Prevent dry, rough hands this winter

Pevonia Botanica Organic Skincare Australia skin care Hands holding cup of tea coffee
It’s no secret hands are tough! Like our feet, the skin is thicker meaning hands can bounce back from the odd pan or curling iron burn, withstand household chemicals and be used day in day out for a myriad of activities with little discomfort to the skin. However just like our face and body we need to look after our hands to prevent them becoming dry, chapped, cracked and uncomfortable!

Not only are they useful little things but hands are one of the first places that betray your age! Yet another reason why we want to keep our hands supple and smooth all year round, not to mention mani’s look much more polished on a smoother, healthier hand.

Here are tips to care for your hands this Winter (and season after season)

  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! In the cooler months there is less moisture in the air and this strips our own skin of hydration. Keep a hand a cream on your desk, by your beside and in your hand bag. For an absolute hydrating pleasure try the Pevonia Myoxy Caviar Hand & Foot Cream. It applies like liquid silk and your hands with literally glow with a healthy radiance without a greasy finish. Caviar, Marine Collagen and Retinol blend to create the ultimate anti-aging formula. Decadence at its finest!
    Pevonia Youth Renew Myoxy Caviar Hand and Foot Cream
  2. Pat hands dry, don’t rough a towel over freshly washed hands. So you’re not stripping more moisture from hands after washing them, gently pat them dry and immediately follow with a hand cream.
  3. If you find the sensation of moisturiser on your hands simply too slippery try squeezing the cream onto the back of your hands and use the backs of the hands to rub the cream in. This way front of your hands stay free of moisturiser – although I do suggest you add a touch a moisturiser to care for this part of your hands too.
  4. Is repeatedly washing your hands in winter too harrowing? Keep a hand sanitiser on your desk so you can quickly pump this onto your hands before you eat lunch and keep hands clean while colds and flus are lurking about.
  5. Put your Exfoliator to multi-use! Do you notice after you scrub your face or body with a granular exfoliator, the front of your hands are silky smooth? That’s because as you are exfoliating your face and body, your hands are also benefiting from a nice little scrub. Every time you exfoliate your skin be sure to rub a small amount over both the front and back of the hands. You’ll notice how well your hand cream will soak in afterwards! Try the Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for face and then for hands! Jojoba beads gently lift dead skin cells and reveal a softer, more radiant complexion.
    Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
  6. Create a new routine to incorporate moisturising your hands. A good rule of thumb (yes, pun intended) is to moisturise hands just before bed time to let your hands soak in all the nourishing and hydrating properties overnight. Pevonia Multi-Active Hand Cream is fantastic to apply morning, night and 10 times in between!
    Pevonia Multi Active Hand Cream
  7. As tempting as it may be, water temperatures when washing your hands to luke warm. The hot water will dry out hands and only relieve cold, dry hands momentarily.

Remember if your hands feel dry, they are already too dry! Prevention is better than cure and you want to keep your hands soothe, supple and soft all year round.

by: Kanya K.

Rest your tired soles!

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare Summer Beach Feet

Has a summer spent walking barefoot on hot pavements, sprinting across sand comparable to scorching coals and time dallying in the surf left your feet more drab than fab?

Rejuvenate your poor tootsies back to their former glory with these 3 simple steps.

  1. Scrub away – a summer of gallivanting outside results in hard soles and tough heels. The first action to take is to remove dead cells from your heels and pads of the feet to smooth and rejuvenate skin. Pevonia Silky Foot Peel combines Salicylic Acid and Pumice powder in a creamy granular formula to work over feet and literally buff away roughness. Take a seat in front of your favourite TV drama and massage this exfoliating delight over feet.
  2. Slick on a foot cream – you moisturise your face, body and hands so don’t forget your feet!  Treat your feet to the Pevonia Multi-Active Foot Cream to hydrate, deodorise and replenish skin. The rough and tough areas are softened while Gycolic Acid prevents thickening of the skin.
  3. Polish for perfection – clip, file and polish your toe nails on the regular to keep them looking fresh. A fresh glaze of polish to neatly trimmed nails makes all the difference to the appearance of your feet! You’ll suddenly be flaunting your feet at any chance you get.

Now your feet will remain fabulously fresh all year round.
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Written by: Kanya