The Importance of Adhering to Your Skin Care Routine

Make your regimen routine

There’s a reason we refer to your skin care regimen as your “routine”. Oxford Languages defines the noun “routine” as:

routine, noun:
a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.

Oxford Languages

You want to be performing your skin care regimen as a routine, twice a day: once in the morning, and once in the evening, 7 days a week.

If you skin goals are long-term health and maintenance, or if they are more extreme like anti-aging or clearing acne, you want to be adhering to your twice daily skin care routine.


The steps I mentioned in my last blog, Foundations of Skin Care, are only effective if they are used routinely. When used inconsistently or skipped altogether, your skin doesn’t get the benefit from these steps.

Imagine going to the gym once and expecting amazing results – you would be sorely disappointed! Results require dedication and consistency. Think of your twice-daily skin care routine as going to the gym for your face.

Benefits of consistency in your skin care routine

When using the correct products for your skin needs in consistent routines, you’ll see:

  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Hydrated, healthy skin
  • Moisturized, protected skin
  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  • Less new hyperpigmentation
  • Fewer new breakouts

You’ll also get to experience the full spectrum of the benefits the individual products claim, which might include:

  • Brighter complexion
  • More even complexion
  • Younger looking complexion
  • Less noticeable pores
  • Less inflamed breakouts

If you skip your routine or are inconsistent with product usage, you’ll miss out on these awesome benefits. In the case of applying proper sun protection, you might even be putting your skin at risk of worsened skin conditions and skin cancer.

Especially important for acne clients

For those battling acne, it is even more crucial to adhere to your skin care routine. Acne lesions take 90-120 days of forming before they appear on the surface of the skin. The routine that you’re using needs to be targeted to not only healing existing breakouts, but preventing new ones from forming.

This means that to achieve predictably clear skin, you need to perform your skin care routine in its entirety both AM and PM. Skipping a product or an evening could mean a clear follicle becoming impacted, and flaring on the surface of your skin in a few months.

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Schedule your clear-skin consultation today!

Through a consultation we will determine the products that your skin needs to achieve your skin goals. For many this is at least one exfoliating serum, and an antibacterial serum that fights the C. acnes bacteria in inflamed breakouts.

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