Rebalance and Reclaim Beautiful Skin

Pevonia Botanica Organic Skincare Australia skin care tips moisturiseStill battling winter woes?

We’re halfway through winter and spring will be here very soon. Following our advice on treating your skin to a moisture surge, it’s time to rebalance and reclaim your skin’s lost glow.

We’ve listed down 5 skincare must-do’s that you’re not doing (yet). Emerge with beautiful skin this spring by following these tips:

  1. Dry brush. If you haven’t tried dry brushing before, you are missing a lot. Dry brushing not only helps shed dead skin cells, it also aids blood circulation by stimulating your nerve endings, thus helping you get rid of cellulite. It also helps your skin absorb more from  organic skincare products because it unclogs pores.
  2. Exfoliate often. The more frequent you do it, the better your skin gets. Why is that? When you exfoliate, you are increasing skin renewal at a healthy pace. So when it gets dull, exfoliating gives the dead skin cells a gentle lift (as compared to forcing them off like peeling).
  3. Moisturise. Moisturising is as important as never sleeping with your makeup on. In a country such as ours where weather could be extremely hot or extremely cold, our skin could only take so much. This isn’t just about being aesthetically beautiful. Healthy skin protects us from all kinds of diseases so we must make sure we’re geared at all times.
  4. Wrap it up. You know how salons wrap your body in plastic or bandage wrap after applying body moisturiser? Do can do it at home too. Wrapping your body (or a body part such as your leg) after applying moisturiser increases the heat at a level that opens your pores, thus absorbing your skincare cream better.
  5. And for the nth time, hydrate. Drinking plenty of water is the simplest and easiest way of maintaining healthy skin. Keeping your skin healthy comes easy when you are hydrated because your skin naturally changes without drastic effects.

Would you like to share with us your winter skin regime?
Comment below! You might just get featured.

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Pevonia Botanica Organic Skincare Australia skin care moisturiser

Prevent dry, rough hands this winter

Pevonia Botanica Organic Skincare Australia skin care Hands holding cup of tea coffee
It’s no secret hands are tough! Like our feet, the skin is thicker meaning hands can bounce back from the odd pan or curling iron burn, withstand household chemicals and be used day in day out for a myriad of activities with little discomfort to the skin. However just like our face and body we need to look after our hands to prevent them becoming dry, chapped, cracked and uncomfortable!

Not only are they useful little things but hands are one of the first places that betray your age! Yet another reason why we want to keep our hands supple and smooth all year round, not to mention mani’s look much more polished on a smoother, healthier hand.

Here are tips to care for your hands this Winter (and season after season)

  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! In the cooler months there is less moisture in the air and this strips our own skin of hydration. Keep a hand a cream on your desk, by your beside and in your hand bag. For an absolute hydrating pleasure try the Pevonia Myoxy Caviar Hand & Foot Cream. It applies like liquid silk and your hands with literally glow with a healthy radiance without a greasy finish. Caviar, Marine Collagen and Retinol blend to create the ultimate anti-aging formula. Decadence at its finest!
    Pevonia Youth Renew Myoxy Caviar Hand and Foot Cream
  2. Pat hands dry, don’t rough a towel over freshly washed hands. So you’re not stripping more moisture from hands after washing them, gently pat them dry and immediately follow with a hand cream.
  3. If you find the sensation of moisturiser on your hands simply too slippery try squeezing the cream onto the back of your hands and use the backs of the hands to rub the cream in. This way front of your hands stay free of moisturiser – although I do suggest you add a touch a moisturiser to care for this part of your hands too.
  4. Is repeatedly washing your hands in winter too harrowing? Keep a hand sanitiser on your desk so you can quickly pump this onto your hands before you eat lunch and keep hands clean while colds and flus are lurking about.
  5. Put your Exfoliator to multi-use! Do you notice after you scrub your face or body with a granular exfoliator, the front of your hands are silky smooth? That’s because as you are exfoliating your face and body, your hands are also benefiting from a nice little scrub. Every time you exfoliate your skin be sure to rub a small amount over both the front and back of the hands. You’ll notice how well your hand cream will soak in afterwards! Try the Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for face and then for hands! Jojoba beads gently lift dead skin cells and reveal a softer, more radiant complexion.
    Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
  6. Create a new routine to incorporate moisturising your hands. A good rule of thumb (yes, pun intended) is to moisturise hands just before bed time to let your hands soak in all the nourishing and hydrating properties overnight. Pevonia Multi-Active Hand Cream is fantastic to apply morning, night and 10 times in between!
    Pevonia Multi Active Hand Cream
  7. As tempting as it may be, water temperatures when washing your hands to luke warm. The hot water will dry out hands and only relieve cold, dry hands momentarily.

Remember if your hands feel dry, they are already too dry! Prevention is better than cure and you want to keep your hands soothe, supple and soft all year round.

by: Kanya K.

How to Pick the Right Serum for Your Skin

Winter is the time to up the ante with serums and concentrates. Between frosty mornings, wind, rain and heating systems, our skin is crying out for moisture and a little TLC. Serums and concentrates deliver just that in one easy step so you can achieve skin as luminous as the stunning Kate Bosworth…

Serums are generally designed for very specific skin concerns which means there are a lot out there and there’s not really a ‘one size fits all’ solution. This is great because it means the product is specifically designed to help ease your specific skin woes but it can also mean you are left a little overwhelmed when it comes to decision making time. To help you out on your road to serum satisfaction, we’re sorting the anti-ageing from the blemish-solution and more in this serum special edition…

Your Concern: Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Your Serum Solution: Age-Defying Marine Collagen Concentrate
Combining concentrated Marine Collagen and Jonquil Oil. This deeply hydrating concentrate nourishes your skin as fine lines and wrinkles are softened and elasticity restored.
When to use: In the evening massage around 7 drops in to clean skin before applying Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream

Your Concern: Loose, Sagging Skin
Your Serum Solution: Firming Marine Elastin Concentrate
A clever bio-microemulsified gel combines Firming Marine Elastin with Jasmine oil to deliver powerful repairing and tightening benefits.
When to use: In the evening massage 5-7 drops gently into clean skin before applying Firming Marine Elastin Cream

Your Concern: Enlarged Pores and Uneven Skin Texture
Your Serum Solution:  
Refining Marine D.N.A Concentrate
Refining Marine d.n.a. (deoxyribonucleic acid) blends with Gardenia oil to tighten dilated pores and smooth uneven skin texture.
When to use: In the evening massage 5-7 drops into clean skin before applying Firming Refining Marine D.N.A Cream

Your Concern: Dull, Uneven Skin Tone
Your Serum Solution:
Lightening Gel
If you, like so many of us, experience dullness during the colder months this will quickly become your must-have winter product. Combining Azelaic Acid, Arbutin, and Mulberry, this one minimizes sun and environmental damage, while counteracting skin irregularities.
When to use: Half an hour before bedtime, after thoroughly cleansing the skin, apply a small quantity on healthy hyperpigmented areas only (caution: only apply at night on healthy hyperpigmented spots). This gel should never be applied on irritated skin or on unhealthy, questionable hyperpigmentation. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane.

Your Concern: Blotchiness and Redness/Rosacea
Your Serum Solution:
RS2 Concentrate
A specific blend of Green Tea, Licorice, and Olibanum, strengthens capillaries, controls blotchiness, and effectively decongests.
When to use: Use morning and evening by applying 5 to 7 drops on clean skin all over your face and neck and massaging gently before applying RS2 Care Cream.

Your Concern: Blemishes and Irritability
Your Serum Solution:
Soothing Propolis Concentrate
A high concentration of Propolis from the Jura Mountains of France combines with lavender to decongest, alleviate microcirculation problems, provide antibacterial protection and strengthen fragile skin.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, apply 5 to 7 drops morning or evening. Can be used on its own or prior to any Pevonia Cream.

Your Concern: Photo-Damage and Dullness
Your Serum Solution: C Complexe
Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid work together to hydrate, correct photo-damage, and drench your skin with repairing antioxidants for a revitalized, youthful appearance.
When to use: In the evening by applying 5 to 7 drops all over your face and neck. Massage gently until absorbed.

Your Concern: Dry Skin
Your Serum Solution: Vitaminic Concentrate
Naturally aromatic, it combats excessive dryness, dehydration, and premature aging. Radically effective, it combines Mandarin Essential oil with vitamins A and E for anti-oxidant action and a more even skin tone.
When to use: In the evening, after cleansing and toning, apply 3 to 5 drops of this oil all over your face and neck avoiding the eye area. Massage gently. For best results, use in conjunction with the Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream.

Your Concern: All Signs of Ageing/Wrinkles
Your Serum Solution:
Timeless Repair Serum
This proven-effective Timeless Repair Serum contains a high concentration of Caviar and Escutox to immediately soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Improves your skin’s texture and elasticity.
When to use: Morning and evening by applying 5 to 7 drops on clean skin all over your face and neck. Massage gently until absorbed. Best results when used before Timeless Repair Cream.