Probiotics in skincare – what are they and why are they trending?

I’m sure we’ve all heard about the benefits of ingesting probiotics, whether it be by taking a supplement or eating certain foods. Now a new trend is taking centre stage – probiotics for the skin! Serums, Moisturisers, Masks…packed full of friendly bacteria to help restore the natural balance of our skin while refining, protecting and rejuvenating the complexion all at the same time!

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Micro Pores ProbioticsNow let’s get down to the nitty gritty for those of you who like to be further informed. What exactly are probiotics? And how is it that they actually work?

What exactly are probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that normally reside in our bodies and in our skin. Due to sickness, toxicity, the use of antibiotics, and other external factors, our good bacteria diminishes and the bad bacteria becomes more prominent in our system.

How do they actually work on our skin?

For the skin, they work in a similar way as they do for the digestive system. Topical probiotics help deliver a dose of good bacteria directly to our skin, restoring radiance and balance. Some are recommended for mature skin because of their ability to regenerate as well as protect the skin by retaining moisture, healing wounds, and increasing collagen and elastin production for anti-aging effects. They are also an effective anti-inflammatory which means they bring calm to the skin soothing redness and irritation.

Would I benefit from using skincare featuring probiotics?

Yes! With its multitude of benefits, skincare rich in probiotics are great for anyone wanting to restore balance and radiance to the skin! They have the ability to boost the skin’s natural defence, rebuilding and strengthening it. Thanks to their calming, nurturing and anti-inflammatory qualities, they are also really beneficial for those with skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea and Psoriasis.

Interesting right? Sound like something you need right now? If so, Pevonia have just launched a new skincare range – Micro Pores Bio-Active Collection. It is formulated with a new breakthrough probiotic called Pseudoalteromonas (you don’t need to know how to pronounce it, just know that it’s darn good stuff for your skin!). By incorporating probiotics in this collection, Pevonia offers a natural, powerfully effective solution to counteract the most searched concerns: pore-refinement, uneven texture, oil control, aging and dehydration!

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ENLARGED PORE: Truths and Common Misconceptions

If you don’t like the size of your pores, read up! Here are common truths and myths about this whole pore thing:

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The TRUTH will set you free

If you’ve been wondering…

  1. Yes, POREXIA is a thing!
  2. There are two types of pores.
  3. Having pores is healthy and essential.
  4. UV rays can make them look larger.
  5. Hormones can also make them look larger.
  6. Enlarged pores come with age.
  7. Over-washing your face makes them bigger.
  8. Men have larger pores.

Many of us are obsessed with our pore size and if we’re given a chance to make them smaller, we would! Some of us are even more worried about our pores than our wrinkles.

Oil pores are hair follicles that contain sebaceous glands. These produce sebum (oil) that causes our pimples. Sweat glands are very small and don’t cause irritation. Both are very important to our health. Sweat pores are our body’s breathing holes, transporting unwanted substances out of the body. Oil pores are needed for hair to grow and hair is needed to protect skin.

The average adult has about 20,000 pores on their face.

When pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, blackhead and whiteheads may form. When bacteria comes in contact with these two, a pimple is born!

Ultraviolet rays weaken collagen and without collagen, our pores become less tight. Decreased elasticity causes them to enlarge.

When hormones spike during OVULATION, our pores enlarge and will shrink again when hormone levels decrease. Hormonal shift during PREGNANCY and MENOPAUSE also do the same. So yes, mood swings and pores are related. Try to relax during these trying times.

As we age, our body produces less Elastin and Collagen and without these two, our skin sag and our pores become enlarged. This is something inevitable but can be managed. WE WILL REVEAL OUR NEW SOLUTION LATER IN THIS ARTICLE.

Wash your face twice a day – morning and evening. Washing too often can dry the skin leaving more dead skin cells on the surface.

Men have larger pores than women. Because men are naturally more active, their oil glands produce more oil and so their pores appear more visible.

The Pore MYTHology

  1. Blackhead is dirt.
  2. You can close pores.
  3. Toothpaste can tighten pores, just like how it solves acne problems.

Blackhead is oxidized oil, not dirt. Sebum is usually white. There may sometimes be dirt but blackhead is mostly oil.

Pores dilate and can change from wide to narrow but you can’t totally close them. You can only TIGHTEN them.

Never put toothpaste on your face. Toothpaste doesn’t cure acne and it certainly doesn’t clean and tighten pores. It will only cause irritation. Use proper skincare products that address your skin concerns.

If large pores have always been a problem for you, fret not! We’ve found a solution!

Pevonia’s NEW Micro-Pores Bio-Active and Probiotic Skincare is an anti-aging and pore-refining in one. If you have been dreaming of flawless skin with refined texture, Pevonia’s NEW Power Repair Micro-Pores collection is the solution you have been waiting for.

Pevonia Micro Pores Bio Active and Pro Biotic Skincare Pore

Benefits:

  • Reduces pore size
  • Normalizes oil and moisture levels
  • Increases collagen and elastin formation
  • Bio-active formula contains elite actives that positively affect skin
  • Probiotics help address uneven texture, and dehydration and other skin concerns

Get the entire Pevonia Micro-Pores Bio-Active Collection and see visible results within just 2 weeks!

FREE: 50ml Power Repair Hydrating Cleanser

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Where did the time go?

You wake up one day, look at the mirror, and an old face greets you a good morning! Don’t get me wrong – wisdom comes with age and experience and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Wouldn’t you feel better if people mistake you for someone younger than your actual age? Anybody would be thrilled to receive such compliment!

Facial aging:

1. Spider veins – blood vessels that look like spider web crawling on your skin’s surface

2. Photoaged skin – dead and irregular epidermis (outer layer of the skin) caused by heavy exposure to sun

3. Crows feet – lines at the corner of the eyes developed after many years of squinting, laughing, and smiling

4. Facial lines – caused by frowning or holding up drooping eyelids or eyebrows

Reverse the facial aging process!

Yes, you can’t stop time but you can definitely follow a skincare routine that helps you slow down aging! We’re sure you’ve read so many articles about keeping your skin young and we’re going to tell you again:

1. Clean your face before going to bed, leaving absolutely no trace of makeup or any other chemical on. There is no valid excuse for this.

2. Drink plenty of water. It helps hydrate your skin.

3. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to provide the nutrients that your skin needs.

4. Strictly follow a skincare routine. (There is no shortcut to good health, only hard work). You might want to try the following moisturisers from the Pevonia Power Repair Line. These are rich in collagen, elastin and D.N.A. to rejuvenate, nourish, hydrate and restore matured skin.

Until March 14, get a FREE travel size Hydrating Cleanser when you purchase any of the Power Repair Care Creams! 
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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.