RAWKANVAS SKIN SCHOOL

How to nail your summer skincare routine

It's summer! And with it comes carefree beach days, bulk sunshine, wavy hair and bronzed-up skin. But the hot temperatures can also bring with it more sweat (trapping the likes of makeup, dirt and oil in our pores) and dehydration too - so of course like any season, summer is a good time to rethink your routine. And the good news is, less is more!

So check out our simple tips and our summer skincare routine that'll keep you carefree, confident and protected all summer long. Get out there and enjoy yourself!

Do More With Less: Multipurpose Serums

When it comes to keeping a good (and consistent) skincare routine, there's a few things that we know for sure! One, less is more. Two, time is important. And three, skincare is an investment. And it's for all these reasons, that it's great to get multipurpose products into your routine - they replace multiple products, they save you time, and, they save you money (yay!). Not to mention, they deliver results.

So, let's introduce you to our brand-spanking-new multipurpose serums, Essence and Vibrance, shall we?!

Skin cycling for beginners

"Skin cycling". It's approved by leading skin experts and dermatologists, so you just know it's going to be good! But what is it exactly? It's simple. Skin cycling is a night-time routine that focusses on using specific active ingredients, on certain days. For example, active ingredients are used for two nights in a row, followed by two nights of recovery, and then repeating the routine as a consistent cycle.

It's a great way to ensure you're kicking your skin goals and keeping your skin barrier in-tact, rather than over-burdening your skin with actives (which can cause more harm than good!). Here's what skin cycling would look like, using RAWKANVAS products.

Facial redness and irritation? What to do
Does your skin feel irritated, itchy, and inflamed? Don’t worry – this type of concern comes up a lot. So, we thought we’d bring up the topic again and share some easy tips to help!
Hydration vs Moisture – What’s the difference and what do I need?
…but aren’t they the same?! We get it, the world of skincare can be an absolute rabbit hole, so let’s give you the run down on hydration vs moisture and what you may need for you skin, without all of the confusion!
You know those people with effortlessly great skin? Here’s their habits
Have you ever looked at someone and thought wow what incredible skin?! Same here! So, genetics aside, we decided to delve into the habits of people with great skin and we’re sharing them with you...
Premature signs of ageing? Here’s what to do
For some of us, the thought and signs of ageing skin can be a not-so-desired part of getting older, and while ageing is a fact of nature, if you’d prefer to hold onto that youthful plumpness and glow a little longer... there’s some simple (and not so obvious) steps you can take!
How to deal with the ‘not-so-great’ skin days

Let’s face it, we all have those ‘off’ days, the ‘not-so-great’ skin days, where we aren’t feeling as confident as we would like in our skin.  

But what does ‘off’ skin mean to you? For some of us it’s redness, for others it’s breakouts, dryness, dullness, a reaction, a flare up of an existing skin condition... the list goes on. Whatever your definition of ‘off’ skin is, remember that it is totally NORMAL to experience ‘off’ days.

So how do you deal with the not-so-great days and get your skin back on track? We’ve got a few quick tips for you!

How To Improve Your Gut Health: Because a healthy gut equals healthy skin
Searching for that effortless radiant glow? (Us too!). Supporting your body by building a healthy gut is one of the BEST ways to boost natural radiance and get your skin glowing from the inside out. It all comes down to the gut-skin connection. And we’re going to delve right into the topic for you!
How clay works to clean even the deepest of blemishes

Ahhh! There’s nothing quite like kicking back with a clay mask, glass of wine and a good book – it's the ultimate in #selfcare and it’s a look we see all over social media. But have we ever stopped to wonder how clay actually works to clean up our skin? Look, we’re glad you ‘asked’! Ok we brought it up. But it’s just because we’d love to tell you how clay can work practical wonders for your skin.  

So if your skin is prone to blackheads, congested pores, excess oil, breakouts or even a build-up of rough and bumpy texture – then this one’s for you! (And let’s face it, that covers pretty much all of us).

How to change up your skincare routine this spring

There’s nothing quite like the warm change in the air that comes with spring. We clean out our closets, swap hearty meals for lighter foods, peel off the extra layers of clothing and ditch our makeup in favour of days frolicking carefree in the sunshine. So it’s time to hit pause on the slugging, wake up our skin from the winter hibernation, and change up our skincare routine too!  

Check out our simple skincare tips to feel more comfortable, liberated and confident this spring. 

Breakout-prone or sensitised skin? Try this simple routine
If you’re experiencing breakout-prone skin, chances are your skin is sensitised. And you’re not alone! We’re going to share with you an easy routine to manage your sensitised skin, so you can be on your way to soothed, happier and healthier skin!
Your holistic guide to glowing, healthy skin

When it comes to skin goals, glowing skin and healthy skin top most lists. Who wouldn’t want sun kissed, youthful and radiant-looking skin all year round? Or even-toned and blemish-free skin? Yep... radiant, even and blemish-free... it’s what we hear the most. And you can get it. You can get it easily! Just take a little more of a holistic approach to your skincare routine, and you can be well on your way. Discover how.

How to boost collagen and elasticity in your skin
Ever read the words ‘increases collagen and elastin production’ on a product description and found yourself wondering what on earth that actually means? You wouldn’t be alone! We break down all things collagen, elastin and skin elasticity for your plumpest, bounciest skin!
Caring for your skin while you’re under the weather

Along with the winter season and cold weather, the onset of colds, flus and other bugs begin to wreak havoc on your mind, body and skin too. Because when you’re under the weather, often the last thing on your mind is your skincare routine. And because being sick is super stressful on your body, it shows up on your skin – skin dryness and dehydration, dull-looking skin, puffy eyes, chapped nostrils and lips... you know how it goes! 

So here's our low maintenance tips to keep up your skincare routine, even when you're feeling dreadful.

Why the skin microbiome is key to healthy, happy skin

Balance. The key to almost everything in life, including the human body. We all know by now that a balanced gut is a healthy gut. And a healthy gut assists with everything from immunity function, inflammation and even our mental health. Just like the gut, our skin has its own microbiome which requires balance too. 

Let’s get to know our skin’s microbiome and why it’s key to healthier, happier skin. 

Why less is more when it comes to skincare
Sometimes in life, less really is more. And this can hold true with your skincare routine. While a 10-step skincare routine sounds all well and good – is it necessary for your skin goals? Or can you achieve the results you’re after with just a few key products? We think so, and it’s called skin minimalism. Discover how to achieve your skin goals without the fuss!
Skincare ingredients that are worth their hype

With so many products, promises and trending ingredients on the market, it’s hard to figure out what’s actually worth your time and investment. Not to mention analysis paralysis (it’s a real thing!)… When you don’t know where to start or what to choose it can really affect your skincare journey – so we’d like to help! 

Here are the tried, tested and scientifically proven natural skincare ingredients that are worth their hype!

Dry vs dehydration skin: What’s the difference?

Dry skin and dehydrated skin are often confused as being the same thing. And if you thought they were the same – no one would blame you! But alas, they’re completely different. One is a skin type and one is a skin concern. But how can you tell whether your skin is dry or dehydrated? Discover the common signs and care tips with us.

 

Your Sunday Reset Routine

How’s life feeling? If it’s busy, we’re with you! That’s why we LOVE a Sunday reset routine. A chance for me time, to start the week feeling mentally, emotionally and physically refreshed. Really the aim of the Sunday reset wellness trend is to spend a day doing everything that will make you feel relaxed and confident to step into the coming week. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, catch up on sleep, indulge in self-care and check in on yourself. 

So, if life is feeling busy and you’re experiencing the dreaded Sunday anxiety – then this one is for you! Spark inspiration to create your own heavenly Sunday, with our own Sunday reset routine. 

How to prep your skin for flawless makeup

Say goodbye to the likes of blotchy, smudged, creased or worse yet... separated makeup, by prepping your skin the right way. We're sharing our very own step-by-step routine to prep and prime for that perfect, flawless makeup finish.