The key behind every successful skincare routine is consistency and commitment. Magic does not happen overnight and you should be skeptical of any brands who tell you otherwise. In reality, attaining your ideal, healthy skin will likely take a long time. This means that when you start a new skincare routine or buy a new product it is important not to look for immediate results. You likely already have a vision or expectations in mind about what your skin and body should look like, and this can make it easy to lose motivation when you don't see those desired improvements from the start. Commitment in skincare means that you push through the urge to end a new routine early, and that you will give a new product the benefit of the doubt and a reasonable amount of time until you know for certain it is not right for your own unique skin.
If you are looking for ways to stay motivated and committed, keep these tips in mind:
Before you start any new habit in your life (like a new skincare routine, diet, yoga class or running), make sure you set a realistic goal first and then try to raise your expectations gradually.
Commitment is an act, not a word.
You need to take action in order to achieve those goals, not just plan it and keep postponing. Whatever you can do today, do it and don't leave it for tomorrow.
Have a glimpse at your current daily schedule and set a time when you will integrate a certain step in your day. Let's suppose you want to be consistent and use a skincare product every day for one month. Pick a time such as every morning after your coffee and before brushing your teeth. If it helps, set a reminder on your cell phone so you do not forget. Slowly it will become the natural part of your routine.
People usually get disappointed and tend to quit or give up a routine when they do not see visible, dramatic results right away. It is very important to keep in mind that every person is different and for some of us it might take longer to achieve great results. When you start running every day or using a new skincare product on a daily basis, always keep in mind WHY you are doing it and just be patient. Miracles don't happen overnight.
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