What really happens to your skin while you sleep

Who doesn’t feel better after a good night’s sleep?

It makes a huge difference to our overall wellbeing but our “beauty sleep” is also very important for our skin and the key to a glowing complexion! Sleep is known to dramatically reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) which in itself is a great reason to hit the bed and ensure we get enough rest. But what exactly happens to our skin at night while we are in blissful slumber?

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Sleep prevents breakouts and allergic reactions. It aids your body in fighting existing skin conditions. When you are sleep deprived, increased inflammatory response shows up as acne breakouts, increased sensitivity, and dermatitis reactions. The more you sleep, your chances of warding off skin conditions are higher.

To wake up to calmer skin, we recommend: RS2 Concentrate. Like “ice” to reduce redness and inflammation. It soothes and calms while strengthening fragile skin.

Sleep makes your skin look younger. With enough sleep, your body is able to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid – the molecules that give the skin its youthful glow and elasticity. If you want to look younger, always make sure you get sufficient rest. It’s the exact reason why we look fresh after 8 hours of sleep!

To wake up to plumper, firmer skin, we recommend: Stem Cells Intensive SerumThe ultimate cell rejuvenator. Densifies the epidermis to soften lines and “elasticize” the skin.

Sleep prevents puffy and dark undereyes. The body’s hydration rebalances while we sleep. Our skin is moisturised while excess water is processed for removal. When the body is sleeping, it produces antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and Aldosterone, the hormones that give us the ability to hold our urine while sleeping. With the help of ADH and aldosterone, the body is able to properly regulate water in our body. Consequently, sleep deprivation results in poor water balance, leading to puffy and dark undereyes, as well as dryness and wrinkles.

To reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, we recommend: EyeRenew™ Conceal & De-Age TreatmentIt reawakens dull eye contour, illuminates and brightens eye area, and repairs aging signs like lines and wrinkles. Pevonia Australia Active Formulas

Uninterrupted sleep helps repair damaged cells. While you sleep, your growth hormones repair your damaged cells, transforming your skin’s texture to soft, finer complexion. This can only be achieved in deeper phases of sleep which means short, shallow sleep does not help in the natural restoration and healing process. Without sleep, cell degeneration and aging process accelerates.

To wake up to finer, softer skin, we recommend: Micro-Retinol Essential Serum. It evens both skin’s texture and tone to give skin a more youthful appearance and fabulous glow.

Sleep helps us manage our weight, which is also great for our skin. When we sleep, we feel less hungry. Why? Our body produces Leptin, the hormone that inhibits hunger. Having regular sleep enables the body to effectively manage weight, preventing stretch marks and uneven skin tone. So the next time you need to decide whether to gobble or to snooze, if you want to manage your weight, pick the latter.

To wake up to lighter, brighter skin, we recommend: Lumablanc Cream. It progressively lightens dark patches and exfoliates skin, reducing appearance of dark spots.

Make sure your skin gets the most out of your night time rest. Get enough sleep by establishing a bedtime schedule. Add active formulas at night, when your cells will benefit the most, to help win back your youthful glow. Consider it a treat to yourself! Youthful, glowing skin will follow.

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Don’t forget the #1 rule: Always cleanse and moisturise your face at night. This July, Receive a FREE Full Size Cleanser with every purchase of DRY, SENSITIVE or COMBINATION CARE CREAMS.

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Hollywood Skin Secrets (skincare routine of the stars)

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Who says it’s all in the genes?

Those who say they were born with great skin could be partly correct but nothing beats an impeccable skincare routine. We’ve curated Hollywood stars’ skin secrets. We’re pretty sure you’ve heard these tips before but we’d like to include our professional advice and recommendations:

Sunscreen

Shelly Goodstein, a 48-year-old Ford model and the author of Face This, says she’s a big fan of sunscreen. In her book, she listed down beauty secrets she learned while being a model but on top of the list is keeping the base healthy and protected day and night.

This works: Sunscreen is absolutely the most effective anti-aging product available. UV light is the #1 cause of premature skin aging so it’s important that you prevent those harmful rays from damaging your skin round the clock. Include in your skincare routine products with action ingedients like retinol, vitamin C, peptides, and salicylic acid, and use a moisturiser, and sunscreen 365 days a year. We recommend the firming and intensely hydrating Stem Cells Phyto Elite range and sun protection Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30. If you get red, hot flashes, this works – Pevonia RS2 Rosacea rangeDo you suffer from facial redness? Meet the celebrities who do too!

Beauty Sleep

This is an old tip but very effective. Gwyneth Paltrow swears by this age old skincare secret and Jennifer Lopez does a full 8hr recommended sleep at night. Ashley Olsen has stressed that unless she gets a full night of sleep, it shows.

This works: At night, while your body rests and you are at sleep, your skin is regenerating new skin cells. Help your under eye area be on tip top shape and wrinkle-free by applying
Pevonia Evolutive Eye Cream just before you sleep. In the morning, let the Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel reduce puffiness and dark circles. Evening habits to incorporate in your skincare routine

Exercise

Rihanna‘s secret to her flawless, cellulite free skin? Here it is, “I love swimming, [and doing] anything in the ocean…that’s very, very good for your body.” Sex and The City lead star Sara Jessica Parker says, “I do yoga whenever I can, and I do like feeling fit and healthy.”

This works: Sweat it all out! Frequent a Pevonia spa for a cellulite treatment to keep those nasty butt dimples at bay! At home, try this powerful duo – Pevonia Svelt Gel during the day and Pevonia Svelt Cream at night.

Moisturise

We’ll never get tired of telling you again and again, MOISTURISE! These TV and big screen actresses know their game:

“Probably the top three things would be: moisturize, sleep and work on the eyebrows. Those are the three things I try to focus on in my daily life!” – Emma Stone

“I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. No matter how late it is, when I get home, I take the time to clean and moisturize my face. I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.” – Demi Moore

Eat healthy food

“I think the quality of your skin is genetic, but if you eat right and exercise, that helps keep the elasticity in your skin and that youthful, healthy glow.” – Halle Berry

This works: And yes, seductress Halle Berry’s secret is a combination of exercise and healthy food. The simplest and easiest way to effectively hydrate your skin cells, which keeps them moist and healthy-looking, is by using an alcohol-free toner and sealing that in with a skin serum that contains hyaluronic acid. We recommend Pevonia lotions and toners and Pevonia C Complexe booster.

What’s your favourite actress’ skincare/beauty tip?

 

 

The Truth About Aging

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Although aging is inevitable, we think that how we look and how we feel about ourselves could change our lifestyle in a lot of ways. After living so many years of your busy life, you face the mirror and suddenly see those fine lines and slightly crinkled forehead. Oh no! How did you not notice that you were growing older? Everyone will get there but did you know that you can actually slow it down, looking years younger than men and women of your age?

Here are some tips on how to stay young looking.
Prevent early signs of aging, or get rid of them by following these tips:

sleep on your back

Sleep on your back. Yes, those pillow and bed marks add facial lines! It might sound ridiculous that you have to sleep on your back all the time, especially if you love sleeping on your stomach. Studies show that sleeping on your belly has so many bad effects such as muscle pain, improper posture, stiff neck, indigestion. Think that not only will you be able to get rid of the fine lines on your face, you’ll also be able to correct your posture, and get rid of other bad effects.

Get enough sleep

Get enough sleep. Your brain gets to rest while you’re asleep which gives it a chance to perform other functions well such as producing Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH has the power to increase your exercise capacity (stamina + endurance), increase muscle mass and decrease body fat. It’s pretty simple actually – as you age, you get tired easily so you either do very little exercise or none at all, causing your muscles to deflate, and your fats to stay or accumulate, eventually causing the skin to sag. Get that? So get enough sleep.

a facial once a month

Have a facial treatment once a month. The science behind cell regeneration is this: Skin cells move up from the dermis (lower layer) to the epidermis (outermost layer) in a span of 28-30 days, which means we lose about  30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin every minute, every day. And it takes approximately a month to naturally and totally peel the dead skin cells away. Also, the more you exfoliate and treat your skin for a scrub, the faster the regeneration of skin cells will be because your skin adjusts to it so do not overdo. One facial a month is perfect!

bathroom fridge

Cool your products in the fridge. Problematic about panda eyes and puffy face? Place your skin care and body products in the fridge. Not only will the products work to correct your skin and decrease puffiness, cooling them will also prolong shelf life, saving you lots of money.

Power Repair

Moisturize. Moisturizing your face with cream will really help hydrate your skin. Avoid products with alcohol. On colder days, use face oil or concentrates to effectively counteract skin dryness. If you see early signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, use the Pevonia Power Repair. The ingredients effectively address and corrects mature skin. Check these out.

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Go natural. Lastly, choose organic or all natural products like Pevonia. Don’t put your trust on astringents and chemical-based products. Although they may effectively cure a particular concern, chemicals usually have side effects.

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