The Truth About Aging

Aging

Although aging is inevitable, we think that how we look and how we feel about ourselves could change our lifestyle in a lot of ways. After living so many years of your busy life, you face the mirror and suddenly see those fine lines and slightly crinkled forehead. Oh no! How did you not notice that you were growing older? Everyone will get there but did you know that you can actually slow it down, looking years younger than men and women of your age?

Here are some tips on how to stay young looking.
Prevent early signs of aging, or get rid of them by following these tips:

sleep on your back

Sleep on your back. Yes, those pillow and bed marks add facial lines! It might sound ridiculous that you have to sleep on your back all the time, especially if you love sleeping on your stomach. Studies show that sleeping on your belly has so many bad effects such as muscle pain, improper posture, stiff neck, indigestion. Think that not only will you be able to get rid of the fine lines on your face, you’ll also be able to correct your posture, and get rid of other bad effects.

Get enough sleep

Get enough sleep. Your brain gets to rest while you’re asleep which gives it a chance to perform other functions well such as producing Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH has the power to increase your exercise capacity (stamina + endurance), increase muscle mass and decrease body fat. It’s pretty simple actually – as you age, you get tired easily so you either do very little exercise or none at all, causing your muscles to deflate, and your fats to stay or accumulate, eventually causing the skin to sag. Get that? So get enough sleep.

a facial once a month

Have a facial treatment once a month. The science behind cell regeneration is this: Skin cells move up from the dermis (lower layer) to the epidermis (outermost layer) in a span of 28-30 days, which means we lose about  30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin every minute, every day. And it takes approximately a month to naturally and totally peel the dead skin cells away. Also, the more you exfoliate and treat your skin for a scrub, the faster the regeneration of skin cells will be because your skin adjusts to it so do not overdo. One facial a month is perfect!

bathroom fridge

Cool your products in the fridge. Problematic about panda eyes and puffy face? Place your skin care and body products in the fridge. Not only will the products work to correct your skin and decrease puffiness, cooling them will also prolong shelf life, saving you lots of money.

Power Repair

Moisturize. Moisturizing your face with cream will really help hydrate your skin. Avoid products with alcohol. On colder days, use face oil or concentrates to effectively counteract skin dryness. If you see early signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, use the Pevonia Power Repair. The ingredients effectively address and corrects mature skin. Check these out.

Pevonia Organic Trade Association

Go natural. Lastly, choose organic or all natural products like Pevonia. Don’t put your trust on astringents and chemical-based products. Although they may effectively cure a particular concern, chemicals usually have side effects.

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Skin vs Body: The Beauty Survey that Shows Good Skin is in

If the beauty genie came to your door to grant you just one wish would you choose to instantly have your perfect body or perfect skin?
Those very rare individuals who have effortlessly flawless skin would probably be surprised to hear the majority of Australian women would opt for great skin over a Victoria’s Secret model worthy bod. But anyone who has ever suffered from acne, rosacea, aging, dullness or sun spots, you’ll know how confidence-crushing skin woes can really be.

Given this, we’re not all that shocked to hear that the majority of Australians are more concerned about their skin tone and texture than they are about their weight. The Cosmetic Physicians of Australiasia and cosmetic medicine website Costhetics conducted a survey of 751 Australians which showed the following results:
58.5% of respondents said skin tone was the most concerning aspect of their appearance
38.9% ranked the appearance of fine lines
34.7% ranked loss of volume in the face and weight

Luckily, you don’t need a genie to start improving your skin tone and getting on the road to flawless skin. Visit your nearest Pevonia Spa and speak to a therapist about the things you can do to improve your skin condition or head to our online store to check out our natural, active products. If you want help without leaving the house, fill in our Contact Us form and tell us about your skin concerns.

Believe us when we say there IS a solution to your skin woes!

Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Aloe to your Skin

Living in Australia, it’s likely you’ve at some point in your life been scorched by the sun and used a little gel directly from an aloe plant to soothe the burn but what you might not know is how many other skin benefits this incredible plant has.
Aloe is an ingredient in a huge range of our products including our Balancing Combination Cream, Clarifyl Spot Treatment, Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask, and De-Ageing Mists. Read on to discover more about this wonder-plant and how it could help your skin.

What is Aloe?
Aloe is a family of around 500 succulent plants of which the most well known is Aloe Vera which translates to true aloe. The family is thought to have originated in Africa and has been frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD.
Aloe Vera has been dubbed the ‘first aid plant’ and is commonly used on burns, cuts, and even bites.

What skin benefits does aloe have?
– Soothing
Aloe is a natural moisturizer with a cooling, calming effect on the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. You’ll find aloe as a main ingredient in much of our Sensitive Skin Line  . Our Spa Teen All Skin Types Lotion also contains aloe to help protect young skin which tends to be more on the sensitive side.
– Healing 
Both our Purifying Skin Mask and Clarifyl Spot Treatment feature Aloe to help increase blood circulation to the surface of your skin to speed up the healing process and nourish damaged cells.
– Hydrating
 Our famous Dry Oil Body Moisturiser contains aloe to hydrate and heal dry skin.

– Anti-Ageing
Aloe contains amino acids, fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E, all of which are important in the process of skin repair, making it the perfect anti-ageing product. Plus it helps oxygenate the skin too. Our De Ageing Mists feature aloe to help stop the aging process.

Finding Aloe in Products
Did you know you can use the ‘Search’ bar on our website to find ingredients in our products? Simply type the ingredient into the search bar and hit ‘search’ to bring up all the products that feature the ingredient you’re looking for!
See all the Pevonia products featuring Aloe here.

How to Use Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream

Our Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream is a firm favourite among Pevonia fans. It’s like a facial in a jar – eliminating impurities, blackheads, dead cells, sebum, and toxins to leave you with softer, brighter and clearer skin.
It contains Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes Spherides for deep cleansing as well as Gingko, Calendula, Chamomile, Lemon, Horse Chestnut and Arnica for calming, soothing, brightening and healing benefits. It is gentle enough to use twice a week and is the perfect way to keep your skin looking its best between spa visits.

To get the most from this product, you do need to put in a little extra effort but it is beyond worth it when you see the incredible results.
Here we take you through the steps so you can see how this extraordinary product works…
1. Cleanse and tone the skin then blot dry to remove any surface dirt, oil and makeup. This will ensure the peel is able to work deep into the layers of the epidermis.
2. Apply a layer of Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream all over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. It’s best to leave about half an inch around the eyes to protect the delicate skin.
3. Wet your fingers with warm water and gently work the product into the skin. You do not need much water at this stage, you’re not trying to wash the product away! At this stage the enzymes which are encapsulated in micro-spherides, are becoming active and digesting all impurities, sebum and toxins in the skin.
4. After about two minutes you will notice the product has almost disappeared from the skin. At this stage, wet your fingers again and repeat the process. This re-working will activate any left over enzymes, working deeper into the pores to cleanse.
5. Take two cotton pads moist with warm water to remove the last of the peeling cream then cleanse thoroughly to ensure any traces of enzymes have been washed away.

If you prefer a visual how-to, check out this video: