Ask a Dermatologist – What is Rosacea?

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Red in the face lately? If it’s more than just a rosy complexion or a slight flush, you might have rosacea, a chronic skin disorder resulting in distinct and constant redness. Since rosacea has no known cure, we wanted to find the best way to prevent flare-ups and treat the symptoms.

Dr. Christian Jurist, a certified dermatologist and medical director of global education for Pevonia, recently took time to answer all of our most pressing rosacea questions so you can calm to redness.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic and progressive, micro-circulation disorder visibly resulting in persistent redness, dilated capillaries, congestion, and last but not least, papules and pustules (breakouts!).

How do I know if I have rosacea?

Affected individuals will usually suffer from spells of flushing and blushing presenting skin redness and sometimes a burning sensation. Dilated capillaries under the skin are common as well.

What triggers rosacea?

Usually rosacea is triggered by extreme temperature changes, sun exposure, emotions and stress, hormonal changes, certain cosmetic products, spicy foods, ingestion of alcoholic beverages like wine, and also hot beverages such as coffee.

What should I avoid if you have rosacea?

Primarily, the triggers mentioned above should be avoided. Then, a proper, gentle and dedicated skin care regimen to control and treat the sensitivity of rosacea skin should be followed. It is recommended to visit a dermatologist as well for a professional point of view.

What treatments can be used for rosacea?

Gentle products intended to soothe, cool and calm sensitized skin are the main focus. Doctors mostly rely on antibiotics to control a certain population of micro-organisms that can worsen the condition. In addition, doctors will recommend sunscreen to reduce skin damage. Last but not least, concealing mineral makeup is recommended to cover and/or cancel out redness. Pevonia® offers the RS2 Rosacea range for home use and a Professional Treatment Mask administered at a qualified salon or spa.

Do treatments differ between mild and severe rosacea?

As Rosacea advances, the treatment must be adapted to address the current condition of the skin and affected areas. If Rosacea is not managed properly and is not under control or worsens, targeted medical treatment is required to control further damage beyond the skin. Rosacea products for home use can be used at any stages, but it is recommended to have periodic examination by a skin professional to learn if a modification of the recommended routine is necessary.

What ingredients should I look for in products to help remedy rosacea?

Green tea, licorice extract, chamomile extract, and French rose extract are very effective ingredients to control rosacea symptoms when used on a regular basis. In general, any ingredients that can reduce skin irritation and calm the skin are ideal.

For further information on Pevonia and to find your closest salon or spa visit www.pevonia.com.au

Pevonia Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Treatment – Before and After

Here’s a really great post from Olli Skin, one of our esteemed Pevonia Partners in Queensland, Australia.

It’s always great to see how effective our products are and that it helps people achieve the skin results they wanted using the Pevonia Stem Cells Line. Check out their post below

Amazed by the results after just 1 treatment.
Today’s before & after results speak for themselves.

NEW! Pevonia Stem Cells Phyto-EliteTM Freeze Dried Treatment

This groundbreaking freeze-dried treatment redefines the anti-aging facial! Infused with the first ever blend of Argan and Comfrey Stem Cells and adds a mask and cream with supercharged de-agers like Collagen, Retinol, Elastin and other key actives to start working from the first application. Visibly reducing lines and wrinkle depth, it delivers a smoother skin surface, and long-term protection of the skin’s naturally repairing stem cells.

Pevonia Stemcells Phyto Elite Freeze Dried TreatmentFollow Olli Skin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olliskin

Check out their official listing at our Pevonia SPA Partners Section

Pevonia’s Anti-Free Radical Facial – A radical skin repair facial for dehydrated and lack-lustre skin

Pevonia facial - Anti-Free Radical treatment

Jo Boyden, Pevonia Australia’s PR & Marketing Manager, shares her Pevonia Anti-Free Radical treatment experience. Read on and let her tell you about one of the most requested Pevonia facials worldwide. Be warned though, her account is too enticing you might book this treatment right away!

As a busy mum, time for pampering is few and far between. Working in the beauty industry doesn’t equate to looking after yourself any more than your neighbour. So when I was recently given the opportunity to experience one of Pevonia’s most opulent facials I jumped at the chance.

With winter fast approaching my skin was a little dry and lack lustre. No longer! The Anti-Free Radical facial promised to deeply nourish and hydrate my skin and that it did.

This non-surgical face lift (as I like to call it!) combines a deep cleanse, purifying exfoliation, an oil ampoule (rich in anti-oxidants), face, neck, shoulder and scalp massage and high performance thermal mask. Bliss.

The products used in the facial are also selected to complement your skin type and rebalance your complexion.

The Pevonia fruit enzyme exfoliation has a beautiful fresh pineapple and papaya smell, the advantage of an enzyme exfoliation over the granules is that they can go that little bit deeper into the skin, for better results.

The oil ampoule was simply beautiful! It felt so nurturing while being massaged into my skin and the sweet mandarin aroma was to die for!

The dramatic, high performance mask first warms on application (lovely) which apparently allows the vitamins to deeply penetrate your skin. It then cools to seal in the rejuvenating benefits. Oh and did I mention that it has this beautiful minty/lavender scent. What a combination! It was soothing yet refreshing at the same time. Genius.

I really would say this is an amazing pick-me-up for dehydrated, lack-lustre skin. The texture of my skin was definitely improved, it almost felt plumper (probably thanks to the deeply hydrating goodies in the facial) and smoother (bye bye fine lines) and I was told by both friends and family that I looked ‘positively radiant’. Always lovely to hear when you spend much of your time feeling like you’ve been dragged through a bush backwards!

Let’s not forget that this was also an uber relaxing facial so after leaving I was on cloud nine! RRP: From $150 (75 minute facial) Want to read more about this facial and all the benefits? Click here

Find a Pevonia partner spa near you: http://bit.ly/pevoniapartnerspas

Beautify yourself from head to heel!

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare blog beautify yourself from head to heelThe season of frocks, fillies and all things fancy is upon us once again.

Spring Carnival is the perfect opportunity to glam it up but remember a good beauty regime is just as important as your choice of fabulous frock and fancy fascinator!

Looking good is also about feeling good. Follow these tips and tricks and be prepped from head to heel in no time at all!

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

The best way to prep skin is to eliminate any dead skin, clogged pores and really boost circulation! Exfoliating will also allow moisturisers and serums to better penetrate the skin for the best possible results! Oh and say hello to a renewed, youthful and radiant complexion. Try the Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, a Pevonia best seller and your new ‘must-have’.

2. Moisture Burst

An important skin care product to splurge on is a facial serum. A serum is your go-to product to improve the overall look of your complexion. They are used under your moisturiser and have the ability to penetrate deeper into your skin’s layers for optimum results. Dependant on your skin type we have a serum for all! However for a spring racing burst of moisture we recommend the Age Correction Intensifier Collagen & Myoxy Caviar. The silky smooth intensive treatment absorbs quickly rejuvenating skin, smoothing wrinkles and unveiling a luminous complexion. Yippee!

 3. 5 star moisturiser

Continue the regime with everyone’s necessity, a fabulous moisturiser. Everyone wants a moisturiser that does it all and we have exactly that! Bring on visible radiance with the Lumafirm Repair Cream – lift and glow. This powerhouse cream works deeply and quickly, infusing your face, neck and décolleté with the best anti-free radicles, the latest generation of repairing peptides, and outstanding brightening actives. It hydrates, protects, repairs, brightens, tightens, redefines and slows down the aging process. Amazing stuff!

4. Leg prep!

It’s time to put on that gorgeous short summer dress and this means getting your pins out! Perhaps the first time this season too! Treat your legs as you do your complexion and prep them with love.

Apply Silky Skin Body Scrub all over to exfoliate away any dead skin cell build up, this will also create the perfect canvas to apply Self-Tanning Emulsion for a subtle heathy tan. Want the professionals to give you that ‘oh so gorgeous’ natural tan. Visit a Pevonia salon, sit back and let them beautify you!

Before leaving the house a spritz of Dry Oil Body Moisturiser is a must! Legs will be silky smooth and ready to run the ‘best legs’ race.

5. Sleep, sleep and more sleep

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep as you don’t want to be dealing with under eye baggage in the morning! However a restful night’s sleep is not always possible for everyone so make sure you have your rejuvenating eye gel at the ready! Try C Evolutive Eye Gel and say goodbye to puffy eyes!

6. Be sun smart!

Don’t forget to protect yourself with a good sunscreen. Forget the oily, thick, white, cringe inducing slap, the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30, a Pevonia favourite, glides on smoothly, and effortlessly absorbs into the skin imparting sun protection benefits, hydration AND antioxidants to nurture and correct skin health.

7. Hydrate!

If you’re going to enjoy a few cocktails this carnival season, make sure your body is fully hydrated. Drink water… and lots of it, because your skin needs it.  Keeping skin hydrated is great for overall health and wellbeing.

8. And finally treat yourself!

This is the perfect season to indulge in a little extra beauty TLC. If you have the luxury of treating yourself, head to a Pevonia salon http://www.pevonia.com.au/find_spa.php and let the professionals work their magic.

Facials, massages, high performance skin treatments, body wraps, tanning are just some of the services available but for the ultimate ‘spring racing ready’ treatment you simply must experience the Lumafirm Lift & Glow facial! It’s the ultimate multi-tasking facial! Not only does it render your skin ultra-luminous with a firmer, tighter and more youthfully defined appearance it also works as the perfect instant repair boost when you want to look your absolute best.

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