Get that Glow – Ways to Brighten the Complexion
Ask anyone what their perfect complexion would be, and the words bright and glow will feature time and time again. Bright skin not only looks healthy, but gives a youthful, hydrated appearance and it’s simple to achieve. Follow Pevonia’s guide to brightening your skin in 6 simple steps…
It starts within
Avoid dehydration by lowering your consumption of Alcohol. This dulls the skin and can cause facial flushing as it increases the blood flow to the skin’s surface. Over time this can result in permanent red patches on the face and neck. Do enjoy the odd glass of fizz, just make sure you sip water alongside your chosen tipple and keep it to a minimum.
When it comes to food, don’t be afraid of fatty acids. These are highly important for that clear, bright complexion we want to achieve. Foods such as fish, nuts and pulses have them in abundance and it’s these fatty acids which boost collagen and cell production. Another thing to look for when addressing our diet is antioxidant rich foods. These naturally fight inflammation in the skin and free radical damage, caused by the sun, pollution and lifestyle choices. Tomatoes and dark chocolate are two foods which are easily found in supermarkets and have a whole host of benefits such as extra sun protection, however always wear an SPF.
None of us want to waste our skincare products, however you will do if you don’t exfoliate. You cannot moisturise dead skin away. If you exfoliate on a regular basis, you are consistently sloughing off the dead skin and allowing new and plump skin cells to come to the surface of your skin, which is a crucial step to achieving a brighter complexion.
Exfoliation is key to a brighter complexion and you can exfoliate many different ways. You can gently exfoliate with a washcloth, use an exfoliating cleanser or scrub, or go even deeper with microdermabrasion treatments or a skin cleansing brush. You need to remember to exfoliate both your face and the skin on your body regularly which means at least once a week. One to try is Pevonia’s best-selling Enzymo-Sphérides Cream. This little gem of a product contains Pineapple and Papaya enzymes which when worked into the skin with warm water, digests all impurities, sebum, toxins, blackheads, and dead skin cells. Skin is rendered silky-smooth, and bright.
Vitamin C is a wonderful antioxidant that fights off the signs of ageing, is crucial to the production of collagen and is a known skin-brightening agent. Applied topically, skin will look less dull and brighter. A product to try is the C Complexe with Oxyzomes from Pevonia. It’s an intensive serum which encapsulates Oxyzomes, delivering vitamin C to the skin directly. The “C” Complexe with Oxyzomes reduces the appearance of wrinkles, while rejuvenating the entire complexion and promoting better elasticity.
Natural looking skin always looks best. However, there are times when we need to enhance our complexion. Try to use mineral makeup as it does not clog up the pores and is light on the skins surface. Many contain an SPF, which is even better for the skin.
One to consider, which is also a treatment is Pevonia’s YouthRenew™ Tinted Cream SPF 30. This is a 5-in-1 daily defence cream, which is lightweight and contains lemon, and cucumber extracts for immediate skin brightening and optimum luminosity. It also contains a broad spectrum SPF 30 which protects from UVA/UVB rays. Also delivering an anti-aging effect, YouthRenew™ Tinted Cream SPF 30 is rich in Collagen, Vitamin C, and Green Olive Extracts to conceal while repairing lines and wrinkles. A subtle natural tint reduces the appearance of enlarged pores for an effortless, flawless look.
Cleansing is very important, we all know that. But please don’t forget to moisturise afterwards. We need to care for the clean delicate skin exposed from cleansing and exfoliating and need to protect it from drying out. Plus, this is where we can get those wonderful anti-ageing ingredients such as collagen into the skin, and that important SPF.
Don’t forget to use your moisturiser morning and night and if you are someone who needs a simple routine to help you not forget, use a cream which is both a day and bight cream. The lumafirm™ Repair Cream from Pevonia is formulated with a select collection of the latest high-tech cosmetic ingredients with the most advanced manufacturing and delivery systems, lumafirm™ Repair Cream truly embodies the essence of its name with a trilogy of performance: repair, lift, and glow.