A well-crafted skincare routine isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity. From healthy skin function to preventing skin issues, we delve into the reasons why everybody needs a considered and consistent skincare routine. Take note, we're on a journey to your best skin yet.
Why skincare is necessary
Chances are you've heard this already, but your skin is your body's largest organ and its primary defence against external aggressors. Here's why a skincare routine is essential for everybody:
Healthy skin function
The skin's barrier function is vital for maintaining healthy and resilient skin. It's a powerhouse that shields your body from harmful pollutants, bacteria and UV rays. A consistent skincare routine strengthens your skin's natural barrier, keeping it resilient and able to perform its vital functions. Look for skincare ingredients like ceramides, fatty acids, niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, peptides, antioxidants, glycerin and shea butter. We recommend Essence: Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramide Serum, here.
Preventing skin issues
As they say, the best cure is prevention. Common skin concerns like breakouts and acne, dryness and sensitivity can be prevented, or addressed, with a tailored skincare routine. Keep your skin clear, hydrated and healthy with the following ingredients and products:
Breakouts and acne: Look for salicylic acid, niacinamide (vitamin B3), gentle cleansers and oil-free moisturisers. All of our products that are suitable for breakouts of acne-prone skin, are here.
Dry skin: Embrace hyaluronic acid, ceramides and glycerin, but be sure to avoid harsh cleansers. All of our products that are suitable for dry or dehydrated skin, are here.
Sensitive skin: Look for calming ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile and calendula. Only exfoliate once per week and patch test all new products before adding them into your skincare routine. All of our products that are suitable for sensitive skin, are here.
Why skincare is beneficial
Maturing naturally is beautiful, and we talk about this a lot at RAWKANVAS. But if you'd prefer to slow down the maturing process, then a well-curated skincare routine can be one of your best weapons. By hydrating your skin, protecting it from sun damage, and incorporating anti-ageing ingredients, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Look for ingredients like retinoids (retinol), vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, peptides, niacinamide (vitamin B3), antioxidants, ceramides, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). We recommend The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion, here.
What better feeling is there, than feeling confident in your own skin? We believe that when we feel confident, it truly shows. A skincare routine can enhance your appearance and, in turn, boost your confidence and self-esteem. It's not just about vanity; it's about feeling comfortable and empowered to be you!
Ensures self-care time
Remember during COVID when we were all about self care!? What a time. But when and why did we let that slip? With the resumption of life as we knew it - alarm clocks, workouts, commutes, desk time, cooking, chores - self care is now more important than it ever was. A moment to unwind, take some deep breaths, and look after yourself is a moment that shouldn't be passed up. Your skincare routine isn't just about nourishing your skin, it's about nourishing your soul, slowing down, and giving yourself the attention you deserve.
When to start a skincare routine
A basic skincare routine can begin in your teenage years to establish good habits. And by basic we simply mean a cleanser, exfoliant, moisturiser and sunscreen. As you age, you can tailor your routine to address your evolving skincare needs. Regardless of your age, it's never too late to start caring for your skin.
Embrace the power of a skincare routine and you'll not only nurture happy, healthy skin, but also enhance your own wellbeing. Here's to your confidence, naturally.