Pevonia Guest Post: Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine!

Friday 19 September 2014

Hi beauties,

Today I'm bringing you a special post that I wrote for the Pevonia blog (you can read their blog here). 

I hope that you enjoy reading it! 


Spring clothes have started to enter your local Westfield stores and you know what that means....

Exposed arms and legs!

I'm not sure about you, but this strikes fear in me. Over winter, I've been a bit lazy with body beauty related tasks. In summer I use an exfoliating glove, a body wash and a body moisturiser every day. But in winter I'm too busy enjoying the warm water that I seem to skip most of these steps… because who wants to be standing in the cold applying moisturiser head to toe!

With the warmer weather just around the corner, I'm forced to take drastic action. 

Step 1: Shed my scaly skin

The best way to get smooth skin is by either using an exfoliating product or exfoliating glove/dry body brush. I prefer to use a glove as it's cheap, easy to use and I can clean it easily.

Otherwise I love grainy exfoliators, especially for the soles of my feet. 

Step 2: Put The Moisture Back Into It

Oils are great for moisturising your skin, especially when you apply it to damp (not wet) skin. Until recently, I was put off by oils. Back 10 years ago when I first heard about body oils, they were heavy, sticky and took ages to dry. But now body oils aren't heavy or sticky. A lot of brands also have them in a spray formula which makes them not only feel lighter on the skin but it also makes it much more fuss free. 

I've recently been using the Pevonia “Dry Oil Body Moisturiser” and have been so impressed. Because it's in a spray bottle, I can target places where I need more moisture (like my chest, arms and legs).

It's a light moisturiser that doesn't leave my skin oily or greasy. If you're wanting to give the illusion of skinnier legs, apply a little bit extra down the middle of your legs. It's the body version of highlighting powder!

I also love to apply this onto my feet and then wear my socks to bed. I wake up with smooth, soft and silky feet.

It does have a soft scent. It's not too over powering so I can still wear my perfume. It contains Aloe Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Chamomile and Lavender Oil. It both moisturises and calms my skin.

Step 3: Disguise My Imperfections

There are a few ways you can do this. One of my least favourite body parts are my arms. I suffer from Keratosis Pilaris, otherwise known as "chicken skin." It means that my arms have small bumps on them, as well as the area being pinky/red. 

They're inflammed clogged pores and sadly there's no cure. But there are ways of reducing and hiding them. Exfoliating is the best way. Using a body wash or lotion that contains AHAs or BHAs helps to gentle exfoliate the skin. If your facial cleanser contains salicylic acid in it, you can also use this on your arms. Pevonia have their “Preserve Body Moisturiser” which contains AHAs, which can be applied to the arms. 

When it comes to exfoliating the area, always be gentle. You can't "scrub it away." 

I also find that tanning my skin helps to both reduce the redness of the area as well as hiding them. 

Step 4: Wear your outfit!

With the 3 steps above, you'll be ready for your favourite summer dress, sandals or strapless top!

Amy, XO

*I was kindly sent the Pevonia Moisturiser for this post. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. See my disclosure policy here.
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