The Importance of a Consistent Skincare Routine
The earnest practice of keeping your skincare routine effective and consistent, well it goes without saying but… it’s super important. It’s always easy to be lazy with our skincare, we love having less to do during the day, less steps to amazing skin and less actual steps before flying into bed at night after an endlessly long day. However, there are many benefits that make sticking to a skincare routine, no matter how tedious it may sometimes feel, worth it.
Now a good thing to note is that consistency is queen! Your skin will love and honor you as long as you keep taking care of her and not expect any instant dramatic transformation. She is adaptable but she needs a minute. Give your products the time they need and don’t give up if you do not see immediate results.
Some of the long term benefits of a consistent and structured skincare routine are:
1. Daily Skincare Routines Bring Long-Term, Visible Results
Active ingredients take time to work. High-performance ingredients such as retinol, bakuchiol, salicylic acid or vitamin C won’t give you any significant results during the first few days of use. Your hyperpigmentation or acne scars took years to form so they can’t be expected to disappear overnight. #noquickfixes
2. Helps Promote that Youthful ‘Glow’
Regular, consistent exfoliation sheds dead skin cells, to reveal a brighter, more even skin tone. Exfoliation also helps your expensive serums and active ingredients better penetrate the skin, yielding faster results. #getglowing
3. Maintain a Healthy Skin Barrier Function
Taking care of your skin’s microbiome is a relatively new concept but could be a game changing area of your skincare routine that you’ve been ignoring. Applying targeted probiotics to the skin can help retain skin moisture, reduce redness and irritation, and minimize blemish formation. #friendlybacteria
4. Prevention is Easier than Correction
Wearing a sunscreen daily is your number 1 tool to fight premature aging and sun damage. Sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UV rays and skin-damaging free-radicals which can accelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, and cause hyperpigmentation. #SPFeverydamnday
5. It’s a Confidence Booster
Clear, healthy-looking skin is a massive confidence booster. Any kind of self-care is great for self-esteem and confidence. It reconnects you to your body and aids with those mental health days most of us are facing more often now, and when you commit to a consistent skincare routine and start seeing healthy results – does anything else feel better? #nofilterneeded