Trends and fads come and go, and your skin changes with the seasons and as you age, but some things should stay the same—especially when it comes to your skincare and beauty routines. A consistent skincare routine, a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly can all help your skin look and feel its best.
A Cheat Sheet to Staying Consistent
Here is a quick breakdown on how to maintain a consistent skincare routine so you can get the most out of your products and keep your skin looking and feeling great.
1. Cleanse daily.
2. Use toner daily.
3. Moisturize daily.
4. Serums daily to weekly, depending on the serum and your skin type.
5. Exfoliate weekly.
If you struggle with consistency, keep your routine five to ten minutes tops and incorporate it into part of your daily routine. For example, each time you brush your teeth, do your skincare routine. Have a designated exfoliation day, and don’t skip it. Taking small steps towards consistency will work wonders for your skin.
The Benefits of Staying Consistent with Your Skincare
Patience is a virtue, and some things take time and consistency. Practicing meditation activities such as Zen, yoga, and other long-term activities can help you to engage constant effort, which wears off in your other day to day activities such as taking care of your skin.
Just like you might practice yoga or brush your teeth every day to maintain your health, so should you respect your skin in the same way. Don’t skip steps in your skincare routine on account of laziness or because it might take too long. It takes time and consistency for certain products to work to smooth out wrinkles and uneven skin and even get rid of acne.
While you sleep, your skin works hard to regenerate. Much like building up muscle from an exercise routine, a constant skincare routine enables skincare products to do their jobs more efficiently. For example, if you are constant in removing your makeup every night, your skin will be able to better repair itself and regenerate, allowing moisturizers and serums to better absorb into your skin and for your skin to more widely reap the benefits of these products. Like with exercise, it takes more than just one session. It takes consistency, and if you are consistent, you will see visible results.
Stick to a consistent beauty routine and stay patient. It will take a few days, but you will notice the visible changes in your skin.