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How to take great care of your Skin

When we think ‘skincare,’ we often think of expensive moisturisers, serums, seaweed body wraps and luxury beauty spa routines. But sometimes the best way to take care of your skin starts with the basics, the things most people don’t talk about. You don’t need to break the bank to get gorgeous-looking skin. At Dawn, we’re all about being comfortable in our own skin and are here to help you get the glowing complexion you’ve been dreaming of.

It’s important to know that your skin is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to skincare. You know your skin best, what works and what doesn’t. Starting a new skincare routine and finding what suits you best can involve a bit of trial and error.

If affordable skincare is your goal and you’re just starting out, Dawn is here for you. We celebrate everyday beauty and our goal is to bring that out in every woman in Africa. Not only are our ingredients locally sourced and blended, our body creams and lotions are specially formulated to restore and accentuate your skin’s natural radiant glow. Here are some helpful tips to caring for your skin:

 

Wear sunscreen everyday

The sun is great in small doses. Sun damage is the primary cause of aging skin. Find a suitable SPF and include it as a key step in your skincare routine. Apply it generously to your face and body for protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

 

Wash and moisturise daily

Dawn Special Musk & Jojoba Oil Body Lotion

Washing your skin is skincare 101. Find yourself a cleanser that suits your skin type. If you have dry and sensitive skin, a fragrance-free and gentle cleanser is ideal to keep skin hydrated. If you have oily skin, a mattifying cleanser would be your best match. It helps to remove the buildup of oil, dirt and bacteria from your skin.

Another key to glowing skin is not forgetting to moisturise, and not just our delicate faces and necks. The rest of our body, especially our arms and legs, need as much attention. Dry, combination or oily, moisturisers create a barrier on your skin to prevent moisture from leaving the skin’s surface. Dawn Special Musk & Jojoba Oil Body Lotion with 100% natural moisturisers nurtures your skin back to life and leaves you with irresistibly smooth and soft skin. Best applied directly after a bath or shower.

 

Adopt a healthy lifestyle

Aside from skin products, improving your overall lifestyle plays a big role in caring for your skin. And when you have glowing skin, you feel beautiful and confident. A healthy lifestyle includes exercising three times a week, eating a well-balanced diet – avoiding too much junk food - and reducing your intake of alcohol. Stress plays a big part too; too much of it is unhealthy and can affect your skin. Make sure you make some time for yourself to unwind and destress.

 

Always remove makeup before bed

Woman removing makeup, looking in the mirror

Not removing your makeup before bed is asking for a skincare disaster. You are clogging your pores with dirt, oils and toxins which leads to skin irritations and breakouts. The same goes for sunscreen; always best to wash away sunscreen residue at the end of every day. Do yourself a favour and take the little extra time needed to cleanse, and then moisturise, before you close your eyes. Your skin will thank you.

Taking care of your skin isn’t a matter of magic, it’s all about being mindful of what’s needed and then being consistent. Get into an easy and seamless skincare routine that works for you and most importantly, your skin type. Dawn provides women with a range of nourishing body creams and lotions for different skin types and needs, delivering 48h moisture.