An Essential Guide to a Beginner Skincare Routine
Let us introduce you to 100% natural, plant-based skincare products
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CURATE A BEGINNER SKINCARE ROUTINE?
A beginner skincare routine is a series of steps you can follow each time you step into the bathroom to take care of your skin. By design, it’s an easy to follow and uncomplicated facial skincare routine that allows you to properly and consistently take care of your skin so that you can put your freshest face forward.
These days, there are so many countless cosmetic and beauty companies offering different skincare and ingredient formulations that there’s no wonder you’re likely to feel overwhelmed. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely think there is space in the industry for the 10 step skincare routines popularized by K Beauty, we also think there is something to be said about a basic, foundational skincare routine that allows for healthy-looking and happy skin.
Why is a beginner skincare routine so important? Here are a few of the potential benefits:
A proper, consistent routine helps keep your skin in good condition, which can help to fight breakouts and blemishes and reduce the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles
Having healthy-looking, radiant and glowing skin helps you feel more confident and self-assured
Once you take the leap and establish a regular routine for your skin, it's easier to maintain (especially once you start seeing results!)
In this article, we’re sharing products from three of our natural skincare lines that showcase different ingredients and formulations for different skin types to help you find your perfect beginner skincare routine.
BEGINNER SKINCARE ROUTINE STEP 1: CLEANSING
Arguably the most important step in any skincare routine, proper cleansing of the face does more than remove dirt, oil, grime, makeup and SPF products. When the skin is cleansed properly, it also allows for other products that follow to be more readily absorbed.
Glow On oil cleanser is designed to be used as the first step in a double cleanse routine, or as a primary cleanser if you choose. Formulated for normal or combination skin, this cleanser helps to remove impurities and supports a healthy glow.
Calm-O-Mile gel cleanser helps to calm the visible appearance of inflammation like redness due to dryness and is comforting and gentle on delicate skin. Formulated for sensitive or reactive skin, this cleanser is tough on dirt and oil and gentle on your skin.
True Dew cream cleanser helps to reduce visible signs of aging by replenishing moisture while removing impurities. We formulated this cleanser for dry or mature skin types that are looking for an effective cleanse that doesn’t leave the skin feeling depleted.
KEY INGREDIENTS IN OUR FACIAL CLEANSERS
Below we’re showcasing a few of the key ingredients you’ll find in our 100% natural facial cleansers:
Squalane: derived from fermented sugar cane, this superstar ingredient helps to control oil production, improves the texture of the skin and provides softness
Aloe Vera: has topical cooling properties which help to fight signs of inflammation like redness and irritation due to dryness. Deeply hydrating, it provides a refreshing and thorough cleanse to the skin
BEGINNER SKINCARE ROUTINE STEP 2: HYDRATING
The second step in a beginner skincare routine is all about adding water-based moisture to the face. It’s well understood that all skin types benefit from daily hydration, including those who identify as having oily skin, because water is locked deep inside the skin which helps it to appear plump and smooth.
Glow On moisturizer is a mid-range hydrator, making it perfect for daytime use and for those who want their skin to feel fresh and restored. Some of the key ingredients in this blend include camelina seed oil, elderberry extract and essential oils of elemi, labrador tea and petitgrain.
Calm-O-Mile moisturizer is our lightest formula for those who may have irritated or reactive skin and are looking for a gentle product to provide nourishment without sensitization or reaction. Some of the key ingredients in this blend include calendula, apricot kernel oil and essential oils of frankincense, roman chamomile and blue chamomile.
True Dew moisturizer is our richest and most nourishing moisturizer to fight visible signs of aging and to restore elasticity and plumpness to the skin, we’ve blended this formula with skincare super-ingredients like avocado oil, rosehip oil, raspberry seed oil and essential oils of rose otto, frankincense and helichrysum.
KEY INGREDIENTS IN OUR FACIAL MOISTURIZERS
Below we’re showcasing a few of the key ingredients you’ll find in our 100% natural facial moisturizers:
Shea Butter: a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins make this an excellent skin softener that also helps to fight inflammation from dryness
Oat Kernel Extract: this nutrient-dense hydrator helps to fight the appearance of dull skin, helps to improve texture while smoothing and brightening
Hyaluronic Acid: known to retain many times its weight in water, this ingredient helps skin to absorb and retain water, helping to increase cell production that can lead to the appearance of smoother, firmer, plumper skin
BEGINNER SKINCARE ROUTINE STEP 3: TREATMENT
The third step we’re recommending as part of a simple beginner skincare routine is sometimes referred to as a treatment or specialized skincare product, which is face oil. Face oils, typically applied as the final step in your skincare routine (but before SPF if you use in the daytime!) are known to help lock moisture into your skin’s barrier to help even the complexion, support soft and supple skin and prevent water loss to keep the skin plump.
Glow On face oil is a fresh, green, herbal blend of supportive ingredients like argan oil, parsley seed oil, squalane, raspberry seed oil and petitgrain to defend against environmental stressors that can cause damage and dryness.
Calm-O-Mile face oil is a floral, herbal, lightly sweet blend of gentle ingredients like camellia oil, evening primrose oil, apricot oil, geranium and blue chamomile to help calm the skin and reduce the appearance of redness due to dryness.
True Dew face oil is a lush, fresh and floral blend of nutritive ingredients like pomegranate seed oil, prickly pear seed oil, sea buckthorn extract, rose, frankincense and helichrysum to deeply nourish and restore moisture to dehydrated or depleted skin.
KEY INGREDIENTS IN OUR FACE OILS
Below we’re showcasing a few of the key ingredients you’ll find in our 100% natural face oils:
Raspberry seed oil: high in antioxidants, this moisture booster helps to fight free radicals while boosting collagen and elastin for smoother, firmer skin
Avocado oil: this nutrient dense hydrator helps to calm and heal itchy, dry or chapped skin while it replenishes and protects against skin damage
Blueberry seed oil: while providing moisture and nourishment, blueberry seed oil helps make the skin look plump and firm while reducing the effects of aging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
BEGINNER SKINCARE ROUTINE: COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS
Once you’ve created a foundational skincare routine to support your skincare regimen each day, you can start to think about adding additional complementary products to enhance your overall skincare goals. Some of these accessories can be used daily, while others we recommend just a few times each week. You know your skin best and can decide where these products fit into your routine:
Bareface Complete Makeup Remover: we formulated this product to be effective at removing makeup and SPF products from the entire face, including makeup in the delicate eye area, while still being gentle and well-tolerated for all skin types.
Aloe vera is soothing and refreshing and helps promote a strong, healthy moisture barrier for the skin, coconut oil helps to gently but completely remove makeup, nourish the skin and promote the look and feel of skin renewal and lavender essential oil provides a sweet, floral note and is calming to redness due to dryness or irritation.
Detox Mode clay face mask: this excess-oil absorbing mask helps to deeply purify and unclog the pores, while also helping to leave the skin feeling clean, smooth and refined.
Bamboo charcoal helps draw out dirt and oil from clogged pores, kaolin clay is a purifying clay mineral that helps to reduce excess oil while providing gentle exfoliation to the skin and frankincense essential oil supports vitality in the skin and replenishes moisture to nourish the skin’s barrier.
Strong Balm lash and nail salve: this versatile balm works double duty, helping to relieve dry skin and nourish the cuticles while also helping to condition and strengthen the eyelashes and nails. So versatile in fact, you can use this balm to remove makeup and hydrate the lips as well!
Calendula, a known skin healer, deeply hydrates and replenishes moisture to depleted skin, myrrh essential oil supports the skin’s regeneration process and St. John’s wort hydrates and promotes a smooth appearance.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO CHOOSE PRODUCTS IN YOUR BEGINNER SKINCARE ROUTINE
When you’re new to a beginner skincare routine, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with information and product recommendations. Our tips for getting started are as follows:
Be consistent. Using your products regularly is the number one factor in seeing the results you desire.
Less is more. Add only one new product at a time and monitor your skin to be certain it's well tolerated and suitable for your skin type.
Don't buy in. Don't let the routines and product choices of others affect your decisions – you never know who may be on a skincare journey that looks far different than yours. Start slow and work towards creating the ideal routine that is personalized for you.
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Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.
— Beth Behrs