Why Do I Need a Skincare Routine?

Do you need a skincare routine? Wondering when you should start a beauty regimen? The simple answer is YES, every girl needs a skincare routine and when you should start is: NOW. It is never too early to start taking care of your skin and like all healthy habits, the sooner you start, the better. Establishing a good skin care routine now can help protect your skin and prevent future problems. Although you probably only need to shower once a day, cleansing your face and other oilier areas morning and evening can help prevent breakouts and will help keep your skin looking and feeling its best. It is important to use a gentle cleanser with warm water. We created P.R.E.P. purifying daily cleanser to leave your skin feeling clean but not tight or dry. Lightly rubbing or massaging with your fingertips to create a small amount of lather is all that is necessary to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup. Although you may think scrubbing with a washcloth or sponge leaves your skin feeling squeaky-clean, this can actually strip away your skin’s natural protective layer and leave you prone to irritation, rashes, and even acne breakouts! Remember to rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean, soft towel. After cleansing, it is important to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen, like P.R.E.P. SPF 30 face+body lotion, EVERY DAY to protect your skin and prevent sun damage. Even when it’s cloudy or you don’t plan on spending a lot of time outside, remember that the damaging UV rays can penetrate through clouds and window glass. Lips need protection, too! Pick up our SPF 15 lip gloss to keep your lips feeling silky-smooth and shielded from the sun. At night, if your skin is prone to dryness, you may want to apply a moisturizer. For your face and other acne-prone areas, you will want to select a light lotion specifically formulated for facial skin to avoid any potential breakouts. You can use a thicker moisturizing cream for drier areas like arms and legs. Sound simple? It is! Taking care of your skin now, before problems start doesn’t have to be complicated. A good, basic skincare routine of cleansing and protecting can help keep your skin looking and feeling its best now and for years to come. Moms rejoice! Pass the responsibility to your daughter by giving her our fun Everyday Kit, loaded with our 3 signature products plus it comes packaged in our super fun cosmetic bag. And to read all about sun care and sun facts head over to our UVA + UVB Rays, the important 5 Sun Facts You Want To Know! and the article SKIN is your friend in our sun section. P.S. Like any website, the information given here is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider.