Why Skincare Is Like Exercise - Tips to be Consistent
It’s easy to get so caught up in ‘miracle ingredients’ that you expect instant results. We’ve all experienced this. Real results will not happen overnight. It will take at least 30-90 days of consistent use for noticeable results to start happening. Consistency is imperative!
Maintaining Good Skin
Consistency extends the life of your skin. Think of it as the same thing as brushing your teeth. You do it every day to ensure you maintain the good health and condition of your pearly whites and gums. When you don’t do it over time your teeth deteriorate. While it may take a few weeks to see the results of your skincare routine, it only takes a a few minutes of your day to get there and then to maintain it too.
Finding a Few Minutes
That’s all it takes to be consistent, a few minutes a day but you can reap the benefits for years. People work out for an hour a day to keep their body in shape and yet somehow can’t find time for an at home facial massage or to swallow their supplements. It could be forgetfulness, impatience or a dash of laziness, but keep reminding yourself it’s just a few minutes out of the day’s 1440 total minutes.
Set an alarm on your phone or stick a note up in your bathroom so you have that gentle reminder to take a few minutes each day for your skincare - you'll feel better for doing so and your skin will reap the benefits!
It Gets Easier (promise)
Once you make applying your five minute skincare regime a habit you won’t think twice about doing it. It may take a few weeks to form this new habit, but don’t give up. When you’re passed that barrier keeping up with the consistency of the skincare routine becomes easy. Plus, your skin will just continue to look healthy and revitalised without you putting much thought into it.
What If You Forget?
Let’s keep it real here, of course there will be times when you forget or you fall into bed too tired to do any beautifying – but just make sure THAT doesn’t become habitual and you should easily be able to stay on top of your skincare.
Place your products on show in your bathroom as it’s one of the first things you’ll see when you wake up in the morning and the last before you go to sleep - you’ll be reminded morning and evening that you need to spare a few minutes to keep the largest outer organ of your body looking and feeling it’s best.