5 steps to perfecting sandal-ready feet!

sandal-ready feet

sandal-ready feet

Ready to slip into sandals and flaunt your feet? Or are they looking more drab than fab? If the latter it’s time to rejuvenate your feet back to their former summer glory with these 5 simple steps.

  1. Foot soak

There is nothing quite as relaxing as soaking your feet in a warm bath. In fact soaking your feet offers a multitude of benefits from softening the skin in preparation for step no. 2, to easing tired muscles and improving circulation!sandal-ready feet - soak

  1. Scrub away

Exfoliation is a key part to getting your feet sandal ready! Scaly, dry feet are not pretty so it’s important to remove any dead skin from your heels and the pads of your feet. You can do this by using an exfoliating cream, pumice or foot scrub.

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  1. Moisturise

We all understand the importance of moisturising our face (and body!) so why should our feet be any different? Over the winter months feet often get neglected resulting in dry cracked heels and hard, thickened skin. It’s time to treat your feet to an intensive moisturising cream!

Try Pevonia Multi-Active Foot Cream. This wonder-cream combines ingredients like tea tree oil, orange oil, shea butter, salicylic acid and glycolic acid, making it antibacterial and deeply moisturising. Hardened, rough areas will be instantly softened, rendering feet restored and smooth!

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  1. Nail care

Caring for your toe nails is just as important as grooming your feet! Make sure you regularly file and clip nails ready for the perfect polish!

  1. Polish for perfection

Have fun experimenting with the perfect polish for your tootsies! And use a toe separator for ease (it’ll make application so much easier!) A fresh coat of polish will complete the perfect pedicure for feet and have them sandal ready in next to no time!

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Bonus step: Soothe sore feet

There is no doubt that we demand more of our feet during the spring and summer months! So at the end of a long day, pamper tired, aching feet with Pevonia’s Tension Relief Gel.  It’s anti-inflammatory, cooling and uplifting for sore feet.

Feeling time poor?  Why not go all out and give your feet the heavenly attention of a professional pedi-spa. The Pevonia Foot spa treatment is really more like a foot facial! Lounge back and be pampered, nourished and polished to pedi-perfection. Search for your nearest Pevonia spa here.

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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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