Exfoliate Your Skin and Achieve a Radiant Glow

Exfoliate for a Radiant Glow

Summer is almost over and we have a few days to go until it’s officially autumn. The weather will be cooler and friendlier. If you’re a beach bum like most Aussies are, you seized every weekend strolling along the beaut seaside. Some have patches of sunburnt skin all over, and some just look like they had a very relaxing holiday! Want to know their secret? EXFOLIATE!

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Do you know how good exfoliation is for your skin? Rubbing it with granules help remove dead cells from the surface, revealing a softer, smoother, and youthful you. It is important that you know what exfoliant to use as there are plenty of products in the market that are too abrasive and do more harm than good. We’re proud to say that Pevonia exfoliants are gentle on the skin but do a great job in getting rid of the dead skin cells. Pick the right exfoliant for you:

ALL SKIN TYPES

Your skin needs a little help every once in a while. A regular cleanser cleanses your face but Pevonia’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser has exfoliating jojoba beads, saponaria and chamomile that wash away impurities and toxins. A true bonzer! The beads are finer than what you’ll usually find in regular exfoliants so it’s gentle but truly effective in refining texture and adding glow to your skin.

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PROBLEMATIC SKIN

It’s easier to clear the skin of acne with a cleanser that has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser combines Soapwort, Triclosan, Grapefruit Oil, and Citric Acid to gently remove impurities. It helps control breakouts, brightens the skin tone, and refines your skin.

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DRY, DULL SKIN

And for a more intense solution to dry, dull skin, the Enzymo Spherides Peeling Cream is a must-have! Experience the cutting-edge technology of this cream’s unique enzymes entrapment. The encapsulated Pineapple and Papaya enzymes eliminate impurities, blackheads, dead cells, sebum, and toxins as you work this cream into your skin. Using this once a week will help you gain a bright, smooth complexion with ABSOLUTELY ZERO DOWNTIME.Pevonia - Exfoliate - Enzymo Spherides Peeling Cream

Regular exfoliation with one of Pevonia’s refining exfoliants promotes a brighter, satiny texture. Get rid of unwanted impurities and dead cells, and prevent follicular clogging and surface accumulations. Your skin becomes luminous and revived.

 

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.

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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?

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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

Post-Summer Skin Tips

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Throughout summer skin specialists and skin care companies emphasize the importance of wearing sun protection to help prevent skin cancer and delay the skin aging process, however post-summer skin care is also vitally important as your skin steps into repair mode.

You may have diligently applied sun protection all summer and taken every precaution to look after your skin.  Despite this your skin was exposed to damaging UV rays and you may be seeing the tell-tale signs; skin dullness, dehydration, dark pigment patches and breakouts to name a few.  

Here are some tips to take you into autumn with a healthier skin:

Exfoliate

Warm weather causes the oils in our skin to emulsify and travel more easily to the top of our skin.  That’s why your skin often feels oilier in summer.  The oil acts like a glue to our skin cells, binding them together tightly and preventing them from naturally shedding from our skin to make way for new fresher skin cells.  The build-up of dead skin cells leads to other problems: it blocks the pores which can lead to breakouts, it creates a formidable barrier to moisture penetration and it makes the skin look dull and lackluster.  We need to exfoliate from head to toe!

Face

It’s important to be gentle with post-summer skin as it tends to be more reactive.  We recommend the Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream.  Packed with enzymes of pineapple and papaya, this Pevonia favourite gently digests dead skin cells to reveal a fresher, more vibrant complexion.  Simply apply to clean skin, work it with warm wet fingertips to release the encapsulated enzymes, allow it to sit and do its magic then rinse away after 5 minutes.  It smells divine and leaves your skin with a lovely, luminous glow!

Body

We love (and I mean seriously LOVE!) De-aging Tropical Saltmousse.  This wonder product leaves your skin feeling like you’ve just stepped out of the most beautiful tropical spa!  Enriched with exfoliating and tropical ingredients, you can choose either Mango and Passionfruit or Pineapple and Papaya, it sloughs away dulling skin cells and leaves the skin feeling so, so soft.  And as if that is not enough it also releases negative ions to counteract environmental skin damage.  Simply wet your skin in the shower, lather the scrub into your hands with water until you achieve an unctuous, rich foam then exfoliate until the grains begin to break down.  Then simply rinse away.

Feet

This is the area of the body that generally shows the most wear and tear after summer. Silky Foot Peel will help to break down stubborn callous while exfoliating dead skin cells and eliminating  dryness.   The exfoliating Salicylic Acid and Pumice powder help to peel away roughness and let you step out with smoother, silky-soft feet. Use it once or twice a week by applying a thin layer of Silky Foot Peel all over your feet and soles. Work it gently until it peels off and then rinse your feet. The fresh peppermint oil will leave your skin tingly and revitalised!

 

Drench your skin

Now that we’ve removed that stubborn skin barrier it’s time to drench your skin with moisture.  You may need to step up to a richer moisturizer formulations for autumn and incorporate a repairing Aromatherapy Face Oil in the evening.  If you work in air-conditioning,  a spritz every couple of hours with a moisture binding skin spray such as Phyto-Aromatic Mist will help to replenish lost moisture. For autumn we love the Collagen Power Repair Line. The marine collagen in this formulation attracts and binds water to your skin keeping it dewy and deeply hydrated, it also creates the perfect environment for fibroblast cells to weave new skin repairing proteins.

Fade it

If you have managed to get too much sun this summer you may have some deeper sun damage that reveals itself in dark, unsightly patches.  This is a build-up of the skin pigment melanin and the good news is that it is treatable.  We recommend a three step approach; exfoliation, fading and protection.  Using a weekly scrub will soften the discoloration, however, for faster results you may want to include an AHA formulation into your evening skin care program.  Glycocides Cream helps to break down the bonds between skin cells and encourages those darker skin cells to shed faster. When used in combination with Lightening Gel you’ll notice a gradual fading over just a few weeks. Don’t forget to keep up with your sun protection though!  Even autumn sunshine can cause damage to your skin.