Beautify yourself from head to heel!

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare blog beautify yourself from head to heelThe season of frocks, fillies and all things fancy is upon us once again.

Spring Carnival is the perfect opportunity to glam it up but remember a good beauty regime is just as important as your choice of fabulous frock and fancy fascinator!

Looking good is also about feeling good. Follow these tips and tricks and be prepped from head to heel in no time at all!

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

The best way to prep skin is to eliminate any dead skin, clogged pores and really boost circulation! Exfoliating will also allow moisturisers and serums to better penetrate the skin for the best possible results! Oh and say hello to a renewed, youthful and radiant complexion. Try the Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, a Pevonia best seller and your new ‘must-have’.

2. Moisture Burst

An important skin care product to splurge on is a facial serum. A serum is your go-to product to improve the overall look of your complexion. They are used under your moisturiser and have the ability to penetrate deeper into your skin’s layers for optimum results. Dependant on your skin type we have a serum for all! However for a spring racing burst of moisture we recommend the Age Correction Intensifier Collagen & Myoxy Caviar. The silky smooth intensive treatment absorbs quickly rejuvenating skin, smoothing wrinkles and unveiling a luminous complexion. Yippee!

 3. 5 star moisturiser

Continue the regime with everyone’s necessity, a fabulous moisturiser. Everyone wants a moisturiser that does it all and we have exactly that! Bring on visible radiance with the Lumafirm Repair Cream – lift and glow. This powerhouse cream works deeply and quickly, infusing your face, neck and décolleté with the best anti-free radicles, the latest generation of repairing peptides, and outstanding brightening actives. It hydrates, protects, repairs, brightens, tightens, redefines and slows down the aging process. Amazing stuff!

4. Leg prep!

It’s time to put on that gorgeous short summer dress and this means getting your pins out! Perhaps the first time this season too! Treat your legs as you do your complexion and prep them with love.

Apply Silky Skin Body Scrub all over to exfoliate away any dead skin cell build up, this will also create the perfect canvas to apply Self-Tanning Emulsion for a subtle heathy tan. Want the professionals to give you that ‘oh so gorgeous’ natural tan. Visit a Pevonia salon, sit back and let them beautify you!

Before leaving the house a spritz of Dry Oil Body Moisturiser is a must! Legs will be silky smooth and ready to run the ‘best legs’ race.

5. Sleep, sleep and more sleep

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep as you don’t want to be dealing with under eye baggage in the morning! However a restful night’s sleep is not always possible for everyone so make sure you have your rejuvenating eye gel at the ready! Try C Evolutive Eye Gel and say goodbye to puffy eyes!

6. Be sun smart!

Don’t forget to protect yourself with a good sunscreen. Forget the oily, thick, white, cringe inducing slap, the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30, a Pevonia favourite, glides on smoothly, and effortlessly absorbs into the skin imparting sun protection benefits, hydration AND antioxidants to nurture and correct skin health.

7. Hydrate!

If you’re going to enjoy a few cocktails this carnival season, make sure your body is fully hydrated. Drink water… and lots of it, because your skin needs it.  Keeping skin hydrated is great for overall health and wellbeing.

8. And finally treat yourself!

This is the perfect season to indulge in a little extra beauty TLC. If you have the luxury of treating yourself, head to a Pevonia salon http://www.pevonia.com.au/find_spa.php and let the professionals work their magic.

Facials, massages, high performance skin treatments, body wraps, tanning are just some of the services available but for the ultimate ‘spring racing ready’ treatment you simply must experience the Lumafirm Lift & Glow facial! It’s the ultimate multi-tasking facial! Not only does it render your skin ultra-luminous with a firmer, tighter and more youthfully defined appearance it also works as the perfect instant repair boost when you want to look your absolute best.

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The Party Season Skin Detox

Shonagh Walker

About Shonagh Walker

Beauty Expert Shonagh Walker is one of Australia's leading beauty editors. Her work has been published in most major magazines, newspapers and websites both in Australia and around the world. She is currently relishing her freelance life, contributing to quality publications like The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul.

holiday skin careHi Guys,

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been burning the candle at both ends lately, working hard, grabbing meals on the run, and enjoying all those lovely Christmas cocktails. I sure feel the need to detox. Do you?

Well, it’s not going to happen until after New Year, so I’m relying on a few smart skin care steps to get me through. Want to join me? Here’s my list of essentials, to keep me feeling as fresh as possible this party season.

1. A Dry Body Brush

I use one every morning, before showering. It kick starts circulation and helps to support lymphatic drainage, which eliminates toxins from the body and helps counteract seasonal woes, like dark circles and puffy eyes.
Simply run it over your body, starting at the left ankle and moving in long upward strokes in the direction of your heart. Your skin should turn a mild shade of pink, which signifies that it’s working. Make sure it doesn’t redden though – that means you’ve been brushing too hard.

2. Pevonia Anti-Stress Bath and Shower Gel, $81.50

I lather up with this in the shower, in place of soap. It’s a skin softening, lightly sudsing lotion that cleanses the skin without stripping away the oils it needs to remain hydrated and soft. Use a shower sponge, as it will further stimulate circulation and help you turn your shower into a real spa experience.

3. Pevonia Silky Skin Body Scrub, $75

This is my twice-weekly treat, which keeps the skin on my body glowing. It contains jojoba beans, rosemary, sage and allantoin to slough dead skin cells whilst infusing anti-ageing, skin-clearing and softening benefits.

It also helps your body remove toxins, as it clears the way for them be flushed out through the skin via sweat. And, it’s a great anti-cellulite tool … massage into affected areas for a few minutes to help flush away the fluid that has built up under the skin.

4. Pevonia Aromatic Moor, $182

This is the ultimate. It’s an ancient anti-fatigue therapy that relies on Natural Black Moor and Pine Essential Oil to relieve aches and pains, as well and melt away tension and stress. It has a drawing action, which means it can absorb toxins through the skin and help combat cellulite. It can heal the skin as it softens and is just perfect for party-weary bodies. Add half a cup to your bath and soak for 20 minutes. I indulge in this about twice a week, on the same days that I’ve used my Silky Skin Body Scrub.

5. Pevonia Micro-Emulsion Massage Oil Anti-Stress, $61
I always moisturise all over, every time I step out of the shower or bath. And, I love to use oil, as I feel it has a better affinity with my skin. This oil is a favourite of mine, as it has a delicate uplifting scent, but it leaves my skin feeling supple and really well hydrated. I take a few minutes to massage it in well, using long, firm movements (Lomi Lomi style) from my left ankle, again following the direction of blood flow.

So, that is my regime to keep my skin as radiant as possible throughout the party season. In January, I’ll embark on a proper detox, which eliminates caffeine and cocktails, too, but until then, I’m sticking to this!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Love and light,

Shonagh Walker
Beauty Expert