10 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Skincare Regime
Overwhelmed or bored with your skincare regime? Rest assured, you are not alone; even the most ardent skincare lovers amongst us have found themselves being a little uninspired by the beauty regime, and Googling ‘how to fall back in love with my skincare regime’...
On average, British women spend £400 a year on skincare and use 12 different beauty products daily. Yet, only 20% of us have found what we consider to be the best beauty regime for our skin type, meaning that the vast majority of us feel like we haven’t got an exceptionally good skincare regime. And, if we haven’t got the utmost confidence in our skincare routine, then it's no wonder that we struggle to stick to it.
However, there’s no getting away from the fact that consistency is key when it comes to skincare. Whilst dramatic results rarely appear overnight, it’s of paramount importance that you get, and stay, in the habit of looking after your skin daily, in order to reap the rewards in the long run. But if you’re feeling in a funk about all things skincare, even the most simple of steps can feel like an uphill struggle. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to reignite the passion and fall back in love with your skincare regime for good.
10 ways to fall back in love with your skincare routine
1. Get a personalised skincare consultation
Noticeable results are the best motivation for any routine, but you won’t see the best skincare results if you don’t adopt the best beauty regime for your skin type or concern. Fortunately, Face the Future’s skin experts are on hand to provide professional and personalised product recommendations just for you. Click here to get your free personalised skincare consultation.
2. Fill your feeds with skincare content
Stock-up on skin-spiration every time you scroll by following your favourite beauty brands and influencers on social media. Start by staying in the know with Face the Future on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
3. Lower the bar
If you’ve been following a time-consuming 10-step K-beauty routine then it might be time to reduce the amount of products that you're using. Research shows that almost three in ten women have reduced the number of products in their face care regime, and there’s a lot to be said for a more simplified skincare routine. Commit to the basics and use multi-tasking products like moisturisers with sunscreen, such as Avant Skincare Ceramides Soothing and Protective Day Cream SPF 20, or a combined day and night product like Medik8 R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Day and Night Eye Serum.
4. Keep everything in one place
As simple as it sounds, having everything you need to complete your skincare regime in one, tidy place means it’s much less likely that you’ll be tempted to skip a vital stage. Keep your items clean and clutter-free and consider products that are beautifully packaged, such as Augustinus Bader The Cream, to constantly draw your eye to the task in hand.
5. Invest in high-quality essentials
The best beauty regime starts and ends with quality essentials, and nothing says luxurious quite like Pestle and Mortar Double Sided Face Cloths. Made from 100% cotton, the multi-purpose cloths enhance the effectiveness of any cleansing routine. One side of the face cloth is muslin, to naturally exfoliate the skin and gently slough off make-up, debris, and dead skin cells. The other side is smooth cotton that leaves skin feeling polished to perfection.
6. Use reminders
Whether it’s a post-it note on your mirror, an alarm on your phone, or a recurring calendar entry, use reminders to help you get into the habit of a good skin care regime.
7. Make cleansing luxurious
Start looking forward to your skincare regime by making the first step feel like a decadent indulgence. Opt for a luxurious product such as Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm, to leave skin feeling super soft, supple and clean. The solid balm melts into an oil, before becoming a lightweight milk that rinses away without leaving any residue. Formulated with Augustinus Bader’s patented TFC8, the cleansing balm is rich in vitamin E, plant-based squalene, and also contains a deeply conditioning blend of butters, waxes, and oils.
8. Pick products that work while you sleep
Wake up to rejuvenated skin by introducing a product such as Vogue-recommended Medik8 Advanced Night Restore into your night care regime. The cult-favourite multi-ceramide night cream deeply nourishes and visibly firms your complexion, helping to repair daily damage, protect against free radicals, and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. With an innovative formula, the nourishing night cream has been expertly designed to be used after vitamin A (retinol), providing optimal comfort and hydration.
9. Make it a relaxing self-care experience
The best beauty regime should be an indulgent self-care experience. Play some soothing music, light a scented candle, such as OSKIA & Temperley Skin Smoothing Love Candle, and pamper your skin with Votary Radiance Reveal Mask – Lactic and Mandelic Acid, as recommended by The Times. Fabulous as part of a beauty regime for glowing skin, the lactic and mandelic acid infused mask, which is suitable for sensitive skin, gently resurfaces the complexion, reduces pigmentation, and minimises fine lines. Formulated with a calming complex of natural plant extracts, regular use of this indulgent mask will leave your skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.
10. Get excited about a new gadget
If there’s one thing guaranteed to get you feeling exhilarated about your face care regime it’s a gadget that really gets to work. We love the FOREO LUNA 3 Plus For Normal Skin, which purifies, firms, and tightens the skin in two simple steps. Utilising T Sonic pulsations and low-level electrical energy, the waterproof device combines thermo-facial cleansing with micro-current toning. The nifty gadget, which pulses at 16 different speeds, has soft heated silicone touchpoints and micro-current pins that enable you to target specific areas of concern.
Written by Sarah Blake
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