What to Eat for Glowing Skin this Spring


Clear and healthy skin starts from within. Eating healthy not only contributes to weight loss, it also does wonders for your complexion. So why not boost your beauty regimen with skin-enhancing nourishments?

What promotes healthy skin? A clean, nutrient-rich diet that’s also anti-inflammatory. Anti-inflammatory foods include fruits and vegetables as well as healthy fats like those found in avocados and olive oil and nuts, and polyunsaturated omega-3s from walnuts, flaxseed, salmon, and sardines. An anti-inflammatory approach is also about balance: more whole, real foods and less pro-inflammatory, highly processed foods and ingredients like excess sugar, refined carbohydrate grains, and too much saturated fat from meats and other foods.

Above all, veggies and fruits play a starring role in a skin-friendly diet. Like other plant foods, fruits and veggies contain many vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin—including vitamin A, vitamin C, and others, along with literally thousands of phytonutrients, many of which play a role in keeping skin healthy, elastic, and youthful.

Here are five key nutrients I recommend to get a brighter glow, beat blemishes, and keep your skin supple and smooth:

1. Carotenoids for a sun-kissed glow

Orange fruits and vegetables get their bright hue from phytonutrients called carotenoids, including alpha- and beta-carotene. When you eat these foods regularly, research finds, they can quite literally give dull complexions a boost, resulting in a brighter, sun-kissed glow without the UV-exposure.

There’s also evidence that foods rich in carotenoids can help protect against sunburn by increasing the skin’s defenses, providing a natural SPF. However, researchers caution that it’s not as effective as sunscreen, so you should still be sure to use safe sun-exposure strategies.

What to eat:

  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Tomatoes
  • Mangos
  • Kale
  • Spinach

2. Vitamin C for collagen

Vitamin C plays a key role in collagen formation and has been shown to have positive effects for those with aging skin and hyperpigmentation.

The vitamin, which doubles as an antioxidant, also offers some photoprotective defense against the sun and has some antioxidant actions in the skin. Plus, research suggests that antioxidants, including vitamin C, could play a role in helping to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

What to eat:

  • Kiwifruit
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Yellow bell peppers
  • Broccoli

3. Healthy fats for moisture and skin elasticity

Healthy oils are essential to the production of the skin’s natural oil barrier and help maintain moisture and elasticity in the skin. In fact, every single cell in the body is made up with a fat-containing cellular layer that helps define and protect the cell. The cell lining actually reflects the type of fats we eat, and the very same fats that have been shown to be heart-healthy have been shown to be skin-healthy, too!

Mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to be anti-inflammatory in nature and, like carotenoids and vitamin C, omega-3s have been shown to play a role in slowing aging of the skin. Plus, higher intakes of monounsaturated fats, like those found in avocados and olive oil, have been linked to increased skin elasticity. Omega-3s have also shown promise in helping defend against overexposure to UV rays.

What to eat:

  • Avocados
  • Olive oil
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Walnuts

4. Protein for overall skin health

Protein helps in the formation of all tissues in the body including your skin, as well as in the creation of enzymes and hormones. And many proteins offer additional benefits to the skin. Eggs, for example, also contain lutein in their yolks, which is a carotenoid that’s important for forming and preserving healthy skin.

What to eat:

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Beans
  • Simple protein powders like egg, sprouted brown rice, and pea protein

5. Healthy drinks for hydration

Hydration is key! In fact, water is arguably the most important “nutrient” for all body functions and notably helps with all aspects of skin health, including moisture, elasticity, flexibility, and tone.

Plain or bubbly water, green tea, low-sodium vegetable juices and broths, soups, and low-fat or fat-free milk are strong players in a hydrating and skin-boosting diet. You can get upward of 20 percent of your water needs met through foods, too, by eating fruits and veggies.

A recent review also showed that green tea, among its other associated health benefits, was protective against UV exposure and helped reduce the risk of skin cancer growth.

At the same time, remember to steer clear of high-sugar beverages like sodas and sugar-sweetened juice “drinks” that can promote inflammation. Enjoying low-sugar, thirst-quenching beverages helps hydrate both your skin and body.

What to drink:

  • Water, flat or sparkling
  • Green tea
  • Low-sodium vegetable juices and broths

Original Source: @PopSugarBeauty


Ingredients to Look For in Your Winter Skin Care, According to the Experts


Dry. Flaky. Itchy. If low temperatures, high winds, and early, dreary nights weren’t enough to give you the Winter blues, rough (and we mean rough) skin conditions can certainly seal the deal. The good news is that there are easy things you can do to avoid, or at least improve upon, your typical cold-weather beauty woes.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is an amazing ingredient that has the capacity to hold impressive amounts of moisture and deliver it to skin without over-hydrating. It also gives skin a plump, more youthful appearance!


“Humectants are ingredients that hold water onto and within the skin. Opposite of desiccants (which remove water from something, like salt), these molecules are hydrophilic, meaning they love water and attract water from around them. Among them are hyaluronic acid, urea, and glycerin. Many botanicals and oils can also have humectant properties, with the added benefit of improving skin barrier function, as well.” — Carl Thornfeldt, MD


“In Winter, skin tends to be more dry and damaged (and therefore more open to environmental insults and inflammation), so it’s important to look for soothing ingredients that help reduce skin sensitivity and irritation. Among the most proven is colloidal oatmeal, an active ingredient that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, provides hydration, and can help normalize the pH of the skin.” — Thornfeldt

Naturally based Silicones

“In Winter months, you’ll want to look for smoothing ingredients that reduce skin roughness and conform to the skin contours, filling in fractures and fissures. Silicones are among the most active and have a semiocclusive effect. They remain on the surface of the skin, forming a permeable barrier. Among them are dimethicone and polysiloxanes, which have conditioning properties and are safe to use on the skin.” — Thornfeldt


“It’s no secret that Winter can be drying. Trade your lotion in for a cream (they’re typically designed for more heavy-duty moisture restoration and are more occlusive in nature to lock in moisture) and keep it next to your sinks so you can reapply after washing hands. Wear white cotton gloves over a lipid-rich hand cream while you sleep to help restore the skin barrier and give over-washed hands a rest.” — Sherry Ingraham, MD


“Replacing lipids washed away after bathing or washing your face is critical to restore the skin barrier, especially in Winter, so look for products that contain lipids, such as ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acid.” — Ingraham

Source: PopSugar Beauty

Make 2017 your best skin year yet!


Better skin in 2017 is possible! Read on for tips.

#1 It’s pretty well known that people are often allergic to scents, so your best bet is to choose fragrance-free products or products that are naturally based, like Pevonia offers.  Our advice? Test a new formula on a spot, rather than your whole face. If you have sensitive skin, you should also choose fragrance-free detergent and soaps to be extra careful! Anything that touches your skin can cause an outbreak or allergy.

#2 Do not scrub too hard when exfoliating — you don’t need to! If you have sensitive skin, you need a protective barrier between your epidermis and the environment. Stripping your face of that layer will leave you vulnerable to rashes and other issues. Just sayin’.

#3 Eat your way to clear skin. Your skin is technically your largest organ, so if you’re eating something that is making it inflamed, it will show via acne, redness, or other irritations. Following a clean, balanced diet (like this one!) can change everything from your face’s texture to the appearance (or disappearance) of fine lines and pimples.

#4 Sleep on a silk pillowcase. Not only will it make your blow-dry last longer, but it also helps reduce the chance of forming wrinkles. Since your face is less smushed and roughed up by a scratchy pillowcase, everything stays smoother for those hours of slumber.



Source: PopSugar Beauty

How To Survive the Holidays While Still Looking Fabulous


Don’t let stress, calories, or a lack of sleep steal your party-fabulous look this season.

In fact, the holidays—a time when you want to be looking your party best—can be a potential minefield of beauty hazards. Here are some unfortunate things that might steal your radiance this season, and what you can do to stop them. Let’s begin!

Weight gain

The holidays can seem like an endless parade of cookies, pies, special drinks, and traditional desserts. But a few smart moves can help you avoid holiday weight gain.

For example, choose hot cocoa over creamy eggnog. Watch out for finger foods at parties, have a light breakfast and lunch so you can enjoy all the holiday fare at dinner, and aim to fit in some exercise each day, even if it’s just a brisk walk around the block. A little cardio goes a long way!

Stressed out skin

Stress can lead to skin issues like acne and psoriasis flares, as well as hair loss. Just as hair color fades in the winter, so does your complexion. Chilly conditions cause dry skin, and that sun-kissed glow has long since left your face. Bring life back to your appearance just in time for out-of-town guests to arrive (and office parties to begin). Book your appointment today. we’ve got everything you need to get your glow back for the holiday soiree! Plus, we offer limited-time promotions — so take advantage today!

What you can do at home: Give your winter skin a wake-up by using a daily exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells and invest in an age-defying color corrector from Pevonia for a more even skin tone. You can also try a tinted moisturizer with SPF.

Sore feet

Even if you’re mostly an Internet shopper, it’s hard to avoid spending lots of time on your feet during the holiday season. Whether you’re shopping or party-going, wearing the wrong shoes can cause painful swelling, blisters, and calluses.

Relax sore muscles by coming in for a reflexology massage.  Still need relief? Think about enhancing your foot massage with an exfoliating foot mask. Just trust us on this one.

Bring on Fall – Seasonal Skin Care Tips

Follow these fall skin care tips for fabulous, healthy skin this season.
Switch from creams to serums. 
Whether you’re a beauty buff or not, you’ve probably noticed that natural skincare is having a major moment. From plant-based products and other natural alternatives, there’s no arguing that a lot of today’s beauty trends stem from nature. So it should come as no surprise that facial serums, which are must-haves for your winter skincare regimen, turn to plant-based ingredients to boost their benefits for your skin.
Serums are a miracle product when it comes to anti-aging. And at Skincare by Pevonia, we have many to choose from depending on your skin care concerns. Serums hydrate and penetrate more deeply, which is why we recommend adding one to your fall and winter skin care regimen.
Protect your lips.
As the air starts to lose its moisture, our skin, hands and lips follow suit. Sure, you should restock your desk, purse and bedroom with Chapstick. But to score truly gorgeous, soft, touch-me lips, you need Pevonia’s LipRenew™ Plump & De-Age Treatment. Featuring a unique anti-aging blend of Argan and Comfrey Stem Cells and other contouring and de-aging natural ingredients, you’ll notice a reduction in dimply, uneven skin and a more youthful, smoother appearance!
Invest in a good-quality hand cream.

Pevonia’s Multi-Active Hand Cream is the perfect daily hand renewal and hydrating moisturize, as it  works to repair, hydrate and smooth callouses found on hands.  Also It provides excellent protection against cold weather, and works well for those who do frequent hand-washing.

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen.  
You absolutely need sun protection during the winter. The sun’s harmful rays are just as strong and damaging despite what your thermometer says — particularly the UVA rays which are responsible for aging skin. UVA radiation reaches deeper into the skin and contributes to wrinkles and skin cancer risk.
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Get Thicker, Fuller Brows with Microblading

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Microblading has taken the world by storm. It’s a new technique coveted by hundreds — if not thousands — of people who have sparse brows. Seriously, if you look up the hashtag on Instagram you’ll find over 839,000 posts! The trend is quickly spreading.

At Skincare by Pevonia, we’re all about searching for the latest trends in the beauty industry. So it’s no surprise we’ve been researching the microblading technique and we’re happy to say we now offer it at our spa!

So what is it?

Microblading is a hair stroke technique done by a certified technician with an an innovative approach that allows the technician to draw thin 3D hair strokes about 1 mm under the skin’s surface using a specially designed tool and all-natural pigment (no machines).  Unlike eyebrow extensions that require maintenance and touchup, microblading is very low maintenance. After healing, you can rub them and enjoy swimming. No special care is required, except for a brief touch-up maybe once per year. The best part about the technique is that there is no down time. Your new set of brows will be ready for a selfie immediately after the process. The long-term healing process can take anywhere from 20-30 days.

Does it hurt?

To minimize discomfort, the technician performing the service will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure the process is as painless as possible.

How long does it take? Microblading can take anywhere from two to three hours. Due to the precision of the service, this is not something you want to speed through. Just trust us on this one.

Who is it for?

Anyone (male or female) who’s looking for thicker, fuller, more defined brows. 

So are you ready to wake up with perfect brows? Give us a call on 305-662-2083 today! We’ll have you ready for your selfie in no time.

Do monthly facials really help your skin?


Why is a once-a-month  facial good for you? 

Coming in monthly allows you to set aside some much-needed time for self-care, refresh your environmentally-ravaged skin and use your aesthetician as a sounding board for any concerns or questions you might have. Seriously. You should feel very comfortable asking your aesthetician for skin care advice. After all, he or she is there to help you! 

 Skincare by Pevonia, with its no-frills treatment rooms, busy women-approved options (you can be in and out in 60 minutes, sometimes less), and facials starting at $70, makes it even easier to justify turning what we commonly think of as a luxury into something a bit more routine.

In between facials, it’s important to maintain your glow by stocking up on healthy herbs, avoiding these skin-sabotaging foods , and trying your best to chill—stress is a serious complexion bummer. Oh, and if you insist on doing extractions at home, just don’t. 

Enjoy Running Outdoors? Read this first!


We love getting out to run and exercise in the sun; outdoor workouts are one of the best parts of summer! That said, it’s important to keep an eye on the weather and make sure you’re staying safe and healthy.

Here’s the rule: Don’t run if it’s over 90 degrees or if the humidity is high. Why? Because running with humidity affects your heart rate. In a bad way.

Put it this way: A woman running — in her 30s — during a 60 degree day with 30 percent humidity . . . her heart beat will be around 145 beats per minute.” That’s a healthy and safe rate. However, once things get hotter and more humid, that changes. “If the temperature is 90 degrees with a humidity of 70 percent, then her heart rate will increase and will become 165 beats per minute. The problem is that a heart rate of 165 can increase dangerous side effects.

Besides, running in cooler weather is so much easier — and more comfortable — for more than just your muscles. So either run very early in the morning or later in the day (we  suggest after the sun has set).

Another reason not to run outdoors when it’s so hard out?

Your skin! Stop for a second and think about everything you do (and purchase) in order to make your skin appear like the inner glowing goddess you truly are. Now imagine dumping all those healthy skin care products in the trash. That’s basically what you should do if you decide to step outside (especially without sunscreen). Take care of your skin – it’s the only layer of protection you have!


No Makeup? No Problem! Here’s how to Look Great this Summer without it!


Imagine a world where your summer beauty routine actually requires no makeup. Don’t think it’s possible? Well, it is!

The secret? Eyelash extensions. If an eyelash curler and a swipe of mascara are known for opening your eyes and making you look more awake, lash extensions give the appearance of eight hours of sleep, a balanced diet and an imperceptible face lift. Lasting up to three weeks, they’re a great alternative to mascara in the hot summer months—one less thing you have to worry about. Better yet, you can wear them in the ocean without accidentally emerging with a black stream of makeup running down your cheeks.

If you’re thinking about trying lash extensions, our advice is to start small and apply medium or short eyelashes.  These can totally reshape your eyes, by widening them, and also giving you the “bright-eyed” look. Something totally impossible to achieve without mascara or eyeliner.

So what are you waiting for?

Book your appointment now at Skincare by Pevonia! Call us on 305-662-2083 today!