Is stress making us look older?

Pevonia Lessens StressWithout a doubt, and you probably don’t need a blog post to tell you this, stress is written all over our faces! You can see it in your skin tone, texture, elasticity and the absence of a youthful glow.

It would be easy to say, “stress less” but we know that’s easier said than done! However, if we understand why stress affects our skin as well as change a few habits, we will be able to manage the stress and in turn look a whole lot younger!

Dark Circles

When we are stressed our blood flow increases and the fragile capillaries beneath our eyes become engorged so dark circles become more obvious. Drinking more water can help, getting more sleep will certainly improve things, while gently massaging a good eye cream or gel to the delicate eye zone will to help increase blood flow. Apply a soothing eye gel around the eyes and slide your middle and ring finger around the orbital bone (slide outwards on the brow and inwards beneath the eye). We recommend Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel, the ginkgo biloba, this helps increase the circulation while soothing and hydrating the eye contour.


When we are stressed our body creates cortisol, which can lead to a drop in Oestrogen, much like it does when we are in menopause. Less Oestrogen means less collagen and less moisture. Nourish your skin from within with hydrating food such as fish, nuts, avocado, sweet potato, olive oil and cucumbers to name a few. And “up the hydration” with products rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid. We recommend Pevonia Power Repair Line for bringing back the bounce and youthfulness of dehydrated skin.


As our hydration levels decrease our collagen and elastin production decreases. The skin cells that form these vital proteins take a siesta and meanwhile our expressions seem to become indelibly etched into our faces. Maintaining hydration is key but to restore the damage already caused it might be time to get out the big guns and reboot the skin cells which have become lazy. We recommend Pevonia Micro-Retinol line to help rejuvenate the skin from within.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - micro retinol - anti stressItching, flaking and hives

Stress leads to inflammation which may lead to rashes, rosacea, eczema flare ups and changes in skin moisture. It’s vital to maintain your skin’s barrier function with filmogenic products that trap moisture and to reduce inflammation in the skin. Take cooler showers and baths, avoid synthetics in warm weather and apply soothing products such as Pevonia Propolis Concentrate and Reactive Cream which provide both anti-inflammatory properties as well as restoring your protective acid mantle.

A Heavy Jaw

Grinding teeth and clenching of the jaw are common symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, these habits can cause the jaw muscles to work overtime. This can result not only in damaged teeth, but also a heavier than usual jawline, as the muscles become larger with the grinding action. Be mindful of this habit by relaxing the jaw whenever you think of it, and massage the jawline every evening while cleansing your skin and applying your moisturiser. Take time out to completely relax with a warm bath, a short nap or just doing something that distracts you from over-thinking! Even though you might only be able to spare 10 minutes your body trains itself to be more relaxed over time and will thank you.

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - bath - anti stressHair Loss

Stress can cause sudden hair loss by literally flipping the switch on the hair follicle’s growth stage from an active to a resting phase. Once the follicle enters this resting phase prematurely, it stays there for about three months, after which time a large amount of hair will be shed. Avoid over-styling hair and using too many heat appliances. We recommend a weekly hair mask using the Micro-Emulsion Massage Oil Anti-Stress. This not only helps stimulate a healthy scalp, but leaves hair soft and conditioned too.

Adult Acne

Acne isn’t just for hormonal-crazed teenagers. Many adults can’t seem to outgrow it because of stress hormones. Cleanse your skin thoroughly every morning and evening and exfoliate every couple of days to keep skin clear and pure, we recommend Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for mild breakouts or the Clarifyl Line for more serious adult acne. It purifies, calms inflammation and deals with pesky breakouts pronto.

Clearly there is a connection between how we look and how we feel and think. The good news is that we can get to the root cause of our stress and manage it!


The NEW #1 Anti-aging Ingredient: Does your skincare have it?

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare skincare anti aging ingredient micro retinolDo you find scientific names and formulas a foreign language? Here’s Retinol explained in simple words —

There are a number of anti-aging ingredients that are well known in the skincare world. RETINOL is the crème de la crème, being the “cure-all” element found in most skincare and cosmetic products in the market.

What it does:

Retinol is a vitamin-A derivative that addresses almost all of your concerns in skin aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and blemishes, dullness, crepiness, sagging skin. Really, what more can you ask for?

How it works:

Retinol goes all the way down to the deepest level of the skin, stimulating cellular repair that produces collagen and elastin (these two keep our skin clear, plump, and youthful). It then speeds up the cell turnover (the process of getting rid of the dull, flaky skin on top, revealing a youthful skin).

And now, the NEW #1 Anti-aging Ingredient: MICRO-Retinol

Pevonia Spa Clinica Pro Micro Retinol

It does everything… absolutely everything that retinol does except that you’ll experience zero downtime and almost no sting. Pevonia is proud to have this new line of products that does the works without having to endure the burning sensation that you’ll usually feel when using retinol. The doctors used to say – if you don’t feel it, you don’t need it (it’s ineffective). Well, not with SPA Clinica Pro Micro Retinol!

Maximise the benefits of micro-retinol by:

1) If you are finding solution for wrinkled skin and not early signs of aging, add the Micro-Retinol Essential Serum to your evening routine for extra kick. It contains higher amount of micro-retinol and it works overnight while you are sleeping. Try and see for yourself the fantastic result!

2) Sorry fashion mavens, you don’t get to mix and match when it comes to skincare. We try so many products all at once and end up with damaged skin. Not good! If your skincare brand recommends using an entire line – stick with the entire line because these products complement each other (less chances of getting an irritation).And we also mean to say – If you want to see the results of the Spa Clinica Pro Micro Retinol, use the entire range.

3) Never leave without sunscreen on. When you use retinol, the cell turnover is faster which means the dull crust gets replaced by fresh, youthful facade. You don’t want it to be damaged by the sun, do you? So do your duty. Put on your sunscreen.

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Dating Tips: 5 things a guy notices about you in 5 minutes

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare Dating 101 ValentinesIt’s Valentine’s Day and you’re probably so excited about your date tonight. Ladies, always show up like a queen! Regardless of what kind of date it is (first date, blind date, regular dinner date with hubby, group date), you should always be your best self! Appearance matters because it keeps the other person attracted to you. There are 5 things a guy first notices upon seeing you. If you want him to keep looking at you, and only you, follow these tips:

1. bright, flawless face

Though you can always use a good foundation to achieve that flawless look, it is important that you are particular when it comes to skincare. If you end up dating that guy more often, you’ll have to find other activities to do like sports and you’ll have to lessen the makeup by a notch. Start on a skincare routine now.

2. decollete

Oh yes! Men will agree to this and the women will probably raise their brows but it’s true; men appreciate a good looking decollete on a date (don’t overdo it if it’s a first). After having long discussions with several alpha male friends, we figured: men want to date women who are sexy (but not slutty). Showing a little skin up there won’t hurt and make sure yours is young looking with the Pevonia neck and bust line.

3. feet

I was supposed to write posture but hearing a female colleague say feet just kicked posture down to six! Tips: (1) Wear hot shoes. (2) Please, have a foot scrub a day before to avoid dry, flaky feet. (3) Apply body oil or moisturiser to keep your feet and legs looking soft and sleek. Keep a moisturiser in your tote for some last minute retouches.

4. hands and nails

Dull, undone nails – total turn off! Remember that the way you touch or hold things is by itself an act of flirting so how in the world are you going to show them off if they’re dry, rough and not so pleasing? Do yourself a favor. Keep your hands soft, irresistibly smooth and so alluring, he’d want to give you a ring. Try these hand rejuvenating Pevonia products. For pretty nails, we recommend ELES Cosmetics 5 FREE nail products.

5. skin

You’re pretty, tall, and sexy. You dress really well and you think you have it all if only you have better skin. Babe, achieving healthy skin is hard work! Yes, you have to drink plenty of liquid, eat more fruits, and exercise. Maintain your skin’s youthful complexion with these wonder products.


Wrinkles and blemishes begone with the new
Pevonia SPA Clinica Pro – Micro Retinol range.
It’s an anti-aging miracle in a bottle! Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare Micro Retinol Skin Love

Don’t forget to have a spritz of your sexiest perfume and apply a body moisturiser or dry oil before heading out of the office. Enjoy your date tonight!