Your skin through the ages: Understanding your skin and choosing the right products to prevent premature ageing

When it comes to ageing, nothing reflects it more than our skin.
From the silky smoothness of a baby’s complexion to the lines and wrinkles of mature lady, here’s what to expect through the decades, and what you can do to help prolong your youth and prevent premature ageing!

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Understanding your skin and choose the right products to prevent premature ageing

20’s

Once you reach your twenties it’s easy to fall under the false pretence that since your teens are behind you, so are those pesky pimples! Wrong! While your skin may have settled (as have those hormones) it’s still producing oil. Also news flash! Your body actually stops producing collagen once you hit 25! You know collagen, the protein which provides elasticity to the skin helping it to appear youthful, glowing and vibrant! So it’s important to exfoliate daily to continue daily collagen renewal.

What you may need: Opt for natural extracts in light-textured, non-greasy formulations in order to keep pores clean and clear. Also, use a broad spectrum UVA & UVB daily sunscreen – just remember you’re never too young to start wearing sunscreen!

Try; Organic Essentials Line; Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30

30’s

Ageing really begins at 30. Fine lines develop as collagen and elastin start to break down, and our delicate skin under the eyes begins to thin. Skin generally becomes drier, quicker. Broken veins may start to show up as tiny red dots, and towards the end of this decade, age spots and brown pigmentation marks, or ‘sun spots’, may appear. Under-eye puffiness may become a problem, taking longer to subside after you wake.

What you may need: Effective youth-prolonging skincare to strengthen, smooth and rejuvenate. Hydrating Moisturisers formulated with marine collagen, Eye Creams & Gels.

Try; Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream & Intensifier, Age Correction Eye Contour, “C” Evolutive Eye Gel.

40’s

Deeper lines begin to etch around the mouth and eyes, furrows appear on the forehead and circles under the eyes may grow into pouches. Most women’s skin becomes noticeably drier. In the run-up to the menopause, and during this phase, skin may also become more sensitive. What’s more, skin loses its resilience due to a breakdown of elastin and collagen.

What you may need: Your daily regime should embrace products that offer specific benefits to counteract skin problems such as: anti-aging, sensitivity, hyper-pigmentation, Eg. Soothing serums to protect capillaries, lip and eye care, deeply repairing and resurfacing products.

Try; Micro-Retinol Line; Eye Renew Conceal & De-Age Treatment, Lip Renew Plump & De-Age Treatment, Propolis Concentrate

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50’s

By now, skin starts to acquire true ‘character’ in the form of fine wrinkles, and the lines you develop in your 50’s and 60’s may deepen into folds. This is because, post-menopausal, there’s much less oestrogen being produced and without oestrogen, skin becomes thinner and more fragile. It is also less able to retain moisture and the production of collagen and elastin slows down significantly. In your 50’s skin tone is also likely to become more uneven, with an increasing number of ‘sun spots’.

What you may need: Products that minimize the appearance of lines, contain phyto-estrogens and protect the skin from the sun or even fade sunspots.

Try; Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Line, RS2 Line, Lip Renew Plump & De-Age Treatment, Lumafirm Eye Contour Lift & GlowRenewing Glycocides Cream

60’s

Your skin has a hard time retaining moisture and natural oil production slows down so skin is very dry. Cell turnover continues to slow – a process that started in your forties so skin is generally duller than before. Between the lack of oil, the loss of collagen and elastin, and the dryness, dark spots can really start to stand out. Areas of scaly roughness often seen on fair-skinned women that can be a precursor to skin cancer.

What you may need: De-ageing products with wrinkle relaxers such as vegetal botox, exfoliating products with aha’s, products rich in collagen and elastin, sun protection and pigment fading products

Try; Myoxy-Caviar Timeless Repair Line, Renewing Glycocides Cream, Lumablanc Cream

A gift for every Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner (eek!) and with that comes one of the biggest gift-giving dilemmas of the year! What do you buy the man that means so much to show your love and appreciation?

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Father’s Day Gift – Pevonia Australia’s Spa Care for HIM

Men are, as we all know notoriously difficult to buy for, especially those that appear to have it all! (My Father-in-law!) So ditch the tie, wallet and golf clubs and opt for a gift he’s guaranteed to love but unlikely to ever buy himself!

Grooming products may not be top of his list but there is no denying that men secretly love a bit of pampering, just like us ladies and when a man finds a product he loves, he’s likely to stick with it.

Cue the Pevonia Spa Care for HIM range, a range of five anti-aging shaving and hydrating products specifically developed for men’s skin. Precisely formulated, the range is effective in desensitising the skin, soothing irritability, preventing in grown hairs, smoothing wrinkles and rehydrating the skin…All in sleek, masculine packaging, what more can you ask for!

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And if he’s as hard working as my Dad, he might even enjoy a little ‘time-out’ and indulge in a pampering in-spa treatment! Pevonia offer a multitude of face and body treatments from grooming to all out pure indulgence so why not also buy your dad a voucher and let him kick back and truly relax. Simply head to our search-a-spa for your nearest Pevonia spa.

Why retinol is the anti-ageing ingredient you need

Retinol - Anti-Ageing Ingredient you needWith so many anti-ageing skin care products on the market, choosing what will be right for you can be baffling. However when it comes to reducing the visible signs of ageing, the “super-ingredient” that everyone seems to agree on to deliver its promise is retinol. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

What is retinol?

Retinol and retinoic acid are both forms of vitamin A used in skincare products. The stronger of the two, retinoic acid, is only available via prescription while retinol can be sold over the counter.

What does it do?

It is a cell communicator that can help damaged skin cells return to their normal function. When skin is exposed to the UV rays of the sun it absorbs free radicals, which attack healthy cells. Retinol interrupts this process by attaching itself to damaged cells and communicating with them, helping them to act like healthy cells again.

It also helps your skin slough dead cells and create new ones, which in turn creates new collagen. Over time, this can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Finally, because retinol helps to slough away dead skin cells and reveal new growth underneath, continuous use can help to reduce the symptoms of hyperpigmentation by peeling away the top layers of skin and slowing the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour

Who is it suitable for?

While the cosmetic and medical industries are almost united in their love for retinol, some with sensitive skin will go through an inevitable adjustment period, up to six weeks of red, flaky skin. Still, sensitive skin can be trained to tolerate vitamin A derivatives, so really, the only women who shouldn’t use retinol are those who are pregnant or nursing.

So what about the adjustment period?  There will be some dryness, maybe flakiness and sometimes the skin may feel sensitive. Why? Upon application, the retinol binds to DNA, and immediately instructs the skin’s proteins and enzymes to do certain things, firstly to expel the piled-up dead cells from your skin’s surface. Refining that top layer causes some water loss initially, which can make sensitive skin seem drier and more irritable. But push through and it will become less sensitive over time and leave you with a fantastic glow and reduced fine lines.

If however, you have underlying skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, using a high strength retinol product could enhance the inflammation.

Why Pevonia Micro-Retinol®?

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Pevonia’s Micro-Retinol® Line contains all natural retinol, sourced from green leafy vegetables.

The Micro-Retinol® Line utilizes a specialized technology to create micro-particles of retinol that get delivered deep into the epidermis. This means complete product absorption, no skin irritation and immediate results.

Every product in the Micro-Retinol® Line contains a powerhouse trio of vitamin C, vitamin E, and Micro-Retinol®! The addition of vitamins C and E not only ensures Micro-Retinol®’s stability, but also that the skin’s nutrients and density are renewed and preserved.

Something to keep in mind – retinol can make skin more sensitive to UV exposure so it’s best to use at night and if using in the daytime always follow with an SPF 30 or higher.

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What really happens to your skin while you sleep

Who doesn’t feel better after a good night’s sleep?

It makes a huge difference to our overall wellbeing but our “beauty sleep” is also very important for our skin and the key to a glowing complexion! Sleep is known to dramatically reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) which in itself is a great reason to hit the bed and ensure we get enough rest. But what exactly happens to our skin at night while we are in blissful slumber?

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Sleep prevents breakouts and allergic reactions. It aids your body in fighting existing skin conditions. When you are sleep deprived, increased inflammatory response shows up as acne breakouts, increased sensitivity, and dermatitis reactions. The more you sleep, your chances of warding off skin conditions are higher.

To wake up to calmer skin, we recommend: RS2 Concentrate. Like “ice” to reduce redness and inflammation. It soothes and calms while strengthening fragile skin.

Sleep makes your skin look younger. With enough sleep, your body is able to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid – the molecules that give the skin its youthful glow and elasticity. If you want to look younger, always make sure you get sufficient rest. It’s the exact reason why we look fresh after 8 hours of sleep!

To wake up to plumper, firmer skin, we recommend: Stem Cells Intensive SerumThe ultimate cell rejuvenator. Densifies the epidermis to soften lines and “elasticize” the skin.

Sleep prevents puffy and dark undereyes. The body’s hydration rebalances while we sleep. Our skin is moisturised while excess water is processed for removal. When the body is sleeping, it produces antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and Aldosterone, the hormones that give us the ability to hold our urine while sleeping. With the help of ADH and aldosterone, the body is able to properly regulate water in our body. Consequently, sleep deprivation results in poor water balance, leading to puffy and dark undereyes, as well as dryness and wrinkles.

To reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, we recommend: EyeRenew™ Conceal & De-Age TreatmentIt reawakens dull eye contour, illuminates and brightens eye area, and repairs aging signs like lines and wrinkles. Pevonia Australia Active Formulas

Uninterrupted sleep helps repair damaged cells. While you sleep, your growth hormones repair your damaged cells, transforming your skin’s texture to soft, finer complexion. This can only be achieved in deeper phases of sleep which means short, shallow sleep does not help in the natural restoration and healing process. Without sleep, cell degeneration and aging process accelerates.

To wake up to finer, softer skin, we recommend: Micro-Retinol Essential Serum. It evens both skin’s texture and tone to give skin a more youthful appearance and fabulous glow.

Sleep helps us manage our weight, which is also great for our skin. When we sleep, we feel less hungry. Why? Our body produces Leptin, the hormone that inhibits hunger. Having regular sleep enables the body to effectively manage weight, preventing stretch marks and uneven skin tone. So the next time you need to decide whether to gobble or to snooze, if you want to manage your weight, pick the latter.

To wake up to lighter, brighter skin, we recommend: Lumablanc Cream. It progressively lightens dark patches and exfoliates skin, reducing appearance of dark spots.

Make sure your skin gets the most out of your night time rest. Get enough sleep by establishing a bedtime schedule. Add active formulas at night, when your cells will benefit the most, to help win back your youthful glow. Consider it a treat to yourself! Youthful, glowing skin will follow.

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