Summer has set it, holidays are coming, which means it’s time for that much needed break!
Heading off on a long weekend away? Or an overseas trip? If the answer is yes, and you are anything like me, this means you simply MUST pack everything and the kitchen sink, yet there is not enough room in your suitcase to accommodate it all! Oh and compromising your beauty regime isn’t an option.
So why not make life simple and opt for travel friendly products? Cue travel packs filled with all your beauty essentials but in small, light, convenient packaging! Here’s what we recommend. And the great part is, we’ve got a pack to suit pretty much every skin type and condition!
‘Tis the season of giving – so why not give the gift of great skin…to yourself…Or of course that family member who loves a bit of pampering! After all there is nothing quite like unboxing a luxury gift set of beauty treats on Christmas Day!
And with Christmas just around the corner, we have you covered from head to toe (literally) with these great skincare gift sets for every skin type;
Age Correction Deluxe Gift Set
Fast track to radiant skin with these anti-aging essentials. Together, they will have your skin looking rejuvenated, healthy and super hydrated this holiday season.
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.
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!
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.
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!
TryPevonia 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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Understanding your skin and choose the right products to prevent premature ageing
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!
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.
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.
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.
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