Updated: Jan 8, 2020
Welcome to the first Skincare Heidi Workshop of the New Year!
Over the next three days I'll be taking a look at one of my favourite topics: CONSISTENCY. This is a concept that we return to over and over when it comes to our Skincare Routines, but have you thought about exactly what it means? I think it's time you do!
Today's topic: What Does *Being Consistent* Mean to You?
SOME COMMON ASPECTS FOR DEFINING *CONSISTENCY* WITHIN YOUR ROUTINE:
I think we can all agree that the most important definition of *Being Consistent* is to do Skincare every day. It's this daily effort that gives pattern and form to the routines that we do. If you're not doing skincare every day then you're not giving your skin regular care, it's as simple as that.
WASH YOUR FACE!
I don't think it's too controversial to say that your daily practice must include at least one cleanse in order to count as Consistent. No matter what else you do in your routine, you've got to wash your face!
Whatever actives, serums, products, etc that you use, to be consistent you need to have some overall concept for what you're doing within your routine. Even if it changes every day. You need to understand what you're using and why you're using it. You need to understand the synergy within your routine, as well as the conflicts. You should be able to look at every product you use as part of a larger concept. But also you should be able to identify a purpose for each individual product that goes on your face.
CREATE YOUR OWN DEFINITION OF *BEING CONSISTENT*
Let me be clear: I'm not here to judge. The important thing is that you accurately reflect your situation and that you are honest with yourself. If consistency is an issue for you and you want to improve, you need to know what's going on!
So, tell me, how do you define CONSISTENCY? - you do the exact same routine every day? - you have a written plan? - you plan out new products in advance to fit them into your overall concept? - that certain products are *staples* in your routine but others are used *as and when*? - do you have a weekly plan? Or maybe a seasonal plan?
💬🙋💬🙋💬 Chat Topics 💬🙋💬🙋💬 💬 What steps of your routine are 100% solid on a daily basis? (IE: AM cleanse, PM single cleanse, PM double cleanse, AM Advanced Skincare, sunscreen, hydration, PM Advanced Skincare, treatments, techniques - massage etc) 💬 What products do you use every day? 💬 Do you have a plan for what you use and when you use it?
In the next two posts we'll look at: ACHIEVING CONSISTENCY, and STUMBLING BLOCKS, so for today I just want you to think of your own personal definition of consistency 💙💙💙