THE SKIN SERIES

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.
How to keep your skin hydrated and happy this winter

Is your skin feeling extra thirsty now that winter has hit?! Ours too. As the cold sets in, dry air, unruly winds and exposure to indoor heaters all suck the moisture from your skin and strip it of its essential oils too (these are needed for a healthy skin barrier function). Adding to the uncomfortable feeling of dry skin, this can also lead to facial redness, skin sensitivities and irritation too.

But winter doesn’t need to be synonymous with dry skin. Let’s winter-proof your skin to keep it happy and healthy with our guide of hydrating and moisturising ingredients!

Maturing skin? The 3 ingredients you'll love!
Let's talk maturing skin. While it's both inevitable and beautiful, it's pretty common to wish away some fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and dullness (the hallmarks of maturing skin) for smoother, plumper and brighter days instead. So if this sounds like you, we've got the top three ingredients you need to reduce the signs of maturing.
Why you need to start your skincare routine with oil cleansing
The first step in any good skincare routine, is cleansing. A good cleanse not only removes the likes of makeup, SPF, sebum, pollution, sweat and daily dirt, but also assists to combat breakouts while preparing your skin to effectively absorb the next products in your routine. Super important! But have you tried an OIL cleanser?! Discover why THIS is going to give you your best clean yet.
Laura Henshaw’s top skincare picks for confidence
She literally created the app on health and wellness, so it’s no wonder why Laura Henshaw has a love for self-care, and a confidence-infused beauty philosophy. Let’s see just what Laura does to inspire such unapologetic confidence, shall we?! Discover her top RAWKANVAS skincare picks and routine. 
Your guide to creating an at-home skincare salon experience

Who doesn't love a good skin pampering appointment filled with high-quality products, beautiful scents and the cool sensation of skincare gliding onto your skin?! But what happens when you can't get to the salon?

Experience your own salon-quality appointment at home with RAWKANVAS natural and aromatic skincare.

AHA and BHA exfoliating skincare acids explained
The most common way to exfoliate away dead skin cells is through physical scrubs. But there is another way, and it doesn’t involve the physical labour. In fact, this highly effective way of exfoliating leaves behind the gritty scrubs and instead uses chemical acids to decongest and renew your skin. Get to know all things chemical exfoliation with AHAs and BHAs.
Celebrate Mother's Day with these top skincare picks

Mother’s Day is coming up – and it’s the perfect time to pamper that leading lady (or Mother figure) in your life! If she’s as obsessed with skincare as you are, then we have our top picks ready to make your gifting easy. 

So, let’s brighten her day as well as her complexion, shall we?!

The best ingredients for skincare cocktailing
Some skincare lovers prefer a more minimalist approach, while others max out their bathroom storage with numerous bottles of goodness and an extensive skincare layering routine. No matter your fancy – both approaches can benefit from skincare cocktailing. The minimalists will get more bang for their buck, and the layering lovers can cut time... all the while achieving great results! Discover our top ingredient duos
6 ways to reduce facial redness and irritation
Facial redness can be seriously frustrating. While glass skin sounds all well and good, the majority of us experience facial redness at some point in our lives. Whether it’s a short-lived flush or it sets up camp for a little longer, redness and irritation can be attributed to a number of things and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ remedy for the issue. However, treating your symptoms accordingly is a great place to start. We've got 6 tips to get you on your way.
The perks of a vitamin C and retinol duo
We all love a good skincare ingredient duo – when the perks of one ingredient is increased with the company of another. So, when vitamin C, hailed for its skin brightening effects, and retinol, celebrated for its skin renewing benefits, are paired together – what's not to love?! Get to know this super-duo ingredient combination, so you can be on your way to your best skin yet.
The trick to banishing blackheads
Blackheads, *sigh*. Arguably the most stubborn of breakouts to banish, they’ve taken up rank in our life challenges list. And we’d really like to cross them off. So, for all you squeezers and pore-strip users out there, we’re going to jump into the three safest ways to treat blackheads and help prevent their unwelcome return (all while minimising possible skin damage and scarring from squeezing, tools and whatever else you can get your hands on!).
Can you become immune to your skincare?

POV: It’s love at first application – that new serum or moisturiser that has you looking and feeling like never before! You decide it’s a keeper... your new holy grail, so you include it religiously in your routine. But then... you lose that feeling of change as you use your product more and more... ‘Is it all in my head?’, you wonder. ‘Has my skin built up a tolerance to the product?’ 

The short answer is yes and no – but the yes isn’t typical for your everyday skincare. Let us explain...

How long it takes your skincare to absorb

So you've just finished your night-time skincare routine and you’ve jumped straight into bed, only to realise, all that skincare has probably rubbed right off onto your pillow. Which brings us to the question: How long does it really take skincare to absorb

Because once you've invested in yourself, skincare products and a solid routine, the last thing you want to do is lose any of that investment! So we explore skincare layering and how long to allow your products to absorb, so you can get the most out of your skincare.

Your guide to Autumn skincare

And somehow, it’s Autumn already. Yes, that cooler change in the air signifies time to switch up your skincare routine yet again. Because the change in seasons can leave your skin breaking out, looking dull, feeling tight and dry... So now, it’s all about nourishing and protecting your skin.  

Just like switching up your seasonal wardrobe, it’s time to dust off some of that skincare and sit it front and centre in your beauty bar!

What's the difference between sensitive and sensitised skin?
Did you know that there’s a difference between sensitive and sensitised skin? While the symptoms are essentially the same (redness, dehydration, breakouts), sensitive skin and sensitised skin describe two different skin conditions. Put simply, sensitive skin is classed as a skin type whereas sensitised skin is usually caused by your environment or lifestyle. So, when it comes to treating your skin sensitivities, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with first! Let’s get into the nitty gritty. 
Avoid these ingredients if you have sensitive or sensitised skin
Having sensitive skin doesn’t have to make your skincare journey any more of a struggle – you just have to best-friend your skin and know exactly what it doesn’t like! Discover our list of most common ingredients to avoid so you can be on your way to your most confident skin yet.
Blackheads, whiteheads, milia, filaments and pimples; How to spot the difference and treat effectively
We all get breakouts. But did you know there's different types of breakouts?! With the likes of blackheads, whiteheads, milia, sebaceous filaments and pimples we explore them all so that you know what type of breakout you're having, how it formed and most importantly, how to treat it! So as they say, let's dig in (not sorry for the pun!).
The hype on hyaluronic acid
Whether you’re new to the world of skincare or you consider yourself an ingredient aficionado, you likely know that keeping your skin hydrated is important! Not only does hydrated skin give you that natural glow we all crave, but it also helps to plump fine lines and wrinkles, regulate oil production, and maintain a strong skin barrier too. And what better ingredient to deliver upon hydration, than hyaluronic acid?! Discover why hyaluronic is worth its hype and some.
Get to know your skin type

The best way to care for your skin starts with knowing your skin type. And while we believe that everyone’s skin is as unique as their personality, there are a few common characteristics that help to define your skin type. Whether it’s oily, dry, combination or sensitive, knowing your skin type allows you to focus on the right products for you.

So let’s find out your skin type and your best products!