A few posts back we talked about how to perfect your nighttime skincare routine, but why is having any skincare routine important in the first place? The world of skincare has blown up the past few years and sometimes one can get a bit lost in the world of cleansers, facial oils, jade rollers, under eye creams, and even snail mucus face masks. Yeah, you read that right.
Through the past few years of product trial and error and lots of beauty article reads later, we've figured out why exactly having a skincare routine is so important. Here's what it all boils down to:
1 - Consistency leads to visible results
If we’re being honest, I have definitely bought a beauty product before, used it maybe three times, and called it quits because I wasn’t noticing any results. Here’s the thing, consistency is key. Just like nutrition or exercising, doing it every once in a while won’t give you the result you’re looking for. Same goes for your skin. Skin responds to consistency. If you want a more youthful glow, tightened pores, or fewer blackheads, you’ve got to tend those desired results every day.
2 - It can save you money down the road
When you care for your skin’s health, you’re preventing issues from rearing their ugly heads in the future. And these issues could prove costly. Scarring, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin issues can be avoided or majorly delayed with having a skincare routine. Finding the right products to combat problems areas and worries could save you trips to the dermatologist.
3 - When you look good, you feel good
I bet you’ve heard this phrase a million times, but there’s a nugget of truth to it. When you take care of yourself, you feel good about yourself, and that shows to the rest of the world. My personal skincare routine has kept my skin in check. I’ve noticed less blackheads, fewer breakouts, and have gained the confidence to go makeup free more often than not. When you look in the mirror and feel good about yourself, you can pretty much conquer the world.
Something to remember when starting your journey into establishing a skincare routine: there are many different skin types—normal, oily, dry, combination—so not all products or routines will work for everyone. Determining your skin type is the first step. Once you’ve done that, you can begin to find products that suit your skin’s needs and become a skincare boss babe.