Your skincare routine can have sixteen steps or just three, but that doesn’t matter if you don’t do it consistently. Skincare is something that should build good habits over time rather than be something that you do sporadically or when you just feel like pampering yourself.
With that said, here are some tips to help you commit to your skincare routine:
Set an Alarm
You may think this defeats the purpose of skincare being fun because you have to set an alarm for it and do it, but in the long run, it will build the habit. For the first few days, it will feel like a hassle when you’re already comfortable in bed, but after you’ve applied nourishing products on your face, sleep well, and wake up to beautiful skin, you will not have any regrets. Choose a soothing alarm tone so that you will not be startled into doing your skincare.
Turn it into a Fun Routine
Skincare is something you’re meant to enjoy, but you’re not doing that if you’re just stressed about it. Remind yourself that this is something you’re supposed to do for the welfare of your skin, but it shouldn’t be such a serious activity. Go ahead and put on your favorite music, or get yourself cute hair ties to use while you apply that face mask from online shops. Maybe you have a matching pajama set. Anything you think is fun, it can be done. Watch your favorite Netflix shows too so that you can catch-up while the products are seeping into your skin.
Talk about it with Friends
Skincare is something you do for your face, but it can also be a way to bond with friends. Do it at the same time over a Zoom call, or trade products that work great on each other’s skin types. Recommend the latest skincare product you tried, and swap horror stories so that you can avoid ineffective products. When you have someone who enjoys skincare as much as you, it becomes an activity worth sharing.
Indulge in the Occasional Luxurious Product
Skincare does not get better with price. Or, at least, there’s no guarantee that it will. There are products with budget-friendly prices that can provide great results for your skin. There are also cheap products that are, well, cheap. To truly get the best benefits, get the value for your money. And don’t be afraid to splurge a little on a product that goes a long way. In the same way that buying high-quality clothes despite the high price tag will save you money in the long run, you also get long-term benefits from investing in the right skincare products.
When it comes to self-care, there are a lot of things to think about. This is not about going through the motions, but this is about finding what works best for you. Whether that involves cutting down on a couple of steps in your routine or removing some of them altogether, go ahead and do it. And don’t forget to enjoy your ultimate skincare routine.