care

A well-balanced regimen can absolutely entail matching up a few of your go-to skin care products with a fine glass of wine . The antioxidants found in grapes and the ingredients in facial cleaners will boost cell renewal and collagen, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth. And if you plan on leaving the house, both can offer a level of protection from the UV rays.

Ambiance Necessities

Set the Mood with Bath Bombs!

Palmetto Derma is a partner of ours and also happens to have some fabulous face products for that perfect ambiance. Use code Yahyn25 at checkout for 25% off your order!

And Crank Up the Tunes!

Although you might have your own artists you relax to, here's a Spotify playlist with 130 songs that are guaranteed to put you into a meditative comatose.

So, what are you doing this weekend? I hope you’re planning on treating yourself!

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