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.

 

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Is stress making us look older?

Pevonia Lessens StressWithout a doubt, and you probably don’t need a blog post to tell you this, stress is written all over our faces! You can see it in your skin tone, texture, elasticity and the absence of a youthful glow.

It would be easy to say, “stress less” but we know that’s easier said than done! However, if we understand why stress affects our skin as well as change a few habits, we will be able to manage the stress and in turn look a whole lot younger!

Dark Circles

When we are stressed our blood flow increases and the fragile capillaries beneath our eyes become engorged so dark circles become more obvious. Drinking more water can help, getting more sleep will certainly improve things, while gently massaging a good eye cream or gel to the delicate eye zone will to help increase blood flow. Apply a soothing eye gel around the eyes and slide your middle and ring finger around the orbital bone (slide outwards on the brow and inwards beneath the eye). We recommend Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel, the ginkgo biloba, this helps increase the circulation while soothing and hydrating the eye contour.

Mini-menopause

When we are stressed our body creates cortisol, which can lead to a drop in Oestrogen, much like it does when we are in menopause. Less Oestrogen means less collagen and less moisture. Nourish your skin from within with hydrating food such as fish, nuts, avocado, sweet potato, olive oil and cucumbers to name a few. And “up the hydration” with products rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid. We recommend Pevonia Power Repair Line for bringing back the bounce and youthfulness of dehydrated skin.

Wrinkles

As our hydration levels decrease our collagen and elastin production decreases. The skin cells that form these vital proteins take a siesta and meanwhile our expressions seem to become indelibly etched into our faces. Maintaining hydration is key but to restore the damage already caused it might be time to get out the big guns and reboot the skin cells which have become lazy. We recommend Pevonia Micro-Retinol line to help rejuvenate the skin from within.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - micro retinol - anti stressItching, flaking and hives

Stress leads to inflammation which may lead to rashes, rosacea, eczema flare ups and changes in skin moisture. It’s vital to maintain your skin’s barrier function with filmogenic products that trap moisture and to reduce inflammation in the skin. Take cooler showers and baths, avoid synthetics in warm weather and apply soothing products such as Pevonia Propolis Concentrate and Reactive Cream which provide both anti-inflammatory properties as well as restoring your protective acid mantle.

A Heavy Jaw

Grinding teeth and clenching of the jaw are common symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, these habits can cause the jaw muscles to work overtime. This can result not only in damaged teeth, but also a heavier than usual jawline, as the muscles become larger with the grinding action. Be mindful of this habit by relaxing the jaw whenever you think of it, and massage the jawline every evening while cleansing your skin and applying your moisturiser. Take time out to completely relax with a warm bath, a short nap or just doing something that distracts you from over-thinking! Even though you might only be able to spare 10 minutes your body trains itself to be more relaxed over time and will thank you.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - bath - anti stressHair Loss

Stress can cause sudden hair loss by literally flipping the switch on the hair follicle’s growth stage from an active to a resting phase. Once the follicle enters this resting phase prematurely, it stays there for about three months, after which time a large amount of hair will be shed. Avoid over-styling hair and using too many heat appliances. We recommend a weekly hair mask using the Micro-Emulsion Massage Oil Anti-Stress. This not only helps stimulate a healthy scalp, but leaves hair soft and conditioned too.

Adult Acne

Acne isn’t just for hormonal-crazed teenagers. Many adults can’t seem to outgrow it because of stress hormones. Cleanse your skin thoroughly every morning and evening and exfoliate every couple of days to keep skin clear and pure, we recommend Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for mild breakouts or the Clarifyl Line for more serious adult acne. It purifies, calms inflammation and deals with pesky breakouts pronto.

Clearly there is a connection between how we look and how we feel and think. The good news is that we can get to the root cause of our stress and manage it!

 

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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

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This Spring, Get Active!

A turn in season is upon us. A change in weather tends to bring a change in our behaviour and mindset for the upcoming season. The transition from winter to spring places under the microscope those few months of hibernating indoors, shameless slothing about and the lost motivation to get up, get out and stay active with the colder, shorter days amongst us. Or perhaps you did stay motivated, active and social for which you deserve a big congratulatory slap on the back (seriously).

While re-energising yourself to welcome the new season, whether that be a spring clean for your home, DIY garden project, a change in exercise or shift in attitude remember the importance to shake up your skin care beauty routine.

Different seasons bring different skin concerns. Typically your summer beauty routine should cater for excess time spent in the sun as well as exfoliation of the face and body to remove dry skin cells and aid the absorption of hydrating creams. Autumn should seek to address any summer damage and prepare skin for winter with moisturising cleansers and serums to boost and repair summer-damaged skin. Winter beauty routines should focus on drenching the skin in moisture drained by hot water showers, office heaters and drinking less water as well as nourishing skin to prevent it becoming sensitive and lacklustre in appearance. Come spring, skin may be reactive and sensitised to the blossoming environment (hello, pollen-inducing hay fever!) so it is important to re-balance skin and take your beauty routine back to basics.

This Spring Pevonia has partnered with bellabox in the theme, Get Active! bellabox is Australia’s #1 beauty box, for as little as $15 per month you receive a beautiful bellabox with 6 or more deluxe beauty minis. Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia is proud to partner with the Bella Beauties who are constantly on the lookout for the hottest new products from cutting-edge companies.

If you are a bella and you’ve tried the Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, we’d love to see your photos and hear your thoughts. If you haven’t ordered yet, go grab your bellabox now, and remember, Get Active!

For more information on bellabox visit www.bellabox.com.au.

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