Do you suffer from facial redness? Lifestyle tips for sensitive skin

Does your skin react to everything and anything? Are you prone to breakouts? Do you find you get easily flushed especially in hot or cold temperatures? Do you have broken capillaries or suffer from sensitive skin irritation and inflammation?

If you’ve answered yes to any or all of the above, we feel you, and so do millions of others!

Pevonia on Facial Redness Sensitive Skin

Unfortunately any number of things can contribute to skin sensitivity some of which are out of our control – genetics, the environment, the weather, our hormones, the water – but by following these 10 simple lifestyle tips we promise they can make a huge difference to not only your complexion but your confidence too!

  1. Say no to hot water

Try not to wash your face with hot water. This will not only cause your skin to feel flushed and in turn aggravated. The hot water also strips your skin of the healthy oils which we desperately need.

Luke warm water will be your friend.

  1. Get your sensitive skin care routine down pat

I know you’re on the search for that perfect product, the one that is right for your sensitive skin but don’t continually trial product after product back to back. This will aggravate your skin and mess with its natural pH balance. Try to stick to one skincare regime using the same range. Keep things simple.

Try; Pevonia’s RS2 range, specifically created to alleviate rosacea symptoms, or as a preventative for those with sensitive skin, the range – cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser – effectively relieve discomfort by strengthening capillaries, soothing, hydrating and rendering skin evenly toned and visibly calmed.

Pevonia RS2 - Rosacea Sensitive Skin

  1. Go natural

Using natural skincare will not only improve the health of your skin but also contribute to a safer environment. Try to opt for natural skincare products containing soothing, calming and nurturing ingredients such as chamomile, calendula, aloe, lavender and propolis. These will help overcome skin sensitivities.

Try;

Pevonia Soothing Propolis Concentrate

Pevonia RS2 Care Cream

Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Pevonia Soothing Propolis for Sensitive Skin Pevonia RS2 -Care Cream for Rosacea Sensitive Skin Pevonia Sensitive Skin CLeanser - Rosacea

  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

Ensure you moisturise every single day, morning and night. Moisturising helps to lock in water and prevents sensitive skin from drying gut.

Try; Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin CreamSoothing Sensitive Skin Cream Lavandou Care

  1. Don’t over expose yourself to the sun

This can damage your already sensitive skin by making it more prone to flare ups. Also keep reactions at bay by opting for a fragrance-free, natural sunscreen. Best to wear a hat too!

  1. Red wine can be the enemy (eek)

If you’re like me you’ll love a glass of wine in the evenings, but try to steer clear of red. Why red you say? Red wine promotes the opening of blood vessels in the skin and is a histamine releaser which causes redness and flushing, it also deprives the skin of vital vitamins.

  1. Hydration is key

Drink plenty of water. Water not only rehydrates you but also flushes away toxins and replenishes skin tissue. Drinking enough water can fight off skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and rosacea all common skin sensitivities.

  1. We are what we eat

Eat lots of green leafy vegetables and foods rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids. Foods rich with Vitamin C and E are beneficial for the skin as they not only serve as excellent antioxidants they also promote a healthy immune system. Think broccoli, kale, spinach, avocados, fish, nuts, seeds, blueberries, strawberries…the list goes on.

  1. Always remove makeup before going to bed

Sleeping with a face full of makeup can and will result in skin irritability and breakouts. Makeup not only traps dead skin cells it also blocks our pores and when pores are blocked the skin can’t breathe and therefore regenerate!

  1. Sleep more, stress less

Of course this is easier said than done! Especially if you have children, work long hours or generally have a lot going on in your life. But…if it’s possible to put your head down even half an hour earlier at night it’ll make all the difference and allow your skin to repair and regenerate and your brain to recharge!

8 beauty tips to banish rosacea

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - rosacea awareness monthRosacea. I’m sure you’ve heard the name but I bet you didn’t know that it’s so common (think 45 million people) that the month of April has been designated GLOBALLY as Rosacea Awareness Month!

What exactly is rosacea though I hear you asking…

In layman’s terms rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition which often presents with facial redness. However many tend to mistake the redness (or bumps that can come with it), for acne. Other tell-tale signs include; dilated capillaries, congestion and pustules.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Rosacea

Although there’s no cure for rosacea, the great news is by following these essential tips you could avoid flair ups have your skin red-free in next to no time!

  1. Try to avoid alcohol
    Think beauty products containing alcohol as well as alcoholic drinks we are all a little partial too from time to time! Sadly a glass of wine for instance can worsen the redness caused by rosacea. Noooo!
  2. Watch what you eat
    Certain foods can cause your skin to flush (or otherwise heat up!) try to avoid or at least reduce eating foods including; oranges, strawberries, peanuts, cashews and caffeine. Hot and spicy curries are also a no no!
  3. Eat a diet rich in multi vitamins and essential fatty Acids
    Vitamin A & C foods such as broccoli, sweet potato, carrots and leafy greens help strengthen the skin while foods such as salmon, almonds and eggs rich in fatty acids help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking while protecting it from environmental irritants.
  4. Avoid strenuous exercise.
    Oh ok then you’ve twisted by arm!
  5. Always use sun protection.
    The sun unfortunately is a trigger for rosacea.
  6. Avoid extreme temperatures.
    So no soaking in a HOT bath (ahhhh), relaxing in a sauna or slaving over a very hot stove!
  7. Do not slather on your makeup.
    Yes we all want to conceal our blemishes but layering makeup may only inflame your symptoms more! You want to select multi-tasking products, colour correctors and breathable foundations and powders so skin if covered but calm without being clogged! Give mineral makeup a go. You won’t regret it.
  8. The right skincare will be your best friend.
    With the constant use of effective skincare rosacea can be reduced and in some cases totally controlled! Pevonia’s RS2 range, created by world renowned dermatologist, biochemist and a pioneer in advanced organic skincare, Dr. Sylvie Hennessy, was designed to specifically treat rosacea. Formulated with the most purest, natural, nurturing ingredients including Green Tea, Chamomile, Liquorice, Allantoin, Vitamin E and Rose Essential Oil the range strengthens capillaries, desensitizes, decongests, soothes, and hydrates  while rendering skin evenly toned and visibly calmed.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Rosacea Range

But don’t let us tell you how amazing this range is! Here is what some of our customers have had to say;

“My rosacea has been in remission ever since I started using the RS2 range. I wouldn’t use anything else on my face!” R. Morgan

I’ve finally found a range that is good for my very sensitive, rosacea skin. It cools and calms my skin, my pores have shrunk and my skin is less blotchy after only 2 weeks of using all the products. Highly recommend the line.” Diana R

“I have been using the Pevonia RS2 Line for 5 years now to care for my Rosacea skin condition. Every one compliments me on my beautiful skin now! No more capillary issues, reduced redness. Couldn’t live without it!” Debbie W

“I love the RS2 Cleanser. Very gentle and keeps my rosacea very controlled.” Sarah M

“I love the RS2 Lotion. It is so soothing. My rosacea looks so much better since using this. Highly recommended.” Miranda G

I have been using the RS2 Lotion for one year now and can say that my rosacea is in remission, it’s better than ever before.” Sarah G

“The RS2 Concentrate is the only product I have found that calms my skin and has made a real difference.” Laurie B

“Rosacea runs in my family and the RS2 Concentrate is the only one I have found that actually soothes and calms my skin. After using it regularly I also noticed that it improved the texture of my skin.” Rebecca B

“I can honestly say that the RS2 Care Cream is the only rosacea product I love and trust. It comforts and soothes my skin, reducing redness.” Michelle W

“After spending a lot of money on different products which didn’t work, I found the RS2 Care Cream to be the best that I have tried for my sensitive, rosacea skin. It’s gentle, and soothing while still moisturising my mature skin.” Johanna R

Say goodbye to rosacea today!

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Ask a Dermatologist – What is Rosacea?

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Red in the face lately? If it’s more than just a rosy complexion or a slight flush, you might have rosacea, a chronic skin disorder resulting in distinct and constant redness. Since rosacea has no known cure, we wanted to find the best way to prevent flare-ups and treat the symptoms.

Dr. Christian Jurist, a certified dermatologist and medical director of global education for Pevonia, recently took time to answer all of our most pressing rosacea questions so you can calm to redness.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic and progressive, micro-circulation disorder visibly resulting in persistent redness, dilated capillaries, congestion, and last but not least, papules and pustules (breakouts!).

How do I know if I have rosacea?

Affected individuals will usually suffer from spells of flushing and blushing presenting skin redness and sometimes a burning sensation. Dilated capillaries under the skin are common as well.

What triggers rosacea?

Usually rosacea is triggered by extreme temperature changes, sun exposure, emotions and stress, hormonal changes, certain cosmetic products, spicy foods, ingestion of alcoholic beverages like wine, and also hot beverages such as coffee.

What should I avoid if you have rosacea?

Primarily, the triggers mentioned above should be avoided. Then, a proper, gentle and dedicated skin care regimen to control and treat the sensitivity of rosacea skin should be followed. It is recommended to visit a dermatologist as well for a professional point of view.

What treatments can be used for rosacea?

Gentle products intended to soothe, cool and calm sensitized skin are the main focus. Doctors mostly rely on antibiotics to control a certain population of micro-organisms that can worsen the condition. In addition, doctors will recommend sunscreen to reduce skin damage. Last but not least, concealing mineral makeup is recommended to cover and/or cancel out redness. Pevonia® offers the RS2 Rosacea range for home use and a Professional Treatment Mask administered at a qualified salon or spa.

Do treatments differ between mild and severe rosacea?

As Rosacea advances, the treatment must be adapted to address the current condition of the skin and affected areas. If Rosacea is not managed properly and is not under control or worsens, targeted medical treatment is required to control further damage beyond the skin. Rosacea products for home use can be used at any stages, but it is recommended to have periodic examination by a skin professional to learn if a modification of the recommended routine is necessary.

What ingredients should I look for in products to help remedy rosacea?

Green tea, licorice extract, chamomile extract, and French rose extract are very effective ingredients to control rosacea symptoms when used on a regular basis. In general, any ingredients that can reduce skin irritation and calm the skin are ideal.

For further information on Pevonia and to find your closest salon or spa visit www.pevonia.com.au

Do you suffer from Facial Redness? Meet the celebrities who do too

I am not alone, I am not alone. This is a mantra that 40 million people worldwide suffering from facial redness and rosacea need to chant on a daily basis.

Let’s face it, everyone goes red from time to time. Whether it’s from pure embarrassment or exerting yourself from exercising it will happen, but if you find that you look red in the face constantly then you suffer from hypersensitivity and might well have rosacea. Facial redness is actually one of the most common visible signs of photo-aging and believe it or not a symptom that many A-list celebrities also suffer from!

Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, Mariah Carey and Cynthia Nixon are all sufferers of rosacea.

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare celebrities with rosaceaRosacea specifically is a type of skin inflammation that affects the face. Symptoms include facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels and non-tender pustules. If this sounds like your skin, fear not! It can be reduced and in some cases totally controlled with the constant use of effective skincare.

Queue Pevonia’s RS2 line, an international best-seller! The range consists of 4 products that’ll really make a difference to your skin and wellbeing.

Pevonia Australia RS2 skincare line April 2015 rosacea awareness monthDon’t let us tell you how great the range is though; find out from some of our customers;

“My rosacea has been in remission ever since I started using the RS2 range. I wouldn’t use anything else on my face!” R. Morgan 

I’ve finally found a range that is good for my very sensitive, rosacea skin. It cools and calms my skin, my pores have shrunk and my skin is less blotchy after only 2 weeks of using all the products. Highly recommend the line.” Diana R

“I have been using the Pevonia RS2 Line for 5 years now to care for my Rosacea skin condition. Every one compliments me on my beautiful skin now! No more capillary issues, reduced redness. Couldn’t live without it!” Debbie W

“I love the RS2 Cleanser. Very gentle and keeps my rosacea very controlled.” Sarah M

“I love the RS2 Lotion. It is so soothing. My rosacea looks so much better since using this.

Highly recommended.” Miranda G

I have been using the RS2 Lotion for one year now and can say that my rosacea is in remission, it’s better than ever before. Sarah G

“The RS2 Concentrate is the only product I have found that calms my skin and has made a real difference.” Laurie B

“Rosacea runs in my family and the RS2 Concentrate is the only one I have found that actually soothes and calms my skin. After using it regularly I also noticed that it improved the texture of my skin.” Rebecca B”

“I can honestly say that the RS2 Care Cream is the only rosacea product I love and trust. It comforts and soothes my skin, reducing redness.” Michelle W

“After spending a lot of money on different products which didn’t work, I found the RS2 Care Cream to be the best that I have tried for my sensitive, rosacea skin. It’s gentle, and soothing while still moisturising my mature skin.” Johanna R