Creating a skincare routine that best suits your needs requires patience and time. You have to commit to it for at least 60 to 90 days before you can see a visible difference. And that’s not an excuse—there are actual reasons why consistency is vital to a skincare routine.
Reason #1: Skincare products don’t work overnight
Most skincare solutions spring into action the moment they are absorbed by your skin, but that doesn’t mean they can deliver your desired results instantly. That is partly because of your skin’s natural cycle. It takes about a month for new skin cells to form and be pushed to the surface (once the dead skin cells are shed). You may need to wait at least a month before you can objectively say your new skincare routine is effective.
Reason #2: Dead skin cells are shed daily
You may not be aware of it, but you lose millions of dead skin cells daily. That’s part of the skin’s natural cycle. If you’ve been diligent about your new skincare routine for the past month, you might have healthy and vibrant skin today. That means you’ve shed enough dead skin cells for the newly treated cells to be pushed to the surface and cause visible results on your face. But, consistency is key. If you suddenly stop your skincare routine, all those vibrant skin cells would eventually slough off and turn into dust. And guess what would replace them? New skin cells that aren’t treated and maintained. The result-- dry, oily, or dull-looking skin.
Reason #3: Everyone’s skin is unique
What works for others may not necessarily work for you. After all, everyone’s skin is unique. Different skin types and many other contributing factors affect our skin health, making our skin’s maintenance needs and levels not the same as others. It takes extra effort to be familiar with your skin type and find the most suitable skincare products and routines. But when you allow yourself at least 60 to 90 days to try a new routine, you can be a step closer to finding the best regimen that keeps your skin soft, vibrant, and nourished.
Reason #4: Prevention is better (and cheaper) than procedures
Skin problems like hyperpigmentation, deep wrinkles, dryness, and dark spots don’t happen overnight. They are likely a result of prolonged exposure to UV rays and other harsh elements. If not addressed immediately, such skin issues can lead to costly trips to a dermatologist. Fortunately, you can lesson those costly problems with maintenance.
Being consistent with your skincare regimen helps keep many skin issues at bay. When you cleanse, moisturize, and apply sunscreen daily, you can keep your face glowing and protected. Add a healthy diet to that routine, and you’ll have beautiful skin for a long time. You won’t need to spend thousands of dollars on surgery or invasive skin treatment.
How to stay consistent with your skincare routine
It’s the little things that make a huge difference. So here are some simple tips on how you can stay consistent with your daily skincare regimen:
- Set a reminder: You can set the alarm on your phone or keep a post-it note in your bathroom. It’s a little trick to avoid forgetting to give your skin some TLC.
- Create a self-care ritual out of it: Before you start your day (and after a long day at work or school), create a self-care ritual where you do nothing but care for your skin and yourself.
- Develop a reward system: Sometimes, we need a little reward to keep going. So, go and develop a reward system for yourself. For instance, treat yourself to a spa or favorite restaurant after every 20 days straight of sticking to your regimen.
- Keep the routine simple: It’s easier to stick to a routine if it’s simple and easy to accomplish. Want a basic regimen? All you need is a cleanser, moisturizer, toner, sunscreen, and a skin treatment product.
Are you ready to stay consistent with your skincare routine this time? Pick new products to try on and keep using them for at least 60 to 90 days to see their impact on your skin. At Joeiuse, we offer a wide array of skincare solutions formulated using sustainably-sourced natural ingredients suitable for all skin types. Enjoy browsing our skincare products today!