Why is it important to stick with a successful skincare routine?

Amir Karam MD Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Founder / Creator of KaramMD Skin

The skin is your body's largest organ, constantly exposed to the sun and environmental pollutants. Once the damage is done, it can be challenging to reverse. In my twenty years as a facial plastic surgeon and facial rejuvenation specialist, my goal has been to help people look younger with cosmetic anti-aging science. I’ve also made a simple observation during this time: healthy, young-looking, luminous skin is more easily achieved when you find and maintain your ideal skincare regimen.

When I see people with fresh, gorgeous, supple skin in their 60s, I always ask them their secrets. They all have these things in common:

1. Consistent sun protection throughout their lives

2. A skincare program with retinol, vitamin C, and the right ingredients for skin

3. Continuity–they’ve been following a good skincare routine for decades

Here’s my take on why you should stick with a successful skincare routine, why consistency makes the difference, and The Three C’s for your best skin.

Sticking with your routine keeps your skin healthy and youthful

Caring for your skin with daily skincare habits is important because our skin is our largest barrier against infection. When the skin gets dry or irritated, cracks in the skin can occur, making a person more prone to infection. Keeping our skin healthy and hydrated with an effective routine helps keep this barrier strong. 

Some of the many benefits of sticking with a successful skincare routine include the following:

  • - It reduces the visible signs of aging
  • - It boosts confidence – when you look good, you feel good
  • - Consistency can produce dramatic results
  • - It can encourage you to establish other healthy routines for a healthier lifestyle overall
  • - Boosted cell turnover and shedding
  • - Stimulates collagen production to slow the signs of aging
  • - It can help prevent acne
  • - Preventing skin problems is easier and less costly than trying to fix them with cosmetic procedures in the future 
  • - A successful skincare routine includes nourishing ingredients that your skin needs

Consistency is essential

You can have all the best ingredients in the world, but if you don’t put them on your skin daily with a consistent skincare routine, you won’t get the desired results. Remember, your skin will keep aging faster than you can stop it because of the following factors:

  • - Genetic changes that are happening at the cellular level
  • - Collagen and melanin production
  • - Oil flow
  • - Hydration

Applying the right ingredients consistently while also protecting your skin from the sun will make the most significant difference in your skin. Here are my tips for sticking with a successful skincare routine:

1. To keep a consistent skincare routine, make it a part of your daily practice

2. Keep all your products in one place and create a fun and inviting skincare station, as having everything out and accessible reminds you to do your routine

3. Make skincare into a spa experience to give you a daily moment to look forward to

4. Set a daily reminder to care for your skin

The Three C’s with KaramMD Skin

My practice has a motto: the three Cs for beautiful skin. Once you’ve found your successful routine, you need the three Cs to reverse the signs of aging and get better and better skin.

  1. CONSISTENCY: This is so vital that we’re mentioning it again. Don’t bounce around from product or trend to trend; stick with the same thing you know works.
  2. CONTINUITY: Think with the word “forever” regarding routine, consistent skincare. Use your effective products and skincare routine every day, year in and year out.
  3. COMMITMENT: Protect your skin from the sun and use the right products with all the necessary ingredients for luminous, gorgeous skin in the long run.

To help you follow The Three C’s, I developed the Trifecta, a three-step skincare line that includes:

  1. A non-irritating daily cleanser with ideal properties
  2. A vitamin C serum to lighten and brighten skin
  3. Illuminate, an all-in-one product containing my favorite active ingredients

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