There’s something comforting about my bedtime beauty routine. Once I massage my cleanser into my skin, it is as if I am washing away any stress from the day. Those few minutes spent on pampering actually come with other perks. In fact, there are several benefits to having a consistent skincare routine.
You change the oil in your car every few months in order to properly maintain it. You know that routine maintenance is a priority to extend the life of your car. You need to respect your skin the same way.
For many of us, we skip steps in our routine because we think it’ll take too long. We are all stretched for time. Our Three Step System, though, will be a staple in your routine and it only takes 5 minutes. Faithfully keeping a skincare routine will help to treat wrinkles, prevent acne & improve the clarity of you skin.
2. Your skin will work harder for you.
It might sound silly, but it’s true. When you take care of your skin, your skin will take care of you. Did you know that your skin is actually working hard while you sleep to regenerate? Cell turnover is faster at night and this allows your products to do their job more efficiently. If you are careful and make a point to cleanse your skin and remove your makeup every night, your skin will be better able to repair itself, while treatment products and moisturizers will absorb more deeply.
3. Your youthful glow will start to come back.
Dullness. At some point, most of us will notice a decrease in skin radiance. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. If you make exfoliation a regular part of your skincare routine, you’ll get your glow back. Cell turnover slows down as we age, so it’s important to help the process along so our skin can shed dead cells. Our Skin Eraser features esthetician-grade glycolic acid to effectively slough top layers of the skin, yet it is gentle enough for all skin types. By exfoliating that top layer of skin, over time your skin will look fresh and healthy once more.
4. With consistency comes visible results.
How many of you have purchased the latest skincare item promising results only to use it a couple of times before declaring it ineffective? People get so caught up in the notion of miracle ingredients or finding the fountain of youth that they expect instant results. Dramatic results will not happen overnight. It can often take weeks of consistent use for noticeable results to happen. The key to seeing those changes is to stick to your skincare routine.
5. Those results you’re beginning to see? They will be easier to maintain.
I like to think of a skincare routine like an exercise routine. When you first start your exercise routine, you might not see results those first few days. Once your routine is established, you take notice. You’ll begin to think, “Wow. Look at the definition in my waist.” When you stick with that exercise plan, you’ll continue to notice changes in your body and if you keep at it, you will be able to maintain those changes. The same is true with a consistent skincare regimen. Your skin will continue to look healthy and refreshed as long as you don’t give up on the routine.
Karley Ziegler Mott has spent nearly two decades in the cosmetics and skincare industry. An expert in the eco-beauty field, she is founder of the award-winning blog Chic & Green and is a freelance beauty writer and editor living in New York. Her articles on skincare, beauty, and wellness have appeared in multiple publications including USA TODAY.