OUR Beauty MANTRAS AND THINGS In Between
How to Make Skin Care a Ritual (In 6 Easy Steps)
Setting Skintentions and Skin Care Goals
Having a skin care routine is very popular. Yet, not everyone gets the results they want from it. If you’re struggling to achieve clear and glowing skin despite using the best products, a simple skin care routine may not be right for you. Instead, you may need a skin ritual.
What Is a Skin Ritual?
A skin ritual is a skin care routine that looks at every element of skin care. You don’t just focus on having the right products. You also pay attention to your lifestyle and most importantly, your mental health.
Adopting healthy lifestyle choices is just as crucial as your morning and evening skin care routine.
Having a skin ritual and practicing it consistently is your best chance to get clear and healthy skin.
What’s the Difference Between a Skin Care Routine and Ritual?
Everyone can do a skin care routine. Washing your face and moisturizing is important, but it isn’t a well-thought-out process. Skin ritual on the other hand has a purpose and focus behind it.
Skin ritual comes from an internal place.
To elevate a skin care routine into a ritual, you need to focus on your overall mindset. It isn’t just about how you wash and care for your skin. It goes much deeper than that. It’s also about how much (and what) you drink and eat along with your attitude toward overall health. This holistic approach to skin care elevates any skin care routine into a powerful ritual.
The Connection Between Mental Health and Skin Care
The connection between mental health and skin care is a two-way street. For one, having a regular skin care routine can have great benefits on your mental health.
Self-care and pampering can instantly elevate your mood. And results can also impact your overall happiness. Having bad skin can often impact people’s self-esteem. On the contrary, clear skin can be an effective way to boost your self-confidence.
However, your thoughts and mindset can also influence the health of your skin. If you already have acne, stress is a common catalyst that can cause it to flare up.
5 Tips to Make Your Skin Ritual Last
1. Be Present
A skin ritual is self love and self care. Disconnecting from society, stress, and the outside world can help you reconnect with yourself. Let yourself experience the ritual.
Whether you’re putting on a face mask or soaking in the tub, you can only give your skin care routine your full attention if you allow yourself.
Turn off your phone, the TV, and anything else that may distract you. You can also set the mood with music, crystals, candles, incense, and petals in the bathtub.
2. Set Skin Care Goals
Having a goal to work towards can have amazing results in your skin care routine. You can also refer to this goal as your “skintention”.
Your skintention can be anything you want. For most people it usually involves achieving and maintaining clear skin, rehydrating dryness, and balancing unequal skin tones.
When you practice your skin ritual, always have your skintention in mind. Visualize it, focus on it, and make it a reality.
3. Understand the Products You Use
Once you set a skintention, you need the right products to achieve it. The kind that fits your skin type. That’s why it’s crucial to get personalized skin care advice to achieve the best results.
We often think of using our skin care for a purely physical outward goal of looking better. However, if you want your skin ritual to truly work, you need to rethink your skin care.
The goal of the ritual is to make you feel good in your skin.
And understanding what the products do on a functional level can help you achieve that. For example, nourishing your skin with antioxidants and peptides will enhance collagen production. As a result, you’ll experience better skin elasticity and strength.
4. Commit to a Skin Ritual Time
Ideally, you should have a skin ritual every morning and night when you complete your skin care routine. However, this doesn’t always work with everyone’s schedule. In this case, start practicing your skin ritual once a week instead.
Assign a time when you can focus on the connection between your mind, body, soul, and skin. And most importantly, lead your ritual with your skintention.
The amount of time you actually spend on your skin ritual isn’t important. Even if it’s just 2-5 minutes, it can have great benefits.
The fact that you focus on your skin and your mind on a regular basis will lead to a more positive and consistent skin care practice, that will ultimately help you achieve your skintention.
5. Be Patient
Your skin won’t clear up from one day to the next. You need to keep up the skin care routine and ritual to achieve the goals you set. Focus on the journey, not the destination.
Most importantly, don’t give up if you don’t see quick results. Keep committed to your skin care routine, because that’s how you’ll truly revitalize your skin.
6. Join a Supporting Community
Committing to a routine and connecting your mind and body to skin care isn’t easy. Having some friends can help you on this journey. Join the BIALife community to share your experiences and achieve your skintentions.
Your BIALife mentors can help you find your ideal skin ritual too. They can recommend the best products for your skin type, and give you personalized advice.
Find your skin’s health from within when you become a BIALife member.
With love, Janelle & Shasa