Is stress making us look older?

Pevonia Lessens StressWithout a doubt, and you probably don’t need a blog post to tell you this, stress is written all over our faces! You can see it in your skin tone, texture, elasticity and the absence of a youthful glow.

It would be easy to say, “stress less” but we know that’s easier said than done! However, if we understand why stress affects our skin as well as change a few habits, we will be able to manage the stress and in turn look a whole lot younger!

Dark Circles

When we are stressed our blood flow increases and the fragile capillaries beneath our eyes become engorged so dark circles become more obvious. Drinking more water can help, getting more sleep will certainly improve things, while gently massaging a good eye cream or gel to the delicate eye zone will to help increase blood flow. Apply a soothing eye gel around the eyes and slide your middle and ring finger around the orbital bone (slide outwards on the brow and inwards beneath the eye). We recommend Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel, the ginkgo biloba, this helps increase the circulation while soothing and hydrating the eye contour.

Mini-menopause

When we are stressed our body creates cortisol, which can lead to a drop in Oestrogen, much like it does when we are in menopause. Less Oestrogen means less collagen and less moisture. Nourish your skin from within with hydrating food such as fish, nuts, avocado, sweet potato, olive oil and cucumbers to name a few. And “up the hydration” with products rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid. We recommend Pevonia Power Repair Line for bringing back the bounce and youthfulness of dehydrated skin.

Wrinkles

As our hydration levels decrease our collagen and elastin production decreases. The skin cells that form these vital proteins take a siesta and meanwhile our expressions seem to become indelibly etched into our faces. Maintaining hydration is key but to restore the damage already caused it might be time to get out the big guns and reboot the skin cells which have become lazy. We recommend Pevonia Micro-Retinol line to help rejuvenate the skin from within.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - micro retinol - anti stressItching, flaking and hives

Stress leads to inflammation which may lead to rashes, rosacea, eczema flare ups and changes in skin moisture. It’s vital to maintain your skin’s barrier function with filmogenic products that trap moisture and to reduce inflammation in the skin. Take cooler showers and baths, avoid synthetics in warm weather and apply soothing products such as Pevonia Propolis Concentrate and Reactive Cream which provide both anti-inflammatory properties as well as restoring your protective acid mantle.

A Heavy Jaw

Grinding teeth and clenching of the jaw are common symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, these habits can cause the jaw muscles to work overtime. This can result not only in damaged teeth, but also a heavier than usual jawline, as the muscles become larger with the grinding action. Be mindful of this habit by relaxing the jaw whenever you think of it, and massage the jawline every evening while cleansing your skin and applying your moisturiser. Take time out to completely relax with a warm bath, a short nap or just doing something that distracts you from over-thinking! Even though you might only be able to spare 10 minutes your body trains itself to be more relaxed over time and will thank you.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - bath - anti stressHair Loss

Stress can cause sudden hair loss by literally flipping the switch on the hair follicle’s growth stage from an active to a resting phase. Once the follicle enters this resting phase prematurely, it stays there for about three months, after which time a large amount of hair will be shed. Avoid over-styling hair and using too many heat appliances. We recommend a weekly hair mask using the Micro-Emulsion Massage Oil Anti-Stress. This not only helps stimulate a healthy scalp, but leaves hair soft and conditioned too.

Adult Acne

Acne isn’t just for hormonal-crazed teenagers. Many adults can’t seem to outgrow it because of stress hormones. Cleanse your skin thoroughly every morning and evening and exfoliate every couple of days to keep skin clear and pure, we recommend Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for mild breakouts or the Clarifyl Line for more serious adult acne. It purifies, calms inflammation and deals with pesky breakouts pronto.

Clearly there is a connection between how we look and how we feel and think. The good news is that we can get to the root cause of our stress and manage it!

 

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NOT JUST FOR MUMS!

Treat your Mum or yourself with a gorgeous collection of Pevonia “five-star greats” to leave skin radiant and luminous!

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CONTAINING:
GENTLE EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
WHY WE LOVE IT?
It’s super light and creamy, full of polishing jojoba beads and lathers up with water. It exfoliates away dry and dull skin cells to leave your skin feeling clean, calm and sumptuously soft! With soothing ingredients like Chamomile, Calendula and Horse Chesnut it also smells delicious!
YOUTH RENEW TINTED CREAM
WHY WE LOVE IT?
It’s power-packed with the latest cutting-edge anti-ageing ingredients and a Flash Action Microsphere that leaves your skin glowing and youthful. The clever tint adjust to the skin on contact creating a colour that’s perfect for every user and it makes your skin look like you’ve just returned from a holiday!
EVOLUTIVE EYE CREAM
WHY WE LOVE IT?
Because it’s a magnet for moisture and keeps the eye contours hydrated for the entire day. Loaded with proven anti-ageing actives such as Retinyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic and AHA’s this multi-tasker reduces fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles
and leaves the eye contour youthful and plumped.

Pevonia products are FREE of artificial colour, fragrance, parabens and petrochemicals

Available in spas now or visit www.pevonia.com.au

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Herbs for beauty: the not-so-secret secret ingredients in beauty products

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare natural herbs for beautyWhile planting your own herbs and forming an herb garden is rewarding, it requires a lot of time and effort before you can reap its benefits (not to mention the amount of time you have to put on research so that you can put all your treasured herbs into proper use). You can opt for organic skincare products that have these essential ingredients properly mixed to give your skin a healthy glow and correct skin imperfections.

Know more about these herbs and take note of our recommendations. Say no to chemicals and let the wonders of these natural herbs transform your skin from blah to whoa!

Rosemary

On top of being an aromatic scent being added to essential oils to help in relaxation, rosemary has a bevy of beautiful skincare benefits. It moisturises your skin, supports healthy collagen production, and fights off skin-damaging free radicals. It kills bacteria and skin viruses, and helps in skin cell renewal.

We recommend: Combination Skin Line, Preserve Body Moisturiser with AHA

Lavender

Lavender soothes, calms, reliees tension, stress and inflammation. It helps slow down signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines by boosting the circulatory system and and increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells. It’s added to skincare products as a firming agent, or antiseptic.

We recommend: Anti-Stress Bath & Shower Gel, Dry Oil Body Moisturiser, Soothing Propolis Concentrate

Chamomile

Chamomile is proven to treat dermal irritations because of its skin healing properties. It is most commonly included in topical skincare products to reduce inflammation and promote cell regeneration. It is good for dry, red, hot, sensitive skin because of its anti-allergic skin properties. it also balances sebum production and is perfect treatment for ance or rosacea.

We recommend: Rosacea line RS2, After Sun Soothing Gel, De-ageing Mist Papaya Pineapple, Dry Skin Lotion, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Multi Active Hand Cream

Safflower

Safflower oil’s texture is ultimately light which allows the skin to absorb it in a short time. It has moisturising properties and is very rich in vitamin E which helps protect the cell membrane and fight cancer and degenerative skin diseases.

We recommend: Easy Glide Shaving Emulsion for Men, Micro-Emulsion Massage Oil Anti Stress, Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Sage

Sage is a small evergreen plant that have plant-derived chemical compounds, essential oils and vitamins that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Sage contains antioxidants that help reverse signs of ageing. It is also used as an effective antiseptic and anti-inflammatory remedy.

We recommend: Phyto-Gel Cleanser, Silky Skin Body Scrub

Aloe

The Egyptians dubbed this plant as “plant of immortality” and is popular for its healing properties. it is rich in phytochemicals and other nutrients beneficial for hair and skin. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes.The presence of these nutrients makes it possible to use aloe vera in treating acne, reducing stretch marks, and firming and lightening of the skin.

We recommend: Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream, Purifying Skin Mask, Phyto-Aromatic Mist

All Pevonia skincare products are free from harmful chemical additives used as colourant and fragrance. The organic herbs naturally provide a pleasing scent and colour to the formula. To find the perfect products for your skin type and skin concern, check out Pevonia Australia skincare shop. To seek professional skincare advice, you may leave us a message on our website through Pevonia chat or visit a Pevonia partner spa near you.

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Super Foods for Super Skin

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Is your skin feeling lacklustre or you simply want to reboot it and up that healthy glow? Try introducing one of the below into your diet to rejuvenate skin from the inside out.

Fish

Cold water fish are an excellent source of protein and essential fats such as omega-3s, which when consumed have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Tuna is also known to promote elastin, to keep skin smooth, and supple.

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To promote elasticity in skin look to the Age Correction Firming Marine Elastin Cream. This wonder product improves suppleness and elasticity in skin while revitalising, protecting and hydrating skin.

 

Green Tea

The polyphenols in green tea contain both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can prevent against environmental damage. On those cooler afternoons, be sure to reach for a hot cup of Green Tea to warm up and boost skin!

 

Berries and kiwi and orange, oh my!

Strawberries are one of the most popular berry fruits in the world and contain high quantities of Vitamin C and K. Both Oranges and Kiwi Fruits are also an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a super antioxidant. Vitamin C is required for a strong immune system and radiant skin and help produce collagen to strengthen skin. To maximise the benefits of these super antioxidant delights, eat the fruit fresh.

Pevonia Australia Organic Skincare C-Complexe

To add a dose of Vitamin C to your skin care reach for the “C” Complexe. A beautiful serum for a radiant complexion! Vitamin C works to brighten skin and restore a youthful appearance in skin.

 

Almonds and Avocados

The Vitamin E found in almonds and avocados supports healthy skin growth and protects skin from cell damage that occurs in the aging process.

Combination-Skin-Cleanser

For those with combination skin (oily, yet dehydrated) your daily dose of Vitamin E to the skin is found in the Combination Skin Cleanser. A light textured, water soluble cleanser that controls an oily “T zone”, while deeply cleansing skin without stripping hydration.

 

Lean Red Meat

Zinc rich foods include lean red, poultry and fish. Zinc plays a role in the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands in skin, which produce oil, and helps to repair skin damage.

 

Bottoms Up!

And of course the cardinal rule of good health and well-being, drink plenty of water! Skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Mild dehydration can often be felt and seen in dry, parched and cracking lips but your skin too will start to look dry, tired and slightly grey if it’s not receiving enough hydration.

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