There’s so much beauty in technology. When you stop to truly reflect on the way recent technological advancements connect people across the globe, provide easier access to education for underserved communities, and even save lives, it can feel almost overwhelming! It’s an incredible new world out there, and a new world means new ways of caring for your skin.
One of the benefits of becoming more connected is that we hear from our client friends more frequently than ever before. More and more often, the questions we receive concern the very tools with which they’re written: our cell phones and computers. Some physical manifestations of our increasingly plugged-in lifestyles have been given unfortunate names like “tech neck,” and have become a growing concern for many — especially millennials, who grew up alongside the life-changing technology we use today.
At Tatcha, we believe that your skin tells your story; that beautiful story is uniquely yours, and something to take pride in. We want to help emphasize your favorite parts of that story: the smiles and laughs, happy memories, and radiance from within... not the time spent staring down at phones or squinting at computer screens.
Of course we recommend taking regular breaks from technology to focus on your physical and emotional wellness — through meditation, participating in a favorite hobby, spending time outdoors, or enjoying quality time with loved ones — but we know that it’s not always realistic to close your laptop and go for a hike. So instead, we’ve compiled several tech-focused tips to help evolve your beauty ritual to suit a modern lifestyle.
Massage Away “Tech Neck” Wrinkles
Whether you’re looking up at the sky or down at your phone, your neck is always supporting your head’s movement. Because the skin on the neck and décolletage is exceptionally delicate, sometimes this constant movement results in visible effects. Because your neck works so hard for you, show it some appreciation by carving out a place of honor for it in your skincare ritual.
Take a few minutes per day to practice rejuvenating facial massage that extends down to your neck and chest, releasing any residual tension and stimulating revitalizing lymphatic drainage to these important areas. Then, pamper your neck with a treasure designed especially for hydrating, smoothing, and nourishing its delicate skin, such as our new Ageless Revitalizing Neck Cream.
Pamper to Prevent Fine Lines & Wrinkles
The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive because it is thinner than on the rest of the face, which is why we should take extra-special care of this area. To combat the potentially harmful effects of squinting at our computer screens, try hydrating the skin on your eyes with a dedicated anti-aging eye treatment to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Our Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream and Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum are great options for this! Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai loves to apply eye cream all the way up to her brows and down to her cheekbones to enjoy the benefits of this special treatment to the fullest.
We also recommend taking regular “eye breaks” — looking away from your screen for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes — and utilizing blue light-filtering glasses to prevent eye strain while working at your computer.
Melt Away Impurities
Think about all the things you touch throughout the day: door handles, guide rails, and more. While most of us make a conscious effort to wash our hands after potentially germ-ridden activities, we don’t think twice about touching our phones throughout the day or consider disinfecting them. If you’re concerned about what might be transferring onto your cheeks every time you hold your phone up to talk, try melting away dirt and impurities at the end of the day with a cleanser, like our Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.
Fight Photoaging With Antioxidants
While research about the effects of blue light from computer screens on our skin is still emerging, we do know that long periods of exposure can contribute to photoaging, which is rooted in free radical attack. Antioxidants — which neutralize free radical attack — can help to prevent this sort of damage, so we advise an antioxidant-rich diet and skincare ritual!
We are so honored to help you tell your story. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for welcoming us into your life — both online and off — and your beauty ritual.
Wishing you exquisite skin,
The Tatcha Family