The must have’s to keep your skin glowing all winter long

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia skin care winter productsOur sun-kissed summer facade has long since faded, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept dull, lifeless-looking skin all winter long. This season we are not only on a mission to combat dryness and keep hydrated, but also to maintain a natural, healthy glow. From vitamin-rich serums to the best of facial exfoliators to skin brightening boosters, these are the products we need to include in our winter-proof radiance routine.

We all know that cooler weather plays havoc on our skin. Changes in temperature, heating, hot showers, cold air, wind dehydrate and devitalise our skin often leaving it rough, dry and sometimes flaky (great!) this means we have to get ahead of the game and step up our skincare TLC.

Pevonia offers great solutions to ensure your skin remains soft and hydrated from head to toe. Not sure where to start? We listed our fan and professional favourites to help you keep your skin glowing all winter long.

  1. Exfoliation is key

Make sure you shed those dry dead skin cells as a build-up is no good for anyone! A regular scrub (think twice per week) using a gentle exfoliator will make all the difference. Try Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. This rather lovely, gentle exfoliator will not only remove unwanted dead nasties but will promise to have your skin impeccably clean, soft and radiant in a matter of moments.

  1. Step up the moisture

Switch to a more nourishing moisturiser and if you haven’t already introduce a serum to your beauty repertoire. Skin is extra thirsty in winter and will benefit from a quenching dose of moisture in the form of Intensifier Collagen & Myoxy Caviar and Marine Collagen Cream, the dynamic duo! Apply a few drops of the intensifier (serum) beneath the moisturizer for a dewy radiant complexion while the Collagen Cream seals in vital moisture and imparts comfort for your skin…all day long.

  1. Night nurturing

Before bed lather your face with a vitamin-rich serum (just as you’d take a multi-vitamin tablet for health & wellbeing). Try Vitaminic Concentrate. The radical treatment for skin lacking lustre combats dehydration with a burst of vitamins A, E You’re your complexion really will look brighter and rejuvenated by morning.

  1. Love your eyes

One particular area quick to suffer the effects of winter are the eyes. Often taken for granted, this sensitive area is usually the first to show signs of aging and lack of care. Drench the eye contours with super hydrating Eye Contour rich in Collagen and skin firming elastin. Dehydration lines will be a thing of the past!

  1. Body Love

Lather your body as you would your face, with plenty of rich cream and pay particular attention to super dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels.

Applying your body lotion/cream in the bathroom following a warm bath or shower is a great way to ensure your body readily absorbs the moisture as the warmth in the air will help open your pores thus locking in the moisture. Try Preserve Body Moisturiser. Rich in oils, vitamins and phyto-extracts which restore the skins essential lipids, leaving it soft and hydrated.

  1. Safeguard skin

Just because it isn’t hot (and potentially sunny, blue skies) doesn’t mean you should slack off with the sunscreen. A super hydrating sunscreen in the winter months will benefit your ailing dry skin. Try Hydrating Sunscreen SPF

 

Which of these do you stock at home? If you have winter skincare stories to share or would like to ask for professional advice, comment below. 🙂

Prepare your skin for winter

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Days and nights are getting colder and you might notice scales and flakes forming on your skin. Prep your skin for winter so you won’t have to do serious damage repair later. Follow these steps and you’ll surely get through the next three months with glowing skin.

  1. Stay Moisturised. Moisturise your skin regularly in the lead up to and during winter. Did you know that the cooler and drier the temperature gets, the drier your skin goes? Search for face creams and body moisturisers that offer intensive skin care and repair. Moisturise according to your skin type
  2. Stick to short, warm showers. Hot showers can be quite damaging to your skin in winter. It can cause skin to dry your skin out more causing irritation and red patches.
  3. Pay attention to sensitive areas. Apply a moisture rich balm to your lips to avoid chapping. Regularly moisturise your hands and wear gloves, and wear scarf to protect your neck and décolletage. Moist clothes breeds bacteria and irritates skin so wear layers of clothing to keep the winter moist.
  4. Exfoliate. Gently exfoliate to shed off dead skin cells aka dry flakes and help moisturisers sink in effectively. The trick is to immediately moisturise right after exfoliating for great absorption.
  5. Use sunscreen. Did you know that in winter you need to wear sunscreen more especially if you live in areas where there is snow? Snow reflects 80 per cent of the sun’s light – that’s almost double the sun damage you get in summer! Apply and reapply sunscreen regularly. Opt for a sunscreen that also moisturises and hydrates.
  6. Use Vitamin C to repair your damaged skin. It’s the perfect time to use serums and concentrates! Ensure prolonged skin health and rejuvenation by using serums and concentrates especialy formulated to boost your skin’s health. Take a pick from these results-driven skin specific concentrates and serums.
  7. Stay hydrated. Hydrate your skin from the inside and out. Drink plenty of water and fluids to replace lost moisture inside.
  8. Go for a spa treatment every once in a while to repair damaged skin.
  9. Use a humidifier. Heaters make atmosphere at home and office very dry. Place several humidifiers around your home and office.

Which of these tips are already on your list? Do you have tips that we can add to our list and share to other Pevonia readers?

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?

 

 

Meet a Pevonia “Cult” Product – the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare sunscreen pevoniaWe know, we know you’ve heard this a million times; sunscreen is important. BUT did you know sunscreen contributes to 99% of ageing skin while protecting skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB. UVB is responsible for sunburn and cancerous changes while UVA has more long-term damaging effects, like wrinkling a premature aging. UVA has a longer wavelength, travels through glass and damages collagen, speeding up the aging process. In short there is no reason why you shouldn’t wear sunscreen each and every day to protect your pretty complexion and skin health. 4 Reasons why you need the Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 in your beauty arsenal…

  1. You haven’t seen a sunscreen like this before! Forget the oily, thick, white, cringe inducing slap. This Pevonia favourite glides smoothly onto the face and effortlessly absorbs into the skin imparting sun protection benefits AND antioxidants to nurture and correct skin health, Aloe to hydrate skin and Rose to reduce inflammation.
  2. Just how great is this Sunscreen? You can wear makeup over the top without the greasy feel. Like any other beautifully textured Pevonia cream, the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 is a tri-phase formulation to penetrate the skin’s surface instead of sitting on top of the skin.
  3. We’ve been through the importance of protecting skin from UVA and UVB rays, right? Well buckle up because this sunscreen has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to provide your skin with complete coverage.
  4. Sunscreen will remain, through the years and seasons, your biggest anti-aging product. So find one you are comfortable using each morning which provides more than just sun protection benefits for the skin. Of course, we suggest the luxurious and finely formulated Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30.

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skincare skincare Hydrating Sunscreen Have the skin of a supple smooth grape, not of a wrinkled dried raisin!

What other sun care tips can you share with us?