Beautiful Napa Valley California. The Wine Country. It’s been my ‘home’ for one week each summer for the last seven years. I love the study of wine as much as I do skincare. As soon as I arrive I immerse myself into the viticulture life of the region and everything that surrounds it. It’s my “ahhhh” moment that lasts throughout the day and every day I am there.
We have some good friends that were there the week ahead of us and they texted us saying “it’s been in the 100s all week!” Of course being from Texas we all acclimate to that type of weather easily. Plus knowing the grapes love it because the nights also drop down into the 50’s it makes for some delicious wine! But you must pack accordingly and that includes my skincare. Fortunately the heat surge was over when we arrived and temps stayed in the 80’s the whole week, but my skincare plan didn’t change. Those days are sun-filled and humidity is low which is hard on our skin.
My plan of using my really cute wide brimmed hat which I had purchased with Karen for the trip didn’t work out because there was a constant breeze the whole time and it wouldn’t stay on my head so I opted for my wide brimmed visor. Not my first choice but much better than going ‘naked’.
I used my Patchology FlashMasque Exfoliate Facial Sheets a few days before we left so as not to exposed my new tender skin to the sun’s rays on our first day and after that I used my FlashMasque 5 Minute Facial Sheets: Hydrate a couple of days while in the Wine Country.
To use: Exfoliate FlashMasque 5-Minute Facial Sheets should be used once a week for optimal skin health and new cell turnover. Put them on before makeup or at night.
Step 1: Unfold the masque and apply to clean, dry skin.
Step 2: Place over your entire face, pressing the material snuggly into facial contours.
Step 3: Leave on for 5 minutes (or longer if desired). It’s a great look… think Jim Carey and The Mask. Just don’t take yourself seriously and do anything weird like he did!
Step 4: Remove the masque. No need to rinse. The serum will fully absorb into skin. Follow with your normal skin care regimen.
It is easier to use than all of my face masks since I don’t have to wash it off after and it actually takes care of the serum part of my skincare! Then I switched to Patchology FlashMasque 5 Minute Facial Sheets: Hydrate – This mask replenishes your skin with essential ingredients hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. You’ll look dewy every day with these. These are amazing! My skin was plumper, bags under my eyes filled, fine lines gone!
I also used my Patchology Eye Gels each morning and my skincare needs were almost covered! Two additional skincare products – Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Medium-Deep (SPF40) and Capture Totale Dream Skin Cushion (SPF50) covered the rest of my needs plus a little mascara!
After that I just enjoyed the week knowing my skincare needs were met and all I had to do was relax, eat some amazing food and well… drink wine – red please!
What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile. Pintrest