Why your habits might be keeping you from healthy skin
It takes 21 days to build a habit.
That’s three weeks of consistently putting in the same effort to see results. This can apply to fitness, following a morning routine, or your skin care.
And to tell you the truth, consistency is the most necessary tool in seeing and maintaining results in anything, but especially with your skin. You can have the best product in the world, with the best ingredients, but if you are not using them properly and consistently, you will not experience results. But we get it, some days your tired and accidentally fall asleep with makeup on, or skip exfoliating for two weeks because of midterms.
It’s not the end of the world, because life happens, but know that your skin does not accept excuses. You will break out, and that doesn’t mean your product is no longer working for you, it just means that you’ve neglected your skin.
So what are your solutions?
Change how you see skincare. Think about it this way, you wouldn’t not brush your teeth in the morning, or intentionally wear dirty clothes to an important meeting, so why would you neglect your skin?
How to build good skincare habits:
Prioritize washing your face every night
The first step is finding out where you cave. Some nights you’re just too tired to wash your makeup off, so why not wash your face the moment you walk in? And by the end of the day, your makeup usually wears heavy on your skin anyways, so why not just be more comfortable and wash it off immediately.
Develop an evening routine
You might have noticed, but we love routines at Salima Skin Solutions. It’s because it’s a wonderful way of measuring results, AND creating habits. An evening routine will help you settle into a comfortable setting, and can help you get a better sleep – which means a healthier and more productive you. Centre skincare around your routine, and watch how much your skin can change in just a few short weeks.
Keep a skincare journal
It’s important to track what we eat, how we eat and what this does for our body and our skin. And sometimes our memory fails us. Do you always break out after drinking a chai latte with normal milk? Or maybe something in your moms famous pasta salad irritates your skin? Whatever it may be, it’s difficult to know if you’re not tracking it.
Find a product that works for you, and commit to it. Your skin should not have to constantly adjust to new products or treatments, so find a brand that works for you and your skin type and use it thoroughly.