How to Build a Skincare Routine for Beginners
Back in the day, we prioritized makeup over good skincare, and we couldn’t be happier that that has finally changed. There is no perfect skin. However, with a good skincare routine, you can improve skin texture, health, and radiance.
Skincare can be overwhelming and even intimidating. If you are not sure where to start and how to build up your skincare routine, consider this your starting point to healthy, smooth, and glowing skin.
We’ve put together a simple yet effective skincare routine to get your started with some tips along the way.
DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Cleansing is a fundamental step of any skincare routine. Generally, you want to cleanse your skin two times a day. However, we recommend you focus your efforts on the evening cleansing routine and keep it simple in the morning.
AM: Simply wash your face with water. If you have oily skin, rub a small amount of a gentle cleansing gel between your palms and massage your face using gentle movements. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
PM: In the evening, you will need a more heavy-duty cleansing routine. During the day, skin is exposed to different external stressors that lead to dull skin, clogged pores, and acne breakouts. Double-cleanse your skin at night to ensure you melt all impurities. You can also use a facial cleansing brush or ultrasonic scrub device to cleanse your skin deeply. Start by melting your makeup and SPF with a light cleansing oil, followed by a gentle cleansing gel. If you use a face cleansing brush to massage the facial cleanser across your skin, choose a brush with soft bristles that is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
STEP 2: MOISTURIZE
Applying a moisturizer after you cleanse your face, will ensure that your skin is hydrated, soft, and supple. Skin naturally loses the ability to retain water, and moisture becomes even more important as we age. Choosing a good moisturizer that fits your skin type is important. If you have oily skin, choose a gel moisturizer, but if you have dry skin, you will need a thicker moisturizer.
STEP 3: PROTECT
The last and most important step in any skincare routine is to protect the skin. Protecting your skin from UV rays can prevent different skin concerns, including skin cancer and aging signs. We recommend applying SPF 50+ every day, no matter the weather conditions. “One of the harshest sunburns I ever got happened on a cloudy day, one of those that you don’t even see the sun picking through”, says Susan Martins, TOUCHBeauty’s Skincare Specialist. It just proves that applying SPF is extremely important.
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