The Guided Path to Skin Success from the Skin Experts in North Myrtle Beach

No matter how good our products, regimen, and genes are, skin health and success aren’t things that happen overnight. It’s an ongoing process that takes a high level commitment and teamwork from both you and your skin care professionals! 

At Touch MedSpa, we value compassion and education when it comes to spearheading a patient’s journey to incredible, unproblematic skin. As skin experts in North Myrtle Beach, we want to outline what this ongoing process looks like so you can feel ready to take some of it into your own hands 👐 

Why work with skin experts in North Myrtle Beach?

Whether you know what you’re doing when it comes to skincare or you’re just starting out, your skin care journey is your own. We’ll meet you where you are to help guide you through your unique journey. The medical spa and skincare industry is very scientifically driven—therefore, it’s constantly evolving. At Touch MedSpa, our aestheticians undergo continual extensive training. 

It’s important for us to keep up with the new treatment information that will help our patients feel safe, comfortable, and happy with their results! Skin experts bring scientific information to the table to teach you things about your skin—like how skin care is both an internal and external process.

Once our experts learn about your skin, they can recommend the right products and treatments for your unique complexion and goals. 

The basics of a daily skincare routine

If you’re washing your face with bar soap or not washing your face at all, we won’t judge—until you don’t change your routine after reading this section! 

The main products we make sure our patients are starting out with are a cleanser, a skin protectant (SPF), and a moisturizer. These products serve as the foundation of skin care. You need clean, protected, and moisturized skin before anything else. 

1. Cleanser

Throw out the bar soap—or just stick to using that on your body—and seek out a true cleanser. Cleansers, you know, clean your skin by removing dirt, oil, makeup, sunscreen, and dead skin cells.

Cleansing twice a day is ideal; once in the morning to remove all the skin buildup and bacteria you accumulated while sleeping, and once at night to remove any product/buildup from throughout your day.

Finding the right medical-grade cleanser for your skin type can be a process, but the skin experts in North Myrtle Beach have you covered.

2. Protectant (SPF)

No, this isn’t something you only have to worry about in the summer; it’s a year-round worry!  UV rays are still out and about during the winter months, so it’s important to invest in quality sunscreen—and don’t forget to reapply every two hours throughout the day. 

This protects you from sun damage and skin cancer, keeping your skin smooth, volumized, and glowy for years to come. 

Related: Let’s Get Your Skincare for Summer in Check

3. Moisturizer 

Moisturizer feeds your skin nutrients and protects it from the elements. When you find your perfect medical-grade moisturizer, gone are the days of being too oily or too dry; you’ll experience skin equilibrium. Plus, keeping your skin hydrated will calm problematic skin and slow aging. 

Use medical-grade skincare products

Okay, so we sort of offhandedly mentioned your skincare routine should include medical-grade products. At Touch MedSpa, we value education; we aren’t ever going to give you recommendations without explaining the why behind everything.

Medical-grade skincare contains higher (and pure) concentrations of the active ingredients that feed your skin nutrients. Unlike over-the-counter products, these products penetrate deeper into the skin with stronger ingredients

These prescription-strength products are specially manufactured in a pharmacy and can’t be purchased by just anyone. A licensed provider—like Touch MedSpa—has to purchase them for patients.  

Medical-grade skincare works faster and more effectively to contribute to your long-term skin health by addressing aging and problem areas. 

Brands we proudly carry:

Touch MedSpa skincare professional talking to a patient about skincare products


Change your products with the seasons

As the season changes and the elements grow harsher, your skin changes, too. Both humidity and extreme cold cause irritation. Your next tip from the skin experts in North Myrtle Beach is to switch up your regimen with the seasons! In the summer, our main goal is to reduce oil production in the skin. If you’re using a thick, heavy moisturizer, it’s time to switch to a lighter alternative.

Maybe you have combination skin, and you needed an intense hydrating cleanser in the winter, but now it’s summer, and your skin’s oil production has increased. It’s time to opt for a gel-based cleanser. And with the intense summer sun, consider investing in a stronger sun protectant with antioxidants. 

The main takeaway is: your regimen will probably need to change from season to season. But don’t worry; we’re here to help you build your regimen! 

Limit sun exposure 

With all this talk about the sun, we can’t really dodge the obvious point, which is to limit sun exposure as much as possible, specifically between 10 am and 2 pm. During this time, the UV rays are at their highest. 

Mineral vs. chemical sunscreen

If you’re in the sun, make sure you’re applying sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) every two hours. Mineral sunscreen helps naturally cool and calm your skin during high-heat situations. It creates a barrier between your skin and the sun, with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide reflecting UV rays. Mineral sunscreens are safer for the skin and environment.

Chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin and absorb the UV rays, converting them into heat. Whichever type of sunscreen you use is up to you and the nature of your skin, and we can help you make any decisions! 

Mineral and chemical sunscreen aside, investing in a big hat to cover the precious skin on your face is a great idea. The sun stimulates pigmentation, damages your skin, ages you, and causes a number of other issues and flare-ups. 

We know it’s not plausible (or fun) to never be in the sun. But, we ask our patients and even ourselves to be mindful of the negative effects of too much sun exposure. 

Related: The 4 Best Options for Sun Damage Skin Treatment in North Myrtle Beach

Implement facials into your routine

As skin experts in North Myrtle Beach, we ❤️medical facials! Each of them targets a wide variety of concerns and is highly customizable to each patient’s goals. Whether you’re looking for hydration, age-reversal, acne treatment, or scar removal, we can build a facial for you. All-in-all, facials are a healthy treatment for everyone, as they promote high cellular turnover. 

Facials we offer: 

Where do I start?

With a skin consultation, of course! We’d love to meet you and learn about what you want your skin to look like. Leave it to your skin experts in North Myrtle Beach to make the rest fall into place. 

Step 1: The Skin Consultation

When we sit down in a comfortable treatment room, we’ll ask you to share your concerns with us and all of the products and methods you’ve tried without success.

  • What are your goals? 
  • What is/isn’t working?
  • Where do you want your skin to be?
  • What questions do you have for us?

Step 2: VISIA Skin Analysis

This next step of the process involves the VISIA Skin Analysis technology. It takes images of your skin to detect issues under the surface. It scans texture, pigmentation, pore size, sun damage, wrinkles, and bacteria. This is the main tool we use to make decisions about your treatment plan!

Step 3: Custom Treatment Plan

Our favorite part is taking everything we’ve learned about you and your skin and creating a custom treatment plan that gets you where you want to be. We build your plan based on these factors:

  • Your personal budget
  • Skin type
  • Personal skin concerns
  • The time of year

Touch MedSpa’s Facility Director and Lead Medical Aesthetician Jamie tells us the how and why behind custom treatment plans:

Once you’re implementing your treatment plan, we’ll remain by your side! You’ll understand every step, the reasoning behind each step, and have every opportunity to ask us questions. It’s important that you understand your treatment plan and are an active participant in it.  

Consider a membership plan

We offer 3 membership packages at Touch MedSpa: Beginner, Enhanced, and Ultimate. If you’re pretty new to the skin care world, our Beginner plan is a great place to start. It allows you to learn the ropes with expert support, and it allows us to be your skincare coach—which we love!

This plan allows us to keep you accountable on your skincare journey by seeing you once a month and making any necessary changes to your treatment plan. Your role is important in this process, too; keep track of your progress and note any improvement or worsening symptoms. 

Pave the way for skin success with Touch 

If you’re ready to start your journey with the best skin experts in North Myrtle Beach on your side, then get in Touch

From the first point of contact to the last (but hopefully, there isn’t a last), we’ll work together as a team and get your treatment plan started. This will include a medical-grade skincare regimen and potentially facials and laser treatments. 

Take the first step: schedule a complimentary in-office consultation!

Contact us today to learn more about our skincare philosophy; otherwise, we hope to see you soon 💗

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