Do you suffer from Facial Redness? Meet the celebrities who do too

I am not alone, I am not alone. This is a mantra that 40 million people worldwide suffering from facial redness and rosacea need to chant on a daily basis.

Let’s face it, everyone goes red from time to time. Whether it’s from pure embarrassment or exerting yourself from exercising it will happen, but if you find that you look red in the face constantly then you suffer from hypersensitivity and might well have rosacea. Facial redness is actually one of the most common visible signs of photo-aging and believe it or not a symptom that many A-list celebrities also suffer from!

Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, Mariah Carey and Cynthia Nixon are all sufferers of rosacea.

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare celebrities with rosaceaRosacea specifically is a type of skin inflammation that affects the face. Symptoms include facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels and non-tender pustules. If this sounds like your skin, fear not! It can be reduced and in some cases totally controlled with the constant use of effective skincare.

Queue Pevonia’s RS2 line, an international best-seller! The range consists of 4 products that’ll really make a difference to your skin and wellbeing.

Pevonia Australia RS2 skincare line April 2015 rosacea awareness monthDon’t let us tell you how great the range is though; find out from some of our customers;

“My rosacea has been in remission ever since I started using the RS2 range. I wouldn’t use anything else on my face!” R. Morgan 

I’ve finally found a range that is good for my very sensitive, rosacea skin. It cools and calms my skin, my pores have shrunk and my skin is less blotchy after only 2 weeks of using all the products. Highly recommend the line.” Diana R

“I have been using the Pevonia RS2 Line for 5 years now to care for my Rosacea skin condition. Every one compliments me on my beautiful skin now! No more capillary issues, reduced redness. Couldn’t live without it!” Debbie W

“I love the RS2 Cleanser. Very gentle and keeps my rosacea very controlled.” Sarah M

“I love the RS2 Lotion. It is so soothing. My rosacea looks so much better since using this.

Highly recommended.” Miranda G

I have been using the RS2 Lotion for one year now and can say that my rosacea is in remission, it’s better than ever before. Sarah G

“The RS2 Concentrate is the only product I have found that calms my skin and has made a real difference.” Laurie B

“Rosacea runs in my family and the RS2 Concentrate is the only one I have found that actually soothes and calms my skin. After using it regularly I also noticed that it improved the texture of my skin.” Rebecca B”

“I can honestly say that the RS2 Care Cream is the only rosacea product I love and trust. It comforts and soothes my skin, reducing redness.” Michelle W

“After spending a lot of money on different products which didn’t work, I found the RS2 Care Cream to be the best that I have tried for my sensitive, rosacea skin. It’s gentle, and soothing while still moisturising my mature skin.” Johanna R

Shaving Tips for Men

man shaving razor

Gentlemen, are you shaving it right?

Shaving could be a daunting task for men too, and it is kind of equivalent to women plucking or shaving their eyebrows every other morning. Why do men shave? One, to look clean. Two, to feel clean. Turn this obligation into a satisfying spa-like indulgence with these tips:

1. Pre-Shave: Take a hot shower.

The steam relaxes and softens the skin, and opens the pores. This lets the razor smoothly glide onto your skin. Some men cleanse their face in the shower and that’s fine. Take enough amount of the cleanser and work it in with your fingertips. Try Pevonia Aqua Gel Foaming Cleanser  

2. Shave time: Use a sharp blade

Never ever use a dull blade if you do not want ending up bloody wounded! Straight edge, safety razor or disposable, it is important that you’re using a sharp one, don’t compromise. Change blades as soon as they start to drag. Most disposable shaving blades last for a week or less.

3. Shave time: Use high quality shaving cream

Opt for a high quality shaving cream made with all natural ingredients. Using chemically laden products dry up and age your skin fast while high quality, natural/organic shaving creams nourish your skin and are free from parabens or silicone. It slides smooth and glides easily. Make short precise strokes to have better control of the pressure you place on your razor, limiting nicks, cuts and irritation. Try Pevonia Easy Glide Shaving Emulsion

4. Shave time: First, shave with the grain, across the grain and against the grain

Run your razor in the direction of your hair growth to remove the bulk of hair. Wipe your face clean, reapply shaving cream, then clean your razor. Shave across the grain to clean up. Shave against the grain, one for the road.

5. Post shave: Rinse with cold water

We’re not in a shaving cream TV ad where the scene cuts away with the man and his woman ready to have some intimate time. In real life, the next thing to do is remove any remaining shaving cream by splashing your face is cold water. Cold water closes your pores and tightens your skin.

6. Post shave: Moisturise

Apply an after shave balm to help soothe and desensitise your skin. The areas you nicked will be relieved because the cooling effect. This will also act as moisturiser which is an important part of the shaving routine. Try Pevonia Soothing After Shave Balm

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Is there anything we missed? Tell us about your Shaving Secrets!

Meet a Pevonia “Cult” Product – the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare sunscreen pevoniaWe know, we know you’ve heard this a million times; sunscreen is important. BUT did you know sunscreen contributes to 99% of ageing skin while protecting skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB. UVB is responsible for sunburn and cancerous changes while UVA has more long-term damaging effects, like wrinkling a premature aging. UVA has a longer wavelength, travels through glass and damages collagen, speeding up the aging process. In short there is no reason why you shouldn’t wear sunscreen each and every day to protect your pretty complexion and skin health. 4 Reasons why you need the Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 in your beauty arsenal…

  1. You haven’t seen a sunscreen like this before! Forget the oily, thick, white, cringe inducing slap. This Pevonia favourite glides smoothly onto the face and effortlessly absorbs into the skin imparting sun protection benefits AND antioxidants to nurture and correct skin health, Aloe to hydrate skin and Rose to reduce inflammation.
  2. Just how great is this Sunscreen? You can wear makeup over the top without the greasy feel. Like any other beautifully textured Pevonia cream, the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 is a tri-phase formulation to penetrate the skin’s surface instead of sitting on top of the skin.
  3. We’ve been through the importance of protecting skin from UVA and UVB rays, right? Well buckle up because this sunscreen has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to provide your skin with complete coverage.
  4. Sunscreen will remain, through the years and seasons, your biggest anti-aging product. So find one you are comfortable using each morning which provides more than just sun protection benefits for the skin. Of course, we suggest the luxurious and finely formulated Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30.

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare skincare Hydrating Sunscreen Have the skin of a supple smooth grape, not of a wrinkled dried raisin!

What other sun care tips can you share with us?

Exfoliation 101: practice weekly for bright, healthy skin

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare Girl Reading BookI find many people I speak to know they SHOULD exfoliate their face but manage to skip over this step week after week (myself included at times!). Exfoliation needs to be part of a weekly beauty routine not only to care for your skin but to get the most out of the skincare products you’re spending your hard earned money on.

Like the dead skin cells that build up and need to be removed, let’s break down exfoliation…

Why Exfoliate?

Your skin is constantly generating new cells and sending them to the skin’s surface. As we age cell renewal slows down and the old skin cells start to build up on the skin’s surface which can lead to a dull, rough and dry looking complexion – a look we don’t want reflected in the mirror!

Exfoliation rejuvenates the texture and appearance of skin to reveal a fresh, healthy complexion! Afterwards skin is more receptive to serums, lotions and creams so you can truly enjoy the benefits of your skincare products.

Mechanical vs. Enzymes Exfoliators

A mechanical exfoliator contains granules to gently buff the surface of the skin to remove toxins and impurities. The granules work to soften skin and remove dead cells for a polished glowing complexion.

My pick, the Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with jojoba beads to decongest pores and smooth the skin’s surface leaving it soft and supple. The beads are enveloped in a creamy water soluble formula with ingredients like Calendula and Horse Chestnut to cleanse, soothe and calm skin.

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare gentle exfoliating cleanser

Enzyme exfoliators dissolve the dead skin cells and work into the deeper layers of the skin. Think of the enzyme like a tiny pack man that eats away the dead cells to deeply cleanse and refresh skin.

My pick (and personal favourite from the Pevonia range) is the Pevonia Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream. This wonder product revitalises my skin leaving it smooth and enviously luminous. The deliciously scented pineapple and papaya enzymes are almost tangible, making this both a treat for my skin and the senses! …can you tell I love it?

Pevonia BOtanica Australia Organic Skincare enzymo-spherides peeling cream

How often to exfoliate

Exfoliate 1-3 times per week depending on the type of skin you have. For sensitive skin once a week is perfect, you don’t way to irritate or dehydrate your skin from over exfoliation. 3 times a week is fantastic for thick, tougher skin.

So go out there and get exfoliatin’ to see the benefits for yourself!

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Written by: Kanya Nanayakkara