Top 5 Simple Skincare Tips for A Complete Newbie
If you just swapped out your bar of soap for an actual skincare routine, this is the perfect blog for you. And even if you have been using skincare products for a while, you can still learn some new things from this blog. We’re here to give you the top 5 simple skincare tips for a complete newbie.
Skincare can be confusing - and with so many brands out there, how do you know what to purchase? If this is you and you’re feeling lost, then keep on reading!
Tip #1: Buy skincare products for your skin type
The best thing you can do for your skin is take the time to figure out what your skin type is (this can be done through a quick online quiz). Using the wrong products for your skin type can lead to irritation, dehydration, overhydration, and many other skin issues. At Touch, we cater to a variety of skin types and we take the guesswork out for you. Our skincare bundles are made for a wide range of skin types and concerns. Dealing with acne? Our acne bundle is perfect for you. Concerned with anti-aging? Our Anti-Aging bundle is calling your name! Check out the many other skincare bundles we carry so that your routine is perfectly catered to your skin.
Tip #2: Wash your face twice daily
Washing your face right when you wake up is important because the skin repairs itself at night and sheds dead skin cells, so you definitely want to completely wash that off. And washing your face at night is important so that you can properly cleanse your skin from all the oil, dirt, and pollution that accumulates throughout the day. Properly cleansing the skin twice daily is key to maintaining healthy skin. Our Glycolic Acid face wash is the perfect addition to your skincare routine - and make sure to use it twice daily!
Tip #3: Apply sunscreen
If there is one product you buy, let it be sunscreen. The sun emits two different types of rays - UVA and UVB. The UVA rays cause aging and UVB rays cause sunburn. Wearing a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 on a daily basis will protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. Even if you’re going to be inside all day, the sun can still penetrate through windows! Our Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer does the trick - just apply it generously right before leaving the house.
Tip #4: Apply your skincare routine from lightest to thickest
The general rule of thumb for applying skincare products is to apply the lightest (or thinnest) product first and then the heaviest (or thickest) products last. So starting with a cleanser, then a toner, then a serum, and finishing off with a moisturizer. Our summer bundle includes this entire routine - our Glycolic Acid cleanser, Collagen moisturizer, and an SPF to use during the day.
Tip #5: Give your skincare products time to work
I get it - we all live off of instant gratification (that’s why TikTok is so addicting!) but when it comes to skincare, patience is key. The first time you wash your face with something other than a bar of soap, you are most likely not going to notice a big difference. It takes approximately 3-6 weeks to start seeing a noticeable difference in your skin. Just keep on staying consistent with your skincare routine and you will see a difference. If your skin gets worse, still give it a couple weeks (this is called a purge), and if it continues to get worse, discontinue the products.
Skincare can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be
At Touch, we want to make it as simple as possible for you to meet your skin goals. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like additional assistance in creating the perfect skincare routine for your skin’s needs!