basic steps to skin care

Skincare can be very confusing for beginners. There are so many products and methods out there, that finding the right skincare routine for you can be really hard. Lucky for you, we at Coastal Bliss created a skincare “cheat sheet” to give you the basic steps to skincare and help you figure out what order to apply your skincare products.

If you’re looking to get further into your skincare routine and want to find products that work for you – visit our services page and book an one on one appointment with our skincare experts to create a personalized skin care routine for you!


Before we start, there are a few things to remember:


1. Keep It Simple

Start slow! Don’t go all out and buy the entire skincare aisle at your local beauty supply. If you’re new to skincare, we recommend starting with a basic routine: cleanse, tone, and moisturize/sunscreen. Products can be added/removed depending on what works for your skin or what your skin needs. Starting small can also help your skin get used to products – especially if you’ve always been a “soap and water” face washer. And if you have a bad reaction, the fewer products, the easier it’ll be to find the culprit!


2. Figure out your skin type!

Different skin types require different skincare products, so figure out your skin type to find the appropriate products for you.



The Basic Steps To Skincare
What order to apply your skincare products



Step 1: Cleanser

Splash your face with warm water and wash your face with a cleanser to get rid of any dirt on your face or in your pores.


Step 2: Toner

Next, use a toner. Many people skip toners and go right to step 3 over the assumption that toners are drying and strip the skin of protective oils. However, many toners have different uses, so finding the right toner for you is important.


Step 3: Antioxidant Serum

Antioxidant serums are concentrated treatments filled with nutrients to target specific areas on your face. Like toners, many different serums have different uses, so find one that’s right for your skin concerns.


Step 4: Eye Cream

Eye cream is an important step in maintaining youthful looking skin and keeping the skin on your eyelids thick and smooth.


Step 5: Spot Treatment

Spot treatments are commonly used for acne spots on the face. Acne spot treatments tend to have different active ingredients, so be sure to consult a dermatologist or skin care specialist to find the right one for you. Benzoyl Peroxide is a common ingredient in acne spot treatments and can dry out your skin, so remember to apply it to the spots you need it. If acne isn’t a concern of yours, you can skip right to the next step!


Step 6: Moisturizer or Night Cream

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is a crucial step in your skincare routine. Skin care experts recommend applying moisturizer while your skin is still damp to lock in hydration from the water – avoiding areas were you’re using a spot treatment to avoid the active ingredients interfering with each other. If it’s night time, apply your night cream and stop here – if it’s day time, you have one more step!


Step 7: Sunscreen

Protect that skin! UV Rays from the sun can be very damaging to the skin over time and is known to cause skin diseases. Sunscreen is for more than just preventing sunburns! Even if you’re a person of colour and carry a little more melanin! SPF is very important and can help prevent discolouration and reduces hyperpigmentation.


If you’re ready to move deeper into your skin care routine, let us help! Book a facial and one-on-one with a skincare specialist at Coastal Bliss Day Spa and we’ll help you construct the perfect skincare routine. Healthy skin is happy skin!

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